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Snowed in sew time

So Ireland has been getting some severe snow this past few days.  Maybe not severe for some countries but quite severe for Ireland.  The whole country has almost come to a complete close! It has however meant that I can work on my longarm quilting and my piecing.  I had some lovely left over polka Read More

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This baby corners like it’s on rails!

I have had my longarm machine since 2010 and over the years through use the rails wore down.  They actually got so bad that I started sanding them down to try to keep them smooth.  I recently changed my rails, well when I say “I” what I actually mean is my husband changed my rails.  Read More

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Christmas Quilt

It’s rare that a quilter or longarm quilter will ever make a quilt for themselves. I’m sure lots of people will find this hard to believe but it’s true. I make quilts for friends, family and for customers but I almost feel guilty working on something for myself. Christmas 2016, I decided I wanted to Read More

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Wide backings can be a scurge to longarmers

Don’t get me wrong, I love a great deal as much as the next quilter and I can understand the surge in people buying wide backings. Why wouldn’t  you? They are good value and with the added bonus of not having to piece your backings. I quilted a very large quilt for a customer that had Read More

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Honestly!, this is their first quilt

My latest customer quilt was this adorable sampler quilt by Laura Dixon. She took a beginner quilting class in St Colmcille’s Adult Education, knocklyon by teacher Deirdre Carroll.  I think a lot of hard work went into this quilt and you can understand why Laura came to me to quilt it for her, as it is Read More

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White on White

I recently finished this beautiful modern quilt for one of my favourite clients! Sandra Butler is a member of the Irish Patchwork Society and part of a sew group called the sew n sews. I love her positive attitude to quilting and life in general. She made this quilt for her daughter and I’m sure Read More