From RaNae's Studio

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

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

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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A Pizza Recipe for Fall

A Pizza Recipe for Fall

by RaNae Merrill October 17, 2019

This recipe makes an awesome pizza with fall ingredients and flavors: apples, bacon, arugula and . . . cinnamon!  (As you may have figured out by now, I love to cook as much as I love to quilt!)
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Show & Tell!

Show & Tell!

by RaNae Merrill October 06, 2019 1 Comment

Do you have a success story with Free-Motion Mastery in a Month?  Want to give a shout out to a fantastic teacher? Want to show and tell and strut your stuff? Post a comment here and tell us all about it. 

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What do you do when you can't draw?

What do you do when you can't draw?

by RaNae Merrill September 26, 2019 2 Comments

"What do you do when you can't draw? My hand shakes and my lines are all squiggly, never nice and smooth. Is there anything I can do?"
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How to Make a Pet Bed from a

How to Make a Pet Bed from a "Retired" Mattress Pad (and practice free-motion quilting in the process)

by RaNae Merrill September 20, 2019

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Three Tiny Tactics that will SUPERCHARGE your Machine Quilting Practice

Three Tiny Tactics that will SUPERCHARGE your Machine Quilting Practice

by RaNae Merrill September 12, 2019 2 Comments

Here are the three things you can do to fit into your busy, busy life the small free-motion quilting exercises that will make a BIG impact on your free-motion quilting skills.
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A Zippered Case from Free-Motion Mastery in a Month Practice Blocks

A Zippered Case from Free-Motion Mastery in a Month Practice Blocks

by RaNae Merrill September 06, 2019 1 Comment

In early August I got to spend a couple of days at Nashua Sew & Vac in Nashua, New Hampshire teaching Free-Motion Mastery in a Month. Here are a couple of photos I received from Sherry, the Education Director at the store, who had invited me there to teach and took the class with me. I love what she did with her practice blocks!
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Simple, Handy Ruler Storage

Simple, Handy Ruler Storage

by RaNae Merrill August 29, 2019

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