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Irene Berry
Have you noticed we have a “TQL” picture in every issue? It’s kind of like our own version of Where’s Waldo. I hope you’ve noticed, because coming up with them is such a fun, creative opportunity for us. (Clue: It’s often on the “Life Online” page, but not always). For instance, the letters TQL were...
Before you dive into the December issue of The Quilt Life magazine, please take one more look at Laura Fisher’s BROKEN STAR quilt in the October issue. The TQL team fell seriously in love with this wonderful antique quilt. Ricky told me he wants to make his own version of the quilt, and TQL contributing...
Sometimes a quilter needs a “no wrong answers” kind of project, as an antidote. After an intense quilt experience — the designing, the auditioning, the second guessing, the making all the corners meet and the points match–a person can use a break. Click here to download your FREE pattern.* *The pattern is in PDF format....
Take a look at the photo of Frosty Flakes, Cheryl Lynch’s elegant winter wall hanging, in the December issue of TQL. That picture was actually taken in August, at the home/studio of TQL photographer Gregory Case and his wife/photo stylist Elena Morera. TQL editor Irene Berry and I were there to try our hand at...
Once the quilting is finished, Irene puts the quilt in the washing machine–in cold water, with about a tablespoon of Clorox 2 and a color-absorbing sheet. She sets the machine for the very end of the delicate wash cycle, so it’s mostly rinse. This will wash out all the starch and any markings. (She admits...
Now it’s time to select quilting threads. I’m going to go through my thread stash and see if I already have some colors that might work. My friend ZJ Humbach, a longarmer, showed me this trick. To get an idea of how thread is going to look when it’s sewn in, you have to make...