Ruby Ambassador Video Interview with Jenny Haynes of Papper Sax Sten

Ruby Ruler Ambassador Papper Sax Sten

 

Happy Monday to you all! Our heating is currently broken and its bit cold in the house. Fingers crossed the repairman coming in an hour can fix it quickly. (Send warm thoughts!)

In the meantime, I wanted to share a link to my video interview with Britain-Based quiltmaker Jenny Haynes of Papper Sax Sten. She is one of my Ruby Ruler™ Ambassadors and I love seeing how she is using the Ruby Ruler™ to check color values on her curvy-pieced quilt designs. She manages to create very interesting tunnel and tubular effects using curved piecing and color value.

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Q(uilting) & Answer Video Series starts today

Ruby Ruler by Wise Craft handmade

 

Crossing a big goal off my to do list for 2020 right here at the start-

Today I’ve launched a brand new weekly video series on my Youtube channel. Q(uilting) and Answer is short, weekly videos that answer quilting questions I get asked. You’ve asked at my lectures and workshops, and I’ve been keeping a running list.

 

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How to make a Snowball Quilt Block- new Youtube video

Snowball Block

 

I recently traveled to some very warm areas recently to visit family (North Carolina I’m looking at you!). That is likely the very reason why I started thinking about making a snowball block quilt. This is one of those blocks that’s super easy to make, and endlessly customizable. The corner block colors can be all the same, or all different. Its fun to see how the quilt changes. Its also a great project to keep set up by the sewing machine, at the ready for any time I have an extra half an hour (like while I’m waiting for computer problems to be resolved…).READ MORE

The next #wisecraftstitchalong is starting soon! Hawaiian Quilting

(photo by Stephanie Congdon Barnes)

We will soon be starting our 4th stitch along in the Wise Craft Quilts Facebook Group. We’ve had great fun stitching these projects together (you can see some of the projects in the #wisecraftstitchalong hashtag on Instagram. Our stitch alongs are casual, and focus on or expand on techniques from my book Wise Craft Quilts. Its been a great way to give myself a little permission to just stitch something new, revisit the projects from that book, and sew up new versions.
For this next one, I was inspired a bit by the sunny skies and warmer temperatures we are having in Seattle right now. I’m thinking tropical!READ MORE

Learn More about the Ruby Ruler™ in these videos

If you are on Facebook and enjoy watching FB Live videos like I do, I wanted to let you know about two recent videos from folks who reviewed the new Ruby Ruler™. It may give you even more insight into how to use this nifty tool!
Penguin and Fish Ruby Ruler
Alyssa Thomas of Penguin and Fish (above) recently did an entire FB Live to her Penguin and Fish FB subscribers just on using Value in your quilt designs, and demonstrates how the Ruby Ruler™ can help determine value. The best takeaway from it is now my new favorite line-

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Modern Quilt Guild Webinar this Thursday


 
Member of the Modern Quilt Guild? Join me tonight, Thursday, February 8th at 9pm EST/6pm PST. I will be discussing different strategies for cleaning and stabilizing vintage fabrics to use in your quilts. One of my favorite things to do with vintage fabrics is incorporate them in my quilt designs, but they often need a little help to make them clean, strong, and ready to be used in a quilt design.