Stabilizer Basics

Our February Loose Threads project uses stabilizer to create the machine stitched heart design. Why? If you’ve ever tried to do any decorative stitching on a single layer of fabric before, you may have noticed your fabric puckered and looked …

Quilting Ruler Storage Ideas

I recently took stock of all the quilting rulers I have, and realized I will never live long enough to use them all! Okay, maybe it’s not quite that bad, but I do have more than a few. And I’m …

Celebrating Our Sesquicentennial

Quilters are a proud lot – proud to be Canadian, eh! Over the past few months I have received numerous stories and photos from quilters across the country showing what quilters are doing to celebrate our country’s 150th birthday. I

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The Mystery is Over!

Many of you know that we have been running a Mystery Table Runner contest in the past few issues of Quilter’s Connection. The big reveal – of the project and the randomly chosen winners – is in the Summer 2017 …

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Ruler Quilting on your Domestic Machine

(Image courtesy of Amy Kraan)

I recently attended the Creativ Festival West show in Victoria, and dropped in on a workshop on Ruler Work on your domestic sewing machine, by Carola Russell of Carola’s Quilt Shop in Gibsons, BC. She …

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With Glowing Hearts Quilt Challenge

Have you heard of Trend-Tex Fabric’s ‘With Glowing Hearts – Celebrating 150 Years’ Quilt Challenge yet? Details about the contest here

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Canada Eh? Mystery Table Runner Contest

The Winter issue of Quilter’s Connection Magazine included a mystery table runner pattern, and we decided to run a contest in conjunction with the pattern, to celebrate Canada’s 150th.
We’ve had a request from one of our readers to publish …

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Someone has actually heard of us!!

When I received the email saying we had been nominated for an online ‘award’, immediately I dismissed it as spam. What is this list of “Top 100 Quilting Blogs” anyway? Who is Feedspot? I’m sure it’s some Phishing site. …