Monthly Archives: March 2013

Perfect Your Piecing: Pay Attention to Those Curves!

Interested in adding circles and curves to your quilts? Let me share a few simple and helpful tips to make the process a bit less stressful and definitely more successful. My class on Craftsy this month is on curved piecing … Continue reading

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Taking a Quilt Class: Paying Attention, Letting Go and a Giveaway

I enjoy being on the other side of the table and learning new skills that I can add to my toolbox for future projects. Every so often I am fortunate enough to take a class from one of the many … Continue reading

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Strutting My “Flying Colors” Quilts & A Giveaway Winner

By day, I trade in words. I write articles for  print and online media to publicize a company. It’s only when I write for quilting magazines (and the blog) that I get to show more of myself. This month, I … Continue reading

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A Scraptastic Quilting Adventure + A Kaffe Fassett Giveaway Today!

Apparently, I’m all about my own quilting updates lately. This post? Same old, same old. You are, after all, visiting a blog called See How We Sew—we’ve got to show our handiwork sometimes . . . The fun part of … Continue reading

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QuiltCon 2013 Recap, Part 2: More Eye Candy from Austin

I’ve enjoyed reading the feedback on Part 1 of my post on QuiltCon 2013. My brain is still on overload from all the inspiration it managed to absorb during my time in Austin last month for the first major quilt show … Continue reading

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Reflections on QuiltCon 2013: Quilts and Other Inspirations (Part 1)

It’s been two weeks since I’ve returned from Texas, and I feel as if I’m finally beginning to digest all that I experienced at QuiltCon 2013. In short: FAB-U-LOUS! Not only were there lots of terrific quilts (and way-too-tempting vendors), but … Continue reading

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Guest Post, Part 2: Sue Rasmussen’s Show & Tell

Today we welcome back quilt artist, author, and teacher Sue Rasmussen for the second part of her guest post. On Tuesday, Sue presented a tutorial on her technique for creating curved pieced landscape blocks and quilts. In this post, she … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Creating Curved Pieced Blocks and Landscape Quilts with Sue Rasmussen (+ a Special Offer!)

Many of you commented so favorably on Laura’s interview with the talented Sue Rasmussen last summer that we’ve decided to invite Sue back to share more of her quilting “wisdom” in a terrific two-part guest post. Enjoy Part 1 today (Sue’s ingenious technique … Continue reading

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Drafting, Part 2: Making an 8-Pointed or Lemoyne Star in Any Size

Using quilt blocks in a variety of sizes in one quilt can add so much interest to the overall design! One of my favorite pieced-block patterns is the LeMoyne Star, also known as 8-Pointed Star.  Here is one of my recent patterns … Continue reading

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