From RaNae's Studio

This Quilt Blew My Mind!

This Quilt Blew My Mind!

by RaNae Merrill May 09, 2022

I have never seen a quilt quilted like this before. Check out this spectacular, unique design and learn how you can apply the same ideas to your next quilting project.
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How Did I Quilt That? <BR>God's Eye in the Storm, Part 4

How Did I Quilt That?
God's Eye in the Storm, Part 4

by RaNae Merrill May 02, 2022

See how God's Eye in the Storm  finally came together, including a surprising use of my block trimmings.
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How Did I Quilt That? <br>God's Eye in the Storm, Part 3

How Did I Quilt That?
God's Eye in the Storm, Part 3

by RaNae Merrill April 25, 2022

Here's how I quilted the large print blocks in God's Eye in the Storm
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How Did I Quilt That? <BR>God's Eye in the Storm, Part 2

How Did I Quilt That?
God's Eye in the Storm, Part 2

by RaNae Merrill April 18, 2022

See how I quilted some of the solid color blocks, using the 6 Basic Shapes and motifs brought over from the large print blocks.
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How Did I Quilt That? <BR>God's Eye in the Storm, Part 1

How Did I Quilt That?
God's Eye in the Storm, Part 1

by RaNae Merrill April 13, 2022

Recently I've been asked a lot about the quilting designs in my FMM30 quilts, so in this series I'll take you block-by-block through the making of God's Eye in the Storm. It all began with this wild fabric....
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How to Join Your Quilted Practice Blocks to Make a Quilt

How to Join Your Quilted Practice Blocks to Make a Quilt

by RaNae Merrill April 02, 2022

Learn how to join your practice blocks to make a fabulous quilt with the method of quilt-as-you-go that I call "Quilt First, Piece After."
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How to Use the Free-Motion Mastery in a Month Square-Up Ruler

How to Use the Free-Motion Mastery in a Month Square-Up Ruler

by RaNae Merrill April 02, 2022

I designed the FMM30 Square-Up Ruler with all the features I wanted for getting creative with my practice blocks, and in this post I'll show you how to use them. You'll be amazed at how much one little ruler can do!
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Aroha by Michelle Wilkie & Co.: Story, Personality, Layers & Contrast

Aroha by Michelle Wilkie & Co.: Story, Personality, Layers & Contrast

by RaNae Merrill February 22, 2022

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Grippy Pads!

Grippy Pads!

by RaNae Merrill December 31, 2021

Grippy pads are pieces of waffle-style shelf liner that I cut to the size and shape I need. Watch the video to see all the ways I use them!
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One of my Favorite Dishes

One of my Favorite Dishes

by RaNae Merrill December 28, 2021

I found this recipe for Goan Shrimp Curry years ago and fell in love with the tangy mix of tomatoes, coconut, and curry spices. Over the years it has become attached to many happy memories for me, and I hope it will for you too!
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The Trip to International Quilt Festival, Houston 2021 (Part 1)

The Trip to International Quilt Festival, Houston 2021 (Part 1)

by RaNae Merrill November 08, 2021

Every year since 2017, I've driven to Houston in October for International Quilt Festival. Each trip turns into a unique adventure -- this year's trip included buying a Steinway and dodging tornadoes!
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Why is my thread breaking?

Why is my thread breaking?

by RaNae Merrill October 05, 2021

Recently several students have brought me questions about why their thread was breaking repeatedly. Here are the solutions I suggested -- and why.
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