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ZippyQuilts · 5d ago

Quilt as a Wedding Guest Book

One of our daughter’s former room mates is getting married and asked if I would make a T shirt quilt from shirts both she and her fiance have gathered in their various athletic pursuits.  Sh...
ZippyQuilts · 1W ago

Quilt Alliance Contest 2017

After 3 weeks and 3 quilts, here is the one I finally finished for the 2017 Quilt Alliance contest. The first two quilts were OK, but I like this one best, so off it goes. The contest theme ...
ZippyQuilts · 2W ago

YOW! I’m teaching curved piecing!

To be exact, YOW is the name of the quilt, not my reaction to teaching a curved piecing class 🙂 The class is at Studio Stitch in Greensboro (NC), one of my favorite shops. To my surprise, I ...
ZippyQuilts · 3W ago

A Fun Gift Wrap, and A Fun Gift

My friend Gwen sent me her book on Christo, which she has used to write several blogs recently. Christo is the guy who goes around wrapping stuff in fabric, and Gwen got interested in the fa...
ZippyQuilts · 1M ago

Straight Pins: A Brief Review

I’ve used the same straight pins for years because they are smooth, sharp, and a little flexible, with glass heads that don’t melt if you happen to iron over them.  Pins are very important i...
ZippyQuilts · 1M ago

A Practice Piece

So, while I was on a Jane-Sassaman-fabric kick, I got this piece to use for practice. And I cut it up into triangles and made this top.  This was just for practice, so I sewed it together al...
ZippyQuilts · 1M ago

Finally, A Quilt Design

I’ve had this Jane Sassaman fabric for several (5?) years now, but I love it so much it’s been hard to decide what to do with it. Coincidentally, I’ve also been meaning for years (more than ...
ZippyQuilts · 1M ago

Threads of Resistance

My friend Claire made me aware of Threads of Resistance, “a juried exhibition of work created to protest the Trump administration’s actions and policies”. I usually avoid politics here, sinc...
ZippyQuilts · 2M ago

Not Arkansas Crossroads

Arkansas crossroads is a block I’ve wanted to make for some time, but I can’t put my hands on a picture of it right now.  Anyway, I ran across this very similar block last week and just had ...
ZippyQuilts · 2M ago

Which Permanent Markers for Quilts?

I’m making a quilt to be used as a wedding “guest registry” by a friend. It will be a “couch quilt” after the wedding, used for naps, watching TV, etc., so it will be washed. This led me to ...