11 11, 2015

Quiltcast #74 – Keeping it fun & Holiday sewing

By |2017-02-06T09:17:45-06:00November 11th, 2015|podcast, Quiltcast|2 Comments

Ok! April and I finally sat down at our computers at the same time and hit record on our Skype session! We start out talking about how we sew for fun, in the midst of commitments. It's really important to keep our creativity flowing, and the enjoyment in our business. Any tips for us? Summerfest [...]

28 07, 2015

Quiltcast #73 – Catching up with Amy & April

By |2017-02-06T09:17:50-06:00July 28th, 2015|Quiltcast|5 Comments

Wow! We've missed posting these podcasts! Thanks for your notes and encouragement about the Quiltcast! Think Big Quilt Along details here, and Facebook group here. April's new patterns can be seen here. The quilt we made for April : Natalia Bonner, Pat Sloan, Melissa Corry, Amy Smart, Vanessa Goertzen, January Turner, Christa Watson, Susan Katz, [...]

22 04, 2015

Quiltcast #72 :: Current Happenings

By |2017-02-06T09:17:52-06:00April 22nd, 2015|podcast, Quiltcast|1 Comment

A quick catch up with April, while baby Hazel napped for a few minutes. For sweet, new baby pictures, visit April's instagram! Check out fabric images here and here. And shop for patterns here and here. We will be back next week with a more complete podcast - Thanks for listening! —— We always welcome [...]

2 04, 2015

Quiltcast #71 :: Sewing for Babys

By |2017-02-06T09:17:52-06:00April 2nd, 2015|podcast, Quiltcast|1 Comment

Most everyone knows an expecting mom, and sewing for a new baby or mom is always fun! Check our group of tutorials before you sew a gift for the next baby shower. Amy's new fabric and patterns can be seen here, and April's new fabric can be seen here! ----- Latch cover Cart covers Single layer [...]

25 03, 2015

Quiltcast #70 :: Quilty Housekeeping

By |2017-09-19T12:33:47-06:00March 25th, 2015|podcast, Quiltcast|5 Comments

Battings and labels are both needed in our quilts even if they aren't the main attraction, but there's so many options for both! Listen in for our favorite battings and ways to label a quilt. Check at your local quilt shop, or long armer to purchase batting. Cotton, polyester battings are most commonly found. Warm & [...]

19 03, 2015

Quiltcast #69 :: What’s Your Favorite Color?

By |2018-02-05T17:07:12-06:00March 19th, 2015|podcast, Quiltcast|0 Comments

Making a gift for someone can be very rewarding and fun, but the color palette is often a challenge! Here's our tips for finding the right colors for the gifts you are sewing. What's your favorite color? Check out current decor in their home, and use it as a jumping off point. What color do [...]

4 03, 2015

Quiltcast #68 :: Selecting Patterns for Your Precuts

By |2017-02-06T09:17:53-06:00March 4th, 2015|podcast, Quiltcast|3 Comments

Use those precuts that (somehow) collect on your fabric shelves! Learn what to look for when selecting patterns for your precuts, and get started on your next quilt! Find a pattern that uses a background so you can add a solid precut, or yardage for additional contrast, and a bigger quilt. To highlight your fabrics, [...]

25 02, 2015

Quiltcast #67 :: Growing a Fabric Stash (& Chat with Jenny Doan)

By |2017-02-06T09:17:53-06:00February 25th, 2015|podcast, Quiltcast|3 Comments

Just home from Quiltcon, I've got a few experiences to share, and I was fortunate enough to sit down with Jenny Doan to talk about ModBlock. April and I are also talking about what to look for when growing a fabric stash! The photos of quilts at Quiltcon, that I took are here. ModBlock is available [...]

18 02, 2015

Quiltcast #66 :: Top 5 Apps

By |2018-02-05T17:07:11-06:00February 18th, 2015|podcast, Quiltcast|0 Comments

Catch up with us, and what we've been working on in our studios. Check out the Pillow Collective details here. And enter April's book contest here.   April's favorite apps: Kindle Duolingo Rhonna Designs Kaufman Quilt Calculator Lynda.com Craftsy   Amy's favorite apps: WordSwag Pages Facebook manager Pinterest One King's Lane Cooking Light     [...]

4 02, 2015

Quiltcast #64 :: Fabric Storage

By |2017-02-06T09:17:53-06:00February 4th, 2015|podcast, Quiltcast|1 Comment

Regardless of how big your fabric collection is, storing it nicely is a fun challenge for quilters everywhere! Listen in as April and I discuss our fabric storage solutions, and issues. We tend to both use shelves to keep things organized - Stacked fabric, in piles -by color -backing yardage in one zone -solids by [...]

21 01, 2015

Quiltcast #63 :: Quilt Storage

By |2017-02-06T09:17:56-06:00January 21st, 2015|podcast, Quiltcast|1 Comment

As quilters we tend to collect quilts! Today April and I are sharing best practices in caring for and storing your quilts. We hope you will share your Quilt Storage solutions with us too!     April's giveaway is happening here! The Quilt Storage pin board is here. Cardboard tube for rolling quilts. Quilt Ladders, and [...]

14 01, 2015

Quiltcast #62 :: Success in Quilting Patterns

By |2017-02-06T09:17:56-06:00January 14th, 2015|podcast, Quiltcast|0 Comments

Sometimes piecing a successful quilt pattern is more challenging that you would like. We've all been there, when nothing is working, and frustration has set in, when it seems a blow torch, or seam ripper are the only options. Today we have some tips so that you can have success with quilting patterns. Listen in and [...]