From RaNae's Studio

My Favorite Eggplant Recipe

My Favorite Eggplant Recipe

by RaNae Merrill August 23, 2023

Slices of eggplant wrapped around a filling of feta, lemon, mint, pine nuts and raisins are SOOOO good!
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Non-Skid Bacon for BLTs

Non-Skid Bacon for BLTs

by RaNae Merrill August 23, 2023

Here's my trick for non-skid bacon that won't slide out of your BLT.
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My Favorite Quilts: Lori Pace's North Star

My Favorite Quilts: Lori Pace's North Star

by RaNae Merrill August 16, 2023

Expanding the quilting beyond the block and using a carefully-curated set of motifs makes this quilt simply elegant!
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Choosing a Large Print Fabric for a FMM30 Quilt

Choosing a Large Print Fabric for a FMM30 Quilt

by RaNae Merrill July 24, 2023

There are two types of large-print fabrics: allover designs and panel blocks. Which should you use?
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A Quick Quilting Warm-Up

A Quick Quilting Warm-Up

by RaNae Merrill July 03, 2023

If you haven't quilted in a while, you might feel a little rusty approaching the sewing machine to do free-motion quilting. Here's a warm-up to get you back in the groove quickly and easily.
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My Favorite Quilts: Denise Vokoun's Mid-Century Roses

My Favorite Quilts: Denise Vokoun's Mid-Century Roses

by RaNae Merrill June 19, 2023

Grow your quilting design from your piecing design.
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Do this if your Top Tension Won't Tighten

Do this if your Top Tension Won't Tighten

by RaNae Merrill June 19, 2023

Can't get your top thread to tighten up for a balanced stitch? Try this when you thread your machine.
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Do I need a slider sheet for FMQ?

Do I need a slider sheet for FMQ?

by RaNae Merrill June 01, 2023

Is your quilt sandwich hard to move over your sewing machine bed?  It's most likely caused by one of two problems. Both are easy to fix - here's how to solve them and quilt more smoothly.
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How to Sew Binding Strips Together (when they're the same on both sides)

How to Sew Binding Strips Together (when they're the same on both sides)

by RaNae Merrill May 03, 2023

When using a fabric for binding that is the same on both sides here's my trick for getting the seams all on the correct side.
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What I learned about longarm quilting from riding the NYC subway

What I learned about longarm quilting from riding the NYC subway

by RaNae Merrill April 06, 2023

A small adjustment in your foot position will keep you stable, relaxed and in control.
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On Needles

On Needles

by RaNae Merrill April 03, 2023

 Meet my newest (crocheted) traveling companion, at about 3" long!
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On Pins

On Pins

by RaNae Merrill April 03, 2023

Something as small as a pin can make a huge difference in your sewing project. That's why Taylor-Seville makes 15 different varieties . . . .
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