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Quiltivate has been around for a few years now and we've seen thousands of quilts planned using the Quilt Builder. I knew this would be a fun tool, but I definitely underestimated just how creative my fellow quilters are! It's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2012 at Quiltivate
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+ = !!!!!! We have a huge announcement today: Your custom quilt plans from Quiltivate now include step-by-step tutorials by Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts!! Famous in the quilt world for her breadth of talent and interest in so... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2010 at Quiltivate
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Umm ... can you see all of those lovely fabrics?! And that's just one tiny glimpse into the amazing fabric mecca that is Harts Fabric in Santa Cruz, California! I spent well over an hour in here the other day,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2010 at Quiltivate
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Want some free fabric from my favorite fabric shop on the West Coast? Enter to win $25 from HartsFabric.com today! Q: How Do I Enter? A: Send a tweet out that says something like: "Design quilts online at www.Quiltivate.com!" and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2010 at Quiltivate
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The Gray Lazy, just-for-fun Nine-Patch is finished! It has already come in very handy around the apartment with San Francisco's amazing summer (autumn-like) weather. Although I have hand-quilted several quilts made by friends, this is only the seventh quilt I've... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2010 at Quiltivate
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A couple months ago, my Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild friend Amy a la Mode linked to a Groupon coupon for $20 worth of goodies for only $10 from Bobbin's Nest Studio in Santa Clara, California. Well, who can pass... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2010 at Quiltivate
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Sarah from Hip to Piece Squares had a hand-quilting tutorial featured on Sew, Mama, Sew!. I see a couple of little things Sarah does that I haven't tried, so I'm eager to pull out that quilt I'm working on and... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2010 at Quiltivate
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Denyse Schmidt Quilts linked to this article on The Improvised Life blog - here's the key point: "A really big part of improvising/creating/making is getting used to things not looking good while you're working on them." They're focused primarily on... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2010 at Quiltivate
Yay, Megan!!
So glad I'm not the only one, Emma. Slow and steady usually works best for me. But I'm still super impressed that you're already 4/5 of the way through the hand-quilting in only a year's time! I just finished hand-quilting an oversized queen quilt I started way back in 2004. :)
Toggle Commented May 10, 2010 on Gray Lazy Nine-Patch Quilt at Quiltivate
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I got a gift card to Barnes and Noble for Mother's Day yesterday - wahoo! Since I pretty much read all of my for-fun books on the ol' iPad these days, I perused bn.com for a while today looking for... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2010 at Quiltivate
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The for-fun quilt I started last week is all assembled and I even started quilting this weekend! I'm calling this the Gray Lazy quilt because it's just the right size for lazing around the apartment. And it's my very first... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2010 at Quiltivate
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Here are a few of the little tools I use that help me enjoy doing hand-quilting just a little more: Pincushion Ring from ArtNest's Etsy Shop: I got this super-cute pincushion from my ridiculously creative friend Sheri and I always... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2010 at Quiltivate
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I just returned from the awe-inspiring Amish Abstractions Quilting Exhibit at San Francisco's de Young Museum. I have seen pictures of these hand-crafted masterpieces, but it's really neat to examine them in-person. A few observations about these incredible quilts: PIECING:... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2010 at Quiltivate
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I love spending time working on Quiltivate! There are several exciting features in the pipeline for the Quilt Builder in particular ... I'm really eager to share them with you, but I'll wait until we're a little closer to spill... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2010 at Quiltivate
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We had a fun discussion at the Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild meeting the other night about the pros and cons of quilting bees, and what makes a bee great or not-so-good. It sounded like most people had had both... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2010 at Quiltivate
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I've never really been too worried about the migrating kind of flying geese, but the quilt block version always looks really daunting to me. I'll admit I'm easily intimidated when it comes to quilting projects. In fact, I basically to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2010 at Quiltivate
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After a feverish few days of almost relentless hand-quilting, I have at last completed a quilt I've had in the works long before I'd heard of Denyse Schmidt or modern quilting. This is the second quilt top I ever made... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2010 at Quiltivate
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The interwebs are abuzz with the upcoming launch of Fat Quarterly! For $8 per quarterly issue or $28 per year, this new eZine promises to be chock-full of sewing patterns, designer interviews, fabric previews, giveaways and much more. They say:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2010 at Quiltivate
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Internationally-renowned author and business guru Seth Godin has a post on his blog today encouraging people to quilt instead of quitting! Of course he means it figuratively - here's what he says: When you've had enough, can't tolerate your job... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2010 at Quiltivate
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Thanks to @burgers79 for the tweet link to this article from The Guardian - they posted five short stories from women who made quilts for their loved ones for various occasions. Grab a box of tissues, but be sure to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2010 at Quiltivate
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Look at this cool photo of all these quilts in this huge stadium - can you imagine the man-hours that have gone into making all of these quilts? This is a picture from an organization called A Quilt for Every... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2010 at Quiltivate
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Tuck that Kitty in the Corner and color Joseph's Coat how you like it, then make them into quilts! Play around with this week's five new blocks in the Quiltivate Quilt Builder, then get fabric calculations and make those plans... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2010 at Quiltivate
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Care from Obsessively Stitching has a new series to help her friend and very talented sewer from Darling Petunia to go for it and make her "1st Quilt EVER." To get her started, Care did a really good post suggesting... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2010 at Quiltivate
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Guys, this amazing lady is on track to make 100 twin-sized quilt tops this year! Evelyn Schweitzer from Marion, Ohio turns 85 this weekend and has conquered cancer twice but she still whips off 100 quilt tops per year and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at Quiltivate