From RaNae's Studio

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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An Inspiration Break with a Haiku Master

An Inspiration Break with a Haiku Master

by RaNae Merrill March 03, 2023

Beautiful scenery, lots of art, a double portion of cherry pie, and a murmuration . . .
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What Your Quilt is Telling You About How to Quilt It

What Your Quilt is Telling You About How to Quilt It

by RaNae Merrill February 09, 2023

The structure of your pieced design can be a map for your quilting design.
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The Ultimate Coaster

The Ultimate Coaster

by RaNae Merrill December 13, 2022

Have you ever noticed that most coasters don't REALLY do the job? The moisture just runs right off the coaster onto the table. But The Ultimate Coaster works GREAT!. Make these from your FMM30 practice blocks in just a couple of minutes
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My Favorite Quilts: Softened Precision by Beatrice Gilbert

My Favorite Quilts: Softened Precision by Beatrice Gilbert

by RaNae Merrill November 11, 2022

International Quilt Festival in Houston showcases the best quilts in the world and this one, for me, stood out head and shoulders above the rest.
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My Favorite Quilts: I Choose Joy by Robyn Gragg

My Favorite Quilts: I Choose Joy by Robyn Gragg

by RaNae Merrill September 03, 2022

The applique designs in Robyn Gragg's quilt I Choose Joy are so utterly charming that I have to celebrate it!

 

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My Favorite Quilts: Convergence by Mary Landon

My Favorite Quilts: Convergence by Mary Landon

by RaNae Merrill August 30, 2022 2 Comments

In Use It or Lose It, Mary Landon uses two simple shapes create a quilting design that is at once bold and subtle.
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My Favorite Quilts: My Feathered Friends by Laura Ruiz

My Favorite Quilts: My Feathered Friends by Laura Ruiz

by RaNae Merrill August 30, 2022

Laura Ruiz's quilt My Feathered Friends was my favorite quilt at International Quilt Festival Long Beach (July 2022). The quilting on it is really interesting --  watch the video to see why!
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Unicycle or Bicycle?

Unicycle or Bicycle?

by RaNae Merrill August 10, 2022 1 Comment

If you have ever quilted on a longarm, have you noticed that sometimes the machine seems to always want to go in squares, even when you want to quilt a circle? Here's why. (If you're thinking of purchasing a longarm, read this before you buy!)
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