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  December 5, 2012
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Ripples and Reflections by Laurie Shifrin
“Patriot Dream”by Renae Allen, this month’s star on Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show.

Dear Quilters,

Training wheels are a good thing for learning to ride a bicycle, so why not use them for learning free-motion quilting?

In the case of longarm quilting, “training wheels” are pre-printed panels and tools that help build coordination and muscle memory – not to mention confidence!

This month’s guest on Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show has develop a set of tools that help longarmers make the leap from guided quilting to free-motion work. Renae Allens’ Skillbuilders start out in almost follow-the-dot style for beginners, then builds skills and confidence to creating one’s own designs.

Whether you’re a beginner or further along but wanting to improve your skills, you are sure to learn a lot of this month’s show.

Happy quilting,
Jodie

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Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show

Episode #309
Skill Builders for Free-Motion Quilting Renae Allen

Longarm teacher Renae Allen realized that her students needed a project before the project so they could build on basic skills. They needed to learn the rhythm, the motion, the repetitive motion and the motor skills of longarm stitching. She developed Skill Builders, a fabric printed with all kinds of lines to use as a stitching guide. Arrows and numbers show the thread path minimizing stops and starts. Renae demonstrates using the Versa Tool by Handi Quilter to make smooth lines. And for the person who can’t stand to throw anything away, she shows a large tote bag made by using the fabric with a pretty backing.

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Episode #406
Visit Master Applique Artist Karen Kay Buckley

Mark Lipinski and Jodie Davis open the show from a glass shop in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Deb Fuller of LeTort Glass makes beautiful fused glass sewing scissor keepers for master applique artist Karen Kay Buckley, who is Mark’s doorknock “victim” in this episode.

Merrily Parker has sold many a longarm machine and in doing so helped many longarm quilters start their business. Merrily joins Jodie at Quilt Market to you tips on getting started in your own longarm quilting business. From choosing a machine to setting up your business, this is what you need to know.

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Episode #247
Blocks-a-Go-Go: Cracker Jack

Mary Fons shows how to make this super-quick block consisting of triangles and rectangles which she has chosen to create in high contrast fabrics. Download the pattern for Cracker Jack for free!

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Episode #21
Auditioning Quilting Threads

Now it’s time for quilting. What thread should you use? Something that contrasts? Perhaps something a bit more subtle? Expert quilter ZJ Humbach provides tips for selecting quilting thread that’s right for your quilt.

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