From RaNae's Studio

Chocolate Cake in 5 minutes!

Chocolate Cake in 5 minutes!

by RaNae Merrill March 24, 2020

When you need a little comfort or a little treat, what could be better than warm chocolate cake?
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Make a Cell Phone Stand from a Water Bottle and a Can of Soup

Make a Cell Phone Stand from a Water Bottle and a Can of Soup

by RaNae Merrill March 18, 2020

A quick, easy cell phone camera stand that you can make in just a minute or two.
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Free-Motion Mastery in a . . . WEEK!

Free-Motion Mastery in a . . . WEEK!

by RaNae Merrill March 06, 2020

With inspiration from the beach and a 5-day FMM30 workshop at Empty Spools Seminars these students mastered free-motion quilting in record time!
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Pumpkin, Pumpkin!

Pumpkin, Pumpkin!

by RaNae Merrill February 27, 2020

An easy, delicious dish to throw in the crock pot and cook while you go back to quilting!
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FMM30 New Year Quilt-Along Graduates' Gallery!

FMM30 New Year Quilt-Along Graduates' Gallery!

by RaNae Merrill February 11, 2020

Check out these beautiful quilts made by participants in the Free-Motion Mastery in a Month January 2020 Quilt-Along! 

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The FMM30 Square Up Ruler Has Arrived!!

The FMM30 Square Up Ruler Has Arrived!!

by RaNae Merrill February 07, 2020

I've created a square-up ruler that includes my whole wish list of everything I wanted a square-up ruler to do. What's so special about it? 
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Four Ways Your Thread Tower Can Mess with Your Tension <BR>(and Break a Needle)

Four Ways Your Thread Tower Can Mess with Your Tension
(and Break a Needle)

by RaNae Merrill January 25, 2020

While quilting my current FMM30 sample quilt I have broken a record 4(!) needles. And each time, when I investigated why, the problem went back to my thread tower. Here are the causes and how to avoid or fix them.
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About Machine Quilting Feet

About Machine Quilting Feet

by RaNae Merrill December 28, 2019

A simple explanation of what is (and isn't) a machine quilting foot, and how to choose the right one for you.
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Get Ready for the 2020 New Year's FMM30 Quilt Along!

Get Ready for the 2020 New Year's FMM30 Quilt Along!

by RaNae Merrill December 28, 2019 1 Comment

Is learning - or improving - your free-motion quilting on your list of New Year Resolutions? Well, let's get that DONE TOGETHER in the first month of 2020! Join me for a live quilt along!
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FMM30 Fabric Kits Are Now Available! <BR>(Includes Kit Cutting Instructions)

FMM30 Fabric Kits Are Now Available!
(Includes Kit Cutting Instructions)

by RaNae Merrill December 28, 2019

We've created the FMM30 Fabric Kit Marketplace to make it easy for you to find just the right fabrics for your Free-Motion Mastery in a Month quilt!
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Easy Quilted Holiday Ornaments <br>(they're not just for Christmas!)

Easy Quilted Holiday Ornaments
(they're not just for Christmas!)

by RaNae Merrill December 28, 2019

For Christmas this year I made these simple quilted ornaments with leftover pieces of quilted fabric, plus other scraps of fabric, batting and ribbon I had around my studio. Learn how to make them either with or without a circular embroidery attachment for your sewing machine. Happy Holidays!
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English Toffee - <BR>A Sweet Holiday Tradition

English Toffee -
A Sweet Holiday Tradition

by RaNae Merrill December 13, 2019 2 Comments

It's the holidays and I'm making English toffee - a tradition in my family since I was a child. Making English toffee is an endeavor with results that seem really extravagant, though the actual process is quite simple.  So here, for your holiday pleasure, is my family recipe for English toffee.  It’s a wonderful treat for yourself, and an impressive gift for family, friends, colleagues and clients. Happy holidays!
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