Hello My Quilting Friends

Hello My Quilting Friends

Leah Day presents this fun, informative quilting podcast about life, making quilts, and running a creative craft business. Leah shares interviews with creative business owners and stories from her own journey as a blogger, machine quilter, and crafty entrepreneur. Find the episode show notes and more information about each episode at LeahDay.com... Show More

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April 28, 2020 84 min

My Dream Achievement this year is to record the audiobook for Mally the Maker and the Queen in the Quilt. To make this dream a reality, I've decided to share one chapter a week for the next few months. Enjoy Chapter 2 in this podcast!

Jump straight to Mally the Maker at time: 32:43

Learn more about Mally the Maker here: https://mallythemaker.com/

Make your own Ms. Bunny Doll! - https://leahday.com/products/ms-bunny-doll-sewing-pat...

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My Dream Achievement this year is to record the audiobook for Mally the Maker and the Queen in the Quilt. To make this dream a reality, I've decided to share one chapter a week for the next few months. Enjoy Chapter 2 in this podcast!

Jump straight to the topic at time: 13:04

Learn more about Mally the Maker here: https://mallythemaker.com/

Make your own Ms. Bunny Doll! - https://leahday.com/products/ms-bunny-doll-sewing-pattern-d...

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My Dream Achievement this year is to record the audiobook for Mally the Maker and the Queen in the Quilt. To make this dream a reality, I've decided to share one chapter a week for the next few months. Enjoy Chapter 1 in this podcast!

Jump straight to the topic at time: 23:47

Learn more about Mally the Maker here: https://mallythemaker.com/

Find the free mask pattern and video tutorial: https://leahday.com/Mask

New Mini Block Monda...

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Kids are out of school and parents are working from home, but HOW do we get our work done? Learn my top 10 tips for working from home with kids in the house! 

Jump straight to the topic at time: 31:52

Find the free mask pattern and video tutorial: https://leahday.com/Mask

New Mini Block Monday Pattern - https://freemotionproject.com/2020/03/piecing-leahs-carolina-lily-mini-block-monday-12.html

And the cute Easter Basket you can make wi...

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This week I'm reading The Crisis by Thomas Paine, an article originally published in 1776. I  found strength from this during the past week of the Cronovirus crisis.

Jump ahead to time 38:48 to get straight to The Crisis.

The Dream Big Quilt Along has kicked off and you can find the first post here: https://freemotionproject.com/2020/03/kicking-off-the-dream-big-quilt-along.html

You can also find the Dream Big Guidebook here: http...

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Just a warning - if you listen to this podcast you're really missing out on the weirdness. I tried shooting half the video in 360 and half with a regular camera and the results were... interesting! LOL!

Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/359oFl3E7AM

The podcast is super short this week because I'm focusing on the Dream Big Quilt Along and creating