Stars Upon Stars Journey – The Start
Wow, what have I got myself into…. the pattern is from Laundry Basket Quilts call Stars Upon Stars. I fell in love with this pattern. It reminds me so much of a beautiful tile floor. I just have to finish this. To prepare, I’ve been watching LBQ videos on this. It’s interesting. I had no idea they produced videos and was thrilled to view them when I was preparing for this quilt. I consider myself an intermediate quilter and I kind of have this mindset that I can do it most of the time. When I saw how small the […]
Which Side to Press To
To press open or to press to one side…. that is the question! I’ve noticed more andmore patterns are instructing to “press as desired.” This is all well and good, but I want to know what is the BEST way to press for easy seam interlock. When I sew seams together, they must interlock for me. When I see a “press as desired” in a pattern I want to scream. To some this might mean, press open, others it might mean press to one side. But what side? So “press as desired” never cuts it in my opinion (and I’m […]
What Do You Sew With?
Let’s talk sewing machines….. there a slew of brands, models, sizes and colors out there today on the market, but what exactly is the best one to use? Is there a best? If you ask 10 different quilters what features are a must for someone buying a machine for quilting, I’m sure you would get 10 different answers. But what exactly do we need? As a backdrop I’d like to give you some history of my sewing machine adventures throughout the years. Some of you might know I also run a t-shirt quilt business. We have 2 computerized longarm machines […]