Meet Maggie Tinnin, Neighborhood Group Leader for Quiltin’ B’s and Maggie’s Minions

My name is Margaret Tinnin, but I prefer to go by Maggie. I joined ASG in 2002 or 2003 (I think) and have been a member ever since. In 2004 when the Plano Neighborhood Group broke off from the Dallas Chapter and formed the Plano Chapter, I was one of the charter members.… Read the rest

Jami’s Trip to Houston’s International Quilt Show

Sensory overload is the best way to describe the Houston International Quilt Festival. There were dolls, fabulous quilts, vendors, classes, LOTS of people and even a saddle display.

This year was special to me for several reasons: I had two dolls on display, it was the first time I took a class and I reconnected with an old friend I hadn’t seen since high school.… Read the rest

Cross Country Quilting Adventures

by Sandie Gregio

Maggpic 1ie Tinnin and I attended a three day class at Quilting by the Bay in Panama City, Florida given by Nancy Mahoney.  It took us two days to drive to Florida since flying with a sewing machine is difficult, and we took our husbands.  After checking into our hotel, I drove to the quilt shop to scope it out. … Read the rest

Project Sew 2016

Project Sew Flyer 2016

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You are welcome to work on your own projects, but here are the projects we will be teaching for January and the supply lists.  Note, cutting and pressing stations will be provided.  All of the January projects will keep you warm and can be made quickly!

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For hat – 1/2 yard polar fleece  (note this will make 2 hats)

For the reversible cowl – 3/8 yard of polar fleece two different colors/prints  or you can use 2 ready made scarves – check thrift shops or dollar store for bargains

Knitting option – materials Bulky yarn – 82 yards; either a set of 5 size 15 (10 mm) double pointed needles or size 15 circular needles.
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Row by Row Experience Shop Hop

What is a Shop Hop?  There are many kinds but in this article, we will stick to quilt stores.  A Shop Hop is a group of quilt stores who agree to participate in a common program for a limited length of time to produce a common quilt.  Each store might sell one block in the common quilt. … Read the rest

It’s A Sewing Party!!!

Mark your calendars! November 8, 2014 is a first of its kind sewing and crafting educational event. If you love learning online The Sewing Party is the place for you. For one day sewing and crafting classes will be taught by leading bloggers and DIY educational experts.

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Attendees will have the opportunity to attend over 30 classes, and will be able to access the classes 90 days after the event.… Read the rest

Quiltin B’s new project “Storm at Sea”

New Project for the Quiltin’ Bs Neighborhood Group

The Quiltin’ Bs newest project is a “Storm at Sea” Quilt.  The Storm at Sea block gives the illusion of curved pieces, but without having to stitch curved lines.  This block is very versatile and leaves lots of room for the creativity of the quilter. … Read the rest

Week 6: Table Runner / Table Topper Sew Along

Binding your Quilt

We are almost through with our project. All we have to do now is trim our quilt and bind it. Let’s Begin.

1. Trim your quilt. Line up your ruler with a straight line on your quilt and trim along the edge of the quilt. You will need to move your ruler along carefully, lining up to the straight line each time.… Read the rest

Week 5: Table Runner / Table Topper Sew Along

Making the Quilt Sandwich and Quilting

How many times have you made a quilt top from a magazine or a commercial pattern and, after guiding you step by step thru completion of the quilt top, the next instruction is “quilt as desired”? Frustrating, isn’t it.

I will be the first one to tell you that I am not a great “quilter”.… Read the rest

Week 4: Table Runner / Table Topper Sew Along

Have you missed our Sew Along post this week? I know I have been eagerly awaiting them.

Since this is our very first attempt to host a sew along we are learning quite a lot! Preparing and posting these blog tutorials is a significant amount of work, especially for Maggie and Louise!Read the rest

Week 3: Table Runner / Table Topper Sew Along

Block 2

Block 2

Prior to making the following cuts, trim your selvage from the ends of your fabric strips as shown in the previous posts.

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TIP: A handy tool to have before starting this block is the Marti Michelle Perfect Patchwork Corner Trimmer ($5.00). It can be purchased at almost any quilt shop.… Read the rest

Week 2: Table Runner / Table Topper Sew Along

Block 1

Block 1

Prior to making the following cuts, trim your selvage from the ends of your fabric strips following instructions in lesson 1.

Table Topper: make 1

  • From one 4 1⁄2” strip of Fabric 1 (background) cut four 4 1⁄2” squares.
  • From 4 1⁄2” strip of Fabric 2 (accent) cut one 4 1⁄2” square.
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