Ultimate Borders Stencils...a great hint!

I've found that the large size of the Borders stencils makes it difficult to manipulate the stencil when marking.  I got the bright idea of cutting them apart to smaller units and it makes it SOOOO much easier to move the stencils around.  

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Another Beautiful Project by Anna Csurke!

I featured Anna's wholecloth design last November (CLICK HERE) using a series of the Ultimate Stencils.   All I can say is WOW!!!!  I absolutely love what she does and am thrilled to be able to share this with you.  This ended up being a pillow.  Check out how she quilted the BACK of the pillow. She shared a cool background design using one line of the Twisted Clams Papa size and the smaller 1/2" circle from the Ultimate Borders Motif.   This is the back of the pillowcase and I think it's just beautiful. Thank you for sharing Anna!!!!  ...

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Featuring Martie Stern!

Martie is one of my "Craftsy Kids" and she sent me a show and tell I just knew you would love to see.   This is a wedding quilt she made for her brother and his new bride.  The wedding was in October and it was a "guest sign-in quilt".  She used all the techniques she learned from both Craftsy classes and used the Ultimate Shape stencils to make all the designs. Very well done Martie!!!  Thank you for sharing.  Hugs, Cindy :)

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Chevrons Using Rope Cable Border

I've always admired the S-Curve background filler but have always had trouble getting my S-Curves consistent throughout.  I had an Ah-Ha moment when I realized that the rope cable border is made up of just that..perfect S-curves! Here's a very easy way to create a beautiful background just by reversing the rope cable. Start by drawing vertical lines that are the same width as your rope cable.  These lines are a guide, they will NOT be quilted. 1.  Now mark your rope cable in the first section. 2. Flip your stencil over so your rope cable is going in the...

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AQS Quilt Week-Lancaster and Special Exhibit!!!

I wanted to share that I will be an instructor at the upcoming AQS Quilt Week show in Lancaster, Pennsylvania March 21-24th!   I have three full-day classes, one of which is already full but my Beginning Machine Quilting and my Open Thread Bar are still open. There are some fabulous instructors on board for this show.  To check them out please click HERE and peruse the classes that are being offered. I'm also very honored that I was asked to provide a special Featured Exhibit at this show of my vintage linen quilts!!!  I will have 20 quilts on display...

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