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Variety Is the Spice of Life!

Campbell Ridge Elementary School

I’ve written before about how much we enjoy the variety of quilts that our renters bring in to quilt. This post will reflect some of that variety – have fun! First, we have a jelly roll quilt pieced and quilted by Judy. Some call this design the “1600-Inch Quilt” because it uses a jelly roll, […]

Let’s Catch Up With The Renters

Longarm Machine Rental Louisville, KY

Here are a few more recent finishes by our wonderful renters! Valerie pieced this interesting sampler from batik and white half-square triangle units. I’m not sure which pattern she used, but if you search for Triangle Gatherings, you’ll find a link to one half-square triangle quiltalong being offered by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings. If […]

Which Color Thread Should I Use in High-Contrast Quilts?

Quilters make many choices when quilting their quilts. Here, Angela discusses how to pick the perfect thread to quilt a high-contrast quilt.

Question from a Quilted Joy Blog reader: “I was hoping you could discuss in your blog thread choices for high contrast quilts. I keep getting red and whites, black with various colors but also white, scrappy and no two match. How do I choose threads for high contrast quilts?” -Kelli There are so many quilt […]

T-Shirt Quilt Camp – Wrap-Up!

Barb shows off the finished T-shirt quilt she made during the T-shirt Quilt Camp at Quilted Joy

On Saturday, our fearless adventurers finished up their T-shirt quilts on the third day of T-Shirt Quilt Camp.  In their first session, they learned how to use the heat press to stabilize their T-shirts, then selected a layout for their tops.  In the second session, they cut out sashings and borders and assembled much of […]

Renter Roundup – Chickens, 54-40 or Fight, and the Fence Rail

APQS longarm machine renters at Quilted Joy are always working on lovely quilts and go home with beautiful results! Check out the latest from our renters!

Time to catch up with the renters!  We get to know our renters more and more each time they finish a quilt on one of our APQS machines.  Tracie is an excellent example.  She has quilted several quilts recently and we’ve noticed a certain tendency towards…CHICKENS!!!  Backyard chicken farming has been very popular in the […]

Catching Up with the Renters…

Catch up on the latest quilts our renters are working on at Quilted Joy!

As I’m writing this, it’s raining outside which means that quilters are indoors and quilting!  Here are some of our recent renters’ quilts… Polly completed her rental certification class recently, quilting this broken star top.  Her placement of light, medium and dark fabrics give the star a three-dimensional look.  Polly selected a cranberry Omni thread […]

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