Free Motion Quilting with Features, Angela Walters, Craftsy

Feather fail

I gave feathers a try for the first time on the longarm, and as you can tell by the feathers going in two different directions above, it is safe to … Continue Reading →


free motion quilting, all over quilting pattern, swirls and circles, longarm

Free motion quilting: Swirls and circles

I put a secret quilting project on the longarm last weekend. I can’t show you too much of it because it still needs to bound and gifted, but I can … Continue Reading →


ombre crib quilt, Kona Skinny, Bright, 1600, free motion quilting,

Virtual Show and Tell: Ombre crib quilt

The ombre crib quilt is officially done and gifted. I almost didn’t think I’d get it done in time for the baby shower on Saturday, the quilting powers that be … Continue Reading →


Maple Leaf Log Cabin, www.quiltaddictsanonymous.com, pattern available

Learning to quilt feathers

Whenever I’ve had an inkling to learn a new quilting skill, I never start small. More often than not I decide I’m going to do it, and it is going … Continue Reading →


Chevron quilt

Washing machine, the final quilting step

  I feel like a quilt isn’t really complete until it’s been through the wash. Hang in with me for a second those of you who think putting the final … Continue Reading →


Duck quilting panel

Loading up the frame

Last summer I spent a lot of time piecing and no time on the longarm, which means I have a backlog of tops in need of finishing in my sewing … Continue Reading →


Free motion quilting

Friday progress report: Practicing new free motion quilting patterns

Every time I rent time on the longarm machine at Quilting by You in Bettendorf, the shop owners ask what crazy plans I have. Occasionally I use one overall pattern, … Continue Reading →


I’m in love with Craftsy

If you haven’t checked out Craftsy, you need to right now. The website offers dozens of classes you can take online about all kind of crafts, from baking to furniture … Continue Reading →


Jungle baby quilt - www.quiltaddictsanonymous.com

Jungle baby quilt sneak peak

My sister is expecting her first baby in May. She is my only sister, so that means I was tasked with designing an extra special quilt for her baby. I … Continue Reading →


Blue and white quilt

I’m spoiled by the long arm

Occasionally quilting really frustrates me, and now is one of those times. When I first started quilting I finished everything myself on my home sewing machine. But then I discovered … Continue Reading →