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  November 14, 2012
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Ripples and Reflections by Laurie Shifrin

Ripples and Reflections by Laurie Shifrin features batik fabrics. This Block of the Month project is offered by The Finishing Stitch in Littlestown, Pennsylvania.

Dear Quilters,

Have you ever seen a period fabric swatch book? To me it’s like that box of chocolates my grand parents used to send to me at camp each summer: to be savored one bite (or swatch) at a time.

This month on Quilt Out Loud! our very special guest is Bobbe (Roberta) Benvin. Bobbe became smitten with with old quilts and fabrics years ago and pretty much fell into designing quilting patterns and subsequently fabrics. See, a passion turned into a business once again!

This is what Bobbe writes about her current collection with Blue Hill Fabrics:

“Certain colors, certain prints, certain styles...together, they give us what is known as fashion. These trends in fashion make it possible to date not only the clothing that was worn, but also quilts that were made from fabrics that were popular at a given time. Each decade or, at least, each quarter-century can be identified by specific fabrics that were in demand by fashion-conscious ladies.”

Watch Quilt Out Loud! this month to hear Bobbe’s story and see where she finds her source material and goes about designing. It’s fascinating!

Happy quilting,

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Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show

Episode #308
Realistic Quilting for Pictorial Quilts with Cathy Wiggins

Cathy Wiggins continues to show us how to quilt natural pictorial quilts with wood grains as the topic of this segment. Cathy shows how to duplicate the three types of wooden boards with straight grain, half knots and whole knots and suggests thread weights and stitch length for realistic results.

Short Takes on Longarm Quilting with Vicki Hoth

Jodie asks Vicki why and how Cathy was using different stitch lengths. Vicki answers that the how isn’t nearly as important as the why. Handi Quilter has two different types of stitch regulation on their longarm machines; the precision and cruise. Vicki shows the difference between the two and why and when you would use each.

Watch it here!


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The quilting is done on the Baby Lock Tiara 16-inch longarm machine. This sit-down machine is compact enough for less spacious sewing rooms and comes with its own table. It’s a great choice for anyone looking to start longarm quilting!

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Quilt Out Loud!

Episode #405
Designing Reproduction Fabric with Bobbe Benvin

Jodie continues her conversation with Bobbe Benvin. Bobbe was inspired by the quilt treasures of the York County Heritage Trust in Pennsylvania to collect antique quilts of the pre-Civil War era, most in the 1840’s time period. In this segment Bobbe shows the original quilts and the reproduction fabrics she designed from them for P & B Textiles.

Watch it here!


Episode #244
Better Binding with Ebony Love: Attaching Binding

We continue our binding tutorial with Ebony and learn how to attach binding to our quilt. You need not have fear about binding. Watch this episode as many times as you like and you’ll be a pro, promise.

Watch here!

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Free "Beautiful Batik Quilts" eBook

Download Your Free "Beautiful Batik Quilts" eBook from Fons & Porter Today!

For quilters, using beautiful batik fabrics can make any quilt pattern pop right off of the quilt. Stunning batik fabrics like multicolors or even semisolids are perfect for numerous different quilting patterns – from Civil War quilt patterns to floral quilts.

This free eBook from Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting includes the information needed to create the four different batik fabric quilts, including:

  • The "Blue Lagoon" batik quilting pattern, featuring easy-to-make quilt diamonds and pyramids.
  • The "Piña Colada" batik quilting pattern, featuring big blocks and tropical colors.
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