Thanks for tuning in this week! April and I share our wish list of new skills to learn – what’s on your list?  Our Top 5 includes tools and notions for learning our new skills.


The Quiltcast -

The wedding quilt – at last! I made this quilt for my sister-in-law and her new husband, who is really tall! When I learned that they were planning to purchase a California King size bed, I super-sized my design!


We all have skills we want to learn, or perfect. Here’s what April and I have on our lists :



– Long-arm binding application

– Needle-turn appliqué

– Consistency in curved piecing

– Hiding/burying knots



– Perle Cotton appliqué

– Hand quilting also with perle cotton

– 1/4″ Paper pieced hexagons

This is the quilt I mentioned in the cast, click the picture to read more about my process in making the quilt.

Techno Flakes


Top 5 tools for learning/perfecting our skills –


AccuQuilt GO! Drunkards Path – 3 1/2 inch Finished

Lapel Stick or Sewline Water-Soluble Glue Pen

Black Gold Needles Applique, maybe Clover Gold Eye Milliners

– More perle cotton threads

– Papers for paper piecing  –



Janet-Lees favorite ruler (wide long arm ruler)

Superior Threads Prewound Bobbin Assortmentfor applique

– Lapel Stick or Sewline Water-Soluble Glue Pen

Color Catcher

– Google a method to find your best way to work



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