Life in the Swirly World

We Have A Winner!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Notion Commotion Blog Hop! And to everyone who commented and liked my page!  A random number generator chose a winner for the Creative Grids Kite Plus Ruler, Swirly Girls Design Ruler and Michael Miller Fabrics Cotton Couture Charm Pack.


And the winner is….. Angelina Kendra.  Congratulations!!!

Angelina, I will email you regarding shipment. Thank you for participating.…

Notion Commotion Blog Hop – Kites Plus Ruler

I am so excited that I was invited to participate in the Notion Commotion Blog Hop! I found so many great, new tools at Quilt Market that I had a hard time narrowing it down to just one. I decided to feature the Kites Plus Ruler designed by Kari Carr for Creative Grids because of the endless design possibilities.


Use this tool to cut and sew kites up to a finished size of eight inches. Follow the markings on the ruler to cut the top and side triangles. Line up these odd angles perfectly by marking the seam allowance through the holes in the ruler.…

Notion Commotion Blog Hop

NotionCommotionWe are kicking off the Notion Commotion Blog Hop today! Ten top designers will show you the latest notions from Spring Quilt Market 2014. So get ready to hop and possibly win!

Click on the links below
to see what inspired us this Spring!





Participating designers:

June 17th

June 19th

June 24th

June 26th

July 1st

July 3rd

July 8th

July 1oth

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July 15th

July 17th


New Patterns and Wholesale Bargains!

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This spring I introduced the Dashing Bobbin pattern line.  These patterns are full color, a smaller format and at a lower price point. They feature single-size, quick quilts that are designed to be easy to shop for and easy for quilt shops to kit for you.

First up is Overnight Sensation. This quilt is 64″ x 76″ and uses 12 fat quarters and a background.  The quilt on the pattern cover uses Serafina from Timeless Treasures Fabrics.  I’m also loving this batik version featuring batiks from Michael Miller Fabrics.

Overnight Sensation Cover  Overnight Sensation Batik LR2

Crackerjack is 60″ x 75″ and uses 10 fat quarters and a background.…

Quilting Cruise FAQ

I’m dedicating this post to answering your quilting cruise questions. I’ve been on four quilting cruises and they have all been WONDERFUL!  Here we go…

1. Do I have to bring my machine?
This depends on the coordinator you are cruising with. The cruises I have been on all provided nice machines with all the goodies. In addition, there is a machine expert on hand who helps with everything, even fills your bobbin! The evening before class starts you have the opportunity for a fun “make and take” project to learn the machines before starting on the cruise project.

2. Are things rolling around?

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