Thursday, October 16, 2014

Telecast Thursday - Got 15 Minutes? Episode 3

Hi everyone:

Another beautiful fall Thursday in Calgary brings a new episode in the "Got 15 Minutes?" video playlist. 

Today I'll be showing you how you can prepare borders for your project in just 15 minutes a day. I always have quilt tops that are almost finished - they just need the borders to be put on, but this is where I seem to frequently stop and stow them away for a few more weeks. I just need to take my own advice and I would soon have lots of tops ready for quilting (and that's another blogpost all in itself!).

You can watch this video below or on my Youtube channel.

If you haven't seen the other episodes in this series, you'll can find them here. Subscribe to my Youtube channel so you'll receive automatic notifications when new videos are released. Clicking on the logo in the top right corner of any video will also allow you to subscribe to my channel.

If you have any tips for preparing borders for your quilt projects, please let me know in the comments below.

Happy quilting!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving - Celebrate with Craftsy

Hi everyone:

Finally, my favourite time of the year - turkey time! Yes, it's Thanksgiving in Canada and I can hardly wait until Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all the trimmings. This is going to be a great week-end as my daughter will be joining us from university and it will be great to have her home if only for a few days. 


There's another reason this week-end is special: Craftsy is celebrating the fact that they have over 5 million - yes, that's million with lots of zeroes - members. Wow, that's a lot of crafty people! To celebrate this milestone, they are having a Flash Sale and you can get up to 50% off select online classes for a limited time only!

I've recently signed up for more Craftsy classes: Leah Day's Free Motion Fillers Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 classes. I always find I learn a great deal about free motion quilting by watching Leah Day and like her down to earth approach. She uses a domestic sewing machine - the same Janome machine that I currently have - and has helpful tips to make free motion quilting easier. Of course, there are many other classes on sale this week-end, so browse the classes and save up to 50% off.
Hurry, this offer expires on October 13th, 2014 at 11:59 PM MT. Shop Craftsy's 5 Million Member Flash Sale now and save.

Enjoy your week-end and your Craftsy classes - and don't overdo the pumpkin pie!

Happy quilting!

P.S. I am a Craftsy affiliate and as such will receive monetary compensation if you should purchase an item using the links above. Thanks!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Telecast Thursday - Got 15 Minutes? Episode 2

Hi everyone:

Welcome to Telecast Thursday! 
This week I am continuing my series of helpful ideas for using just 15 minutes of your day to move you forward on your quilting projects. 

In this week's episode, I'll show you how you can use those 15 minutes to help get your fabric ready for your current or upcoming quilt pattern. You can view this video on my Youtube channel or find it below.

There are many more videos in this series, so be sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel, to receive automatic notifications when new videos are posted. You can also just click on the logo in the top right corner of any video to allow you to subscribe to my channel.

If you have tips for how to use just 15 minutes a day on a quilt or sewing project, please let me know in the comments below.

Happy quilting!