Love those double spines but need a little help getting them done? The ProEcho line of rulers by Quilter’s Groove (😉 That’s me) makes them a little easier! Check out this quick video for on how!
When I first started machine quilting back in 2004, I looked all over for a mathematical way to figure out borders. Something that would work all the time on every border. Unfortunately, I could not find one. I thought I would share with you how I figure out an undulating spine that goes around the entire quilt. I have found that it is best to mark these before you load the machine on the frame.
You can use this spine for ferns, flowers, feathers… really any thing or maybe just to divide up your border or space to do different fills on either side. I’d love to know how you measure and mark your borders. Leave it in the comments below!
I am so excited that I can barely contain my excitement! The past few months have been challenging to say the least. We are all in a similar boat… our quilt shows have been cancelled which means that all of those classes that we all signed up for just went POOF! So what’s a quilter to do… we turn to our online options. Sometimes these are good and other times not so good. I have the perfect solution!
Private quilt coaching… you are in your studio, I am in mine and we come up with a game plan specific for you based on your own skill level. So if you have a special project that has been lying around for a while because you don’t know what to quilt on it…. this is perfect for you! Or maybe you just bought a longarm and are a little afraid and don’t know where to start. This is perfect for you! Maybe there are numerous things you want to work on or learn… again… everything is tailored to you. It doesn’t get any better then this!
What’s even better is that the first 5 people to respond…. get a free 1/2 hour coaching session! Limited spots so don’t delay!
Hi all, I hope you are all well and surviving our nationwide quarantine! We are social creatures and this surely is gonna test us… what’s the saying… what doesn’t kill us will make us stronger. Please follow all the directives so this can be over sooner rather than later. While I realize that this is serious, I need to try and maintain my sense of humor (hence the picture above) or I will go absolutely crazy.
First things first…. my online classes (not iQuilt) are on sale 25% off! Use code 25OFF The kits associated with both the Rulers for Rookies classes are 15% off! So why not learn a new skill, refresh an old skill or just have a little fun!
I have also added my 2 DVD’s as downloads! So if you are wondering how I come up with my quilting designs…. it’s really no secret and it’s really easy!! You can take a simple nine patch and turn it into a beauty! So we all have those orphan blocks that never made it into a quilt…. great to practice this technique.
So… my plan A was to go to MQX, teach all my wonderful students and just generally have a blast.
I am currently workin hard on my quilt along…. Comes Around, Goes Around! I am hoping it will be completed and ready to go by next Friday so please bear with me… a lot goes into it! Please stay tuned as there are a limited number of kits… so once they are gone… they are gone.
The kits are laser cut… there is no piecing involved. There will be blanket stitches around all of the applique. There will also be an option of getting the kits with the rulers that I use for the quilting. I will be filming all of the quilting as well, so you can quilt it as I have or you can use the Divide and Design method to create your own! I can’t wait to see what you all come up with.
Stay well! Hope to see you at a future quilt show… SOON!
So I realize that it’s been a while! I apologize. I have started to accept customer quilts again, it’s difficult to try and get it all done but I’m trying!
I have had this new Rulers for Rookies 2 Kit in the works for quite a while now. I can say as of today…. it is done! I had so much fun designing this panel! It comes with 5 different rulers. ProCircle 7, ProEcho 12, ProPebble 3/4 – 1.75, Pro and my favorite…. the ProLine 8!
This weekend! 15% off the Rulers for Rookies 2: The Next Step Kit!
Don’t miss out! 2/14/20-2/17/20 No code needed!
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! I had some new additions to my house… it definitely kept things interesting .
I am heading to NYC next week (Dec 13th) to Gotham Quilts and there are still some spots left. Rulers for Rookies is on tap for Friday afternoon and Friday evening! Come spend some time in the city…. check out the tree and enjoy the atmosphere! It is sure to be a great time and if you haven’t been to the shop… its worth the trip.
Rulers for Rookies a great introduction to using rulers on your domestic machine. The great thing about it is that you do not have to bring any of the rulers with you. I provide all the rulers you need. What could be better??
Hope to see you in the city!
It’s that time of year again! We all madly prepare for Houston market and Festival! Those late nights of prepping the boxes for shipping. We have to send those weeks ahead of time. I always forget what I put in the boxes so this year… I wrote down what was in the boxes so hopefully I won’t forget something crucial! Which I ALWAYS DO!!!
I will be arriving on Sunday to set up my classroom for Monday and Tuesday classes…. unfortunately this year…. I will not be having a booth at Festival! I know…..booooo! I just couldn’t swing it this year. I am hoping to be back next year.
FREE SHIPPING ON DOMESTIC ORDERS
when you purchase 2 or more items
OCT 25-NOV 1, 2019
Use the code FREE
So in light of the fact that I won’t have a booth… From Oct 25-Nov 1, you will receive free shipping on orders of 2 or more items! Orders will go out the following week!
