Tuesday, July 26, 2011

FabricWorm: Fabricworm Weekly Giveaway! Joel Dewberry Heirloom...

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Upcoming Schedule

Hey everyone! I will be teaching this fall at The Quilt Shoppe in Stewartsville, MO.  Check their website here for all the great classes coming soon. I will be teaching Paper Piecing, Applique by Machine and a block of the month.  We will also be doing a Triangle Swap, so be on the lookout for the rules and dates.  Lets get together, have fun and learn!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

And the winner is.....

The winner of "Over the Castle Wall" is Facebook follower Debi Schrader. Congratulations!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

It's time for a GIVEAWAY!

I am sitting here with a broken wrist, unable to do any sewing and barely being able to type.  So, I have decided to do my first giveaway. You can enter to win my entry to the McCall's Design Star Challenge 1, Over The Castle Wall.  This is a quilt top, so you will have to provide you own backing and quilting.  You can have up to 4 chances to win:
  1. Post a Comment on this Post and tell me what you think of this design.
  2. Follow my Blog  (http://3dogdesignco.blogspot.com/)
  3. Follow me on Twitter (3DogDesignCo)
  4. Like my Facebook page (3DogDesignCo)
I will select 1 finalist from each category and then a final winner. You will have until midnight, Central time zone, July 22, 2011 to enter and a winner will be posted on Saturday, July 23, 2011..

The NEW Quilt Shop Locator App

“Quilt Shops” – a free application to find quilt shops across the U.S. from Quilters Club of America and Fons & Porter.
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Sunday, July 3, 2011

What ____ do you use?

Last time I discussed what thread I like to use.  Another question I always get is "What color thread do you use?"  The answer to that depends on what the quilt is for.  If I am making a utility quilt or a quilt that's going to be used, then I normally stick to a neutral thread, either tan or grey, just depends on the fabrics in the quilts.  Now, if I am making a quilt for a competition and that will be judged, I match my thread to the piecing.  Yes, that means I may use several colors of thread in one quilt.  I find that is the best way to hide the thread used for piecing.