From RaNae's Studio

Got Galette?

Got Galette?

by RaNae Merrill September 03, 2021

I LOVE fruit pies, but they can be a hassle to make. Galettes make fruit pie easy -- just unroll a sheet of frozen pie crust, put some fruit on top, fold over the edges, bake and yum! Here's how!

Read More
This Little Lite of Mine....

This Little Lite of Mine....

by RaNae Merrill July 27, 2021

A keychain light is just the right size to get down into small spaces.
Read More
6 Words That Will Change Your Life!

6 Words That Will Change Your Life!

by RaNae Merrill July 21, 2021

You already use this phrase whenever you make a quilt. The key is to learn to use it consciously in every aspect of your life. 
Read More

Keep Your Bobbins Neat with this Fast and Easy DIY

Keep Your Bobbins Neat with this Fast and Easy DIY

by RaNae Merrill June 29, 2021

Do your bobbins get tangled up in your sewing tools drawer? Mine used to until one day I found this simple solution
Read More
Always Get Your Binding Seams Right Side Out

Always Get Your Binding Seams Right Side Out

by RaNae Merrill June 22, 2021

Sometimes when using a two-sided fabric for binding -- a  dyed solid or a batik mostly -- I accidentally joined my binding strips together with a seam sewn backwards so that the seam allowances were on the outside of the binding strip. Here's how I ALWAYS avoid that problem now  . . . .
Read More
What is Bas Relief and what does it have to do with quilting?

What is Bas Relief and what does it have to do with quilting?

by RaNae Merrill June 16, 2021

This panel of St. Michael and the Dragon from the front of a building on my street in NYC is an example of bas relief. Here's what you can learn from it for your next quilt . . . .
Read More

Rub a Dub Scrub!

Rub a Dub Scrub!

by RaNae Merrill June 08, 2021

Hard to get a good scrub on your back?  "If only my washcloth were longer and had handles" . . . . Wish granted!
Read More
Haiku + Quilt = Haikuilt

Haiku + Quilt = Haikuilt

by RaNae Merrill May 24, 2021

My haikuilts are tiny -- 5" x 7" -- art quilts that illustrate and express a haiku. 
Read More
What Fabrics Work Best for Learning Free-Motion Quilting? (Part 2)

What Fabrics Work Best for Learning Free-Motion Quilting? (Part 2)

by Melissa Winters May 05, 2021

Read More

What Large Print Fabrics Work Best for FMM30?

What Large Print Fabrics Work Best for FMM30?

by Melissa Winters April 23, 2021

When you start learning free-motion quilting, begin with a large print fabric and stitch around the design. Look for these characteristics in a fabric.
Read More
Presenting an Online Class in an <BR>In-Person Space

Presenting an Online Class in an
In-Person Space

by RaNae Merrill April 19, 2021

How do you combine an in-person class with a live online instructor? Here's what I learned.....
Read More
Using Zoom's File Transfer function to share documents in a meeting

Using Zoom's File Transfer function to share documents in a meeting

by RaNae Merrill March 22, 2021 1 Comment

File sharing uses the Chat function in Zoom to pass documents to attendees so you can share documents with attendees in real time. 
Read More


1 2 3 5 Next

Get my free Getting Started Guide and newsletter with quilting tips and more!