#accuquilt · #aurifil · #Hobbs · #IslandBatik · #studio180design · Island Batik Fabrics · Schmetz

Let’s Get Scrappy

This is my first year as an Island Batik Ambassador, and I am loving the challenge.  As an ambassador I was sent a box full of  beautiful Island Batik fabrics, Aurifil threads, Hobbs battings, Schmetz needles, and an Accuquilt Go Cutter with dies which I will show you in an Unboxing Video on the 28th of… Continue reading Let’s Get Scrappy

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Island Batik Ambassadors 2020

So 2020 is starting out as an exciting year for me.  I'm honored be a part of a great group of artists known as Island Batik Ambassadors .  We will be making at least one project every month using the beautiful Island Batik fabrics. Other companies participating are Aurifil, Hobbs Batting, Schmetz, Accuquilt, and Studio 180… Continue reading Island Batik Ambassadors 2020

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TAKE A GANDER I hope you have been enjoying the Whistle Stop Tour this week with my fellow Certified Instructors along with Deb Tucker and Studio 180 Design team. I know I have. Let me introduce myself in case you are new to my blog.  I'm Gail Renna of Quilt Haven Threads.  I have been… Continue reading STEAM ENGINE WHISTLE STOP TOUR

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Threads, Threads, and More Threads…

so many how do you decide what thread to quilt a project with?  Do you just always use such and such?  I recently saw on a FB post someone questioning why a particular thread was so good, was it worth the cost. . .  then the opinions flew "I only use X, I only use… Continue reading Threads, Threads, and More Threads…

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Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star My Favorite Tool

If you have ever seen me doing a demonstration at a Quilt Show it will most likely be of the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star.  It is my all time favorite Studio 180 Design tool!  This tool makes ten different sizes, from a three inch to a twelve inch block; the design possibilities are endless:  Liberty,… Continue reading Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star My Favorite Tool


Get Ready for a New Blog Hop

My fellow Certified Instructors (CIs) and I are gearing up for a new blog hop!  This one is called Tuckerize Your Quilting and we will be posting about our favorite tools starting on Monday 7/15/19.  Your won't want to miss any of the CIs' posts.  Here is the schedule. Monday 7/15/19: Tammy Silvers, Tamarinis  tamarinis.typepad.com… Continue reading Get Ready for a New Blog Hop

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The Journey

  "The Journey", is a quilt designed for my son-in-law  when he entered medical school.  It was his dream to become a doctor of medicine from the time he was a little boy.  When he was accepted in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) it was the beginning of a long awaited for… Continue reading The Journey

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Prism in Twilight Chic

Look at this gorgeous fabric I got to work with this week!  Deb Tucker's Twilight Chic line from Island Batik is just gorgeous!  They go so well together making any project look great.  You will definitely want to ask your local quilt shop for this fabric for your next project.          … Continue reading Prism in Twilight Chic