Anatomy of a Necktie

In an older post I’ve talked about my latest commission, which is the making of a quilt using a person’s old neckties. I must say there is a lot more to a simple necktie that meets the eye. That is why I have chosen to name this post, “anatomy of a necktie.” Why would I … Continue reading

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Conquering Mitered Corners

Since I’ve never been one to take “the high road” in quilting, I’ve always tried to avoid those things that I consider to be too difficult to deal with, particularly when there are easier alternatives to achieve similar results. Such is the case of mitered corners. Most of my quilts have borders that are squared off at the … Continue reading

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The Embroidered Quilt & The Ancient Sewing Machine

I want to talk today about a cute quilt that I am creating out of old-timey looking machine-embroidered blocks that spell out the story of the Twelve Days of Christmas. My friend has a new embroidery machine and she was trying it out by creating this set of Christmas patterns. I think her initial idea … Continue reading

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Fit to Be Tied – Another Memorabilia Quilt

A lady contacted me a while ago, referred by a member of my Guild (Asheville Quilt Guild) whom she approached at an expo, looking for a brave and conscientious quilter who could turn her husband’s 12-lb bucketful of discarded neckties into a quilt. She had been trying to find someone who would do the project, … Continue reading

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Baby Quilt Commission

baby quilt by Monica Hayden I have not done this in a while – posted a brief note about some of our past projects. Elizabeth from the Hazelwood House gift store in Hot Springs requested I make a baby quilt for a friend’s baby shower. I had completed many successful projects for her over the … Continue reading

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