If you forget to enter the code…. (please don’t)…… remember I am in Houston teaching and won’t be readily available to fix the error!
Barb Persing, barbarapersing.com, and I have been each others support in this crazy quilting business for years now. So I’m not sure what took us so long to actually work together. LOL . Barb is an incredibly talented designer, not only of patterns but fabric as well. This little bunny is only one of the patterns you receive in her Babyhood pattern. There are 3 other patterns as well, all equally as cute and super simple to put together.
Barb and I have completely different styles of quilting…. she is all freehand, no stitch regulator or rulers (I know the horror… how can you not use rulers). I am very structured in my quilting. Obviously love rulers. Barb’s quilting on her bunny is just perfect and I love it….. so it was really hard to come up something different for my bunny. But I did. So we will be testing the waters…. I’ll put together the rulers that I use on her bunny along with her pattern….
I planned out the ruler work for my little bunny…. and then kind of went with the flow. The problem with me going with the flow…. I forget what I am doing or have done.
Prime example…. I started the top border with 3 lines… then I was at the bottom and going to finish up the three borders and forgot that I had already done the top border…. so I started with regular piano keys. So I had to spend some time ripping out….. which I hate as I am sure everyone does… but I really hate when it is because of something stupid like forgetting what I was doing. UGHHH …
But before the border fiasco, I did all of my SID work and ruler work. I had to mark the large diamonds which is unusual. I do NOT like to mark my quilts but this was unavoidable. I used a water soluble blue pen.
Now, I LOVED how Barb quilted her bunny so it is sometimes hard to see past what has already been done to do something different. But I think I managed.
I used 3 rulers on this quilt…. The Pro, ProLine 1 and the ProOval 3 (inside oval).
I hope you like both versions! Barb sells this pattern on her website so make sure you check it out along with all her other amazing patterns.
Here are some Q&A:
When is the Facebook LIVE event?
The Facebook LIVE event will be held on July 26th at 1pm EST.
What exactly is a Trunk Tell All (TTA)??
Initially, the concept behind placing my trunkshow “No Junk In the Trunk” on my website was to allow those individuals who were unable to attend this event an alternative to simply missing out all together. However, I soon came to the realization that when I host a trunk show the duration is only an hour due to the fact that it’s a live presentation. Immediately the idea of limiting an online session became ludicrous, and it was apparent that such restrictions were not going to beneficial. Next, I felt the title of “No Junk In the Trunk” needed a little fine tuning, as this class contains more than me moving my lips. Yes, you will hear the tale on how I took my first steps into the quilting world, my successes and even my failures but included are great designing tips! AND Freebies! Who out there doesn’t like free things???
Are you stuck for inspiration?
If so, trust me you aren’t alone! There are many designers that become caught up in the tornado of the uninspired. We all go through periods where we feel as though we aren’t in Kansas anymore. Feeling lost is not pleasant! This “Trunk Tell All ” will reveal the yellow brick road to creativity; and Lisa will have you tossing those ruby glass heels away!
Are you frustrated with missing out on great quilts and advice because you can’t travel to shows?
Life is a tough act to balance, and the ability to create opportunities to attend shows is not an easy task! That’s why this newest course “Trunk Tell All” is such a Win, Win!! You have the capability of gaining great inspiration, advice, and support without having to worry about location!
Are you new to quilting or longarming?
Then welcome! We have ALL worn that tag at one particular time. During this class you will instantly be put at ease witnessing Lisa share her journey from newbie (first quilt), to her latest, and all that has transpired for this quilter in between.
The quick and short of it is that Lisa has been piecing since 1997 and longarming since 2004. AND let’s not forget that after providing over 3000 customer quilts her plethora of knowledge and understanding regarding the quilting arena is enormous!
If I have taken Lisa’s online Divide and Design Class, should I still take this?
The Trunk Tell All does not teach you the divide and design process. The TTA is a fun, entertaining, inspirational and yes, slightly educational way to spend your time. So the answer to your question is YES!
If I sign up, how long do I have to take the class?
The great news is you have forever! The class is broken down into Chapters so you can easily stop and start as needed. So if life has you hitting the pause button that’s okay! The session incorporates approximately an hour and a half of videos, in addition to its pictures and text.
What exactly is Facebook LIVE?
Facebook Live is an event that streams real-time, you must have a Facebook account to attend. During the session you will have the opportunity to ask Lisa questions pertaining to ANYTHING your little heart desires! You may want to have a pen and paper handy so you can take notes. So get your list of inquires ready and become a part of Lisa’s new FB community!
If I can’t make the Facebook LIVE event, or don’t have a Facebook account and want to become a part of FB Community what should I do?
You do need a Facebook account to participate in the event, the good news is they are very easy to set up! If you can’t make the LIVE event, email me your questions and I will make sure to answer them. You will then be able to view it in my Facebook community at your leisure.
DONT MISS OUT! ~Lisa