From RaNae's Studio

Pretty. Nasty. Stuff. <BR>A warning about Wild Parsnip

Pretty. Nasty. Stuff.
A warning about Wild Parsnip

by RaNae Merrill August 22, 2019

How one tiny drop of sap from a really nasty plant can REALLY mess with you.
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An iron that's ready when you are

An iron that's ready when you are

by RaNae Merrill August 19, 2019

Lately my iron seems to know just when I'm going to need it, and turns itself on to be hot and ready for me.  How does it know?
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Make a Quick & Easy <BR>Tabletop Ironing Pad

Make a Quick & Easy
Tabletop Ironing Pad

by RaNae Merrill August 16, 2019

Put together this ironing pad in just a few minutes to use right on your work table instead of an ironing board!
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From Throw-Away Blocks to a Masterpiece

From Throw-Away Blocks to a Masterpiece

by RaNae Merrill August 08, 2019

My nephew Weston is leaving for college this week, and so it' his turn for a going-to-college quilt. I sped up making it by using "throw away" pre-quilted blocks . . .
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Free-Motion Quilting <br>and the

Free-Motion Quilting
and the "AHA!" Moment

by RaNae Merrill July 13, 2019

Learning to do free-motion quilting is a lot like learning to ride a bike. It can take a lot of wobbling before you finally get to that "AHA!" place where you can quilt confidently and beautifully. But what if you could skip the wobbling? 

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The Long Arc of Kindness

The Long Arc of Kindness

by RaNae Merrill July 13, 2019

We always see the beginnings of our stories. Sometimes we get to see the end.
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Wings of Love

Wings of Love

by RaNae Merrill February 11, 2019

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FMM30 + Block of the Week = GORGEOUS!

FMM30 + Block of the Week = GORGEOUS!

by RaNae Merrill December 29, 2018 2 Comments

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Angels and Friendly Quilts

Angels and Friendly Quilts

by RaNae Merrill December 24, 2018

Sometimes we think that a quilt has to be extraordinarily beautiful to be special. 

But the quilts that we can throw on the floor, let the baby barf on, and curl up on the bed with the dogs are special for a different reason. 

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Time in a Bottle

Time in a Bottle

by RaNae Merrill October 24, 2018

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Dust Covers - Quilts for Your Mechanical Friends

by RaNae Merrill September 16, 2018

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Creating a quilting design

Creating a quilting design

by RaNae Merrill August 31, 2018

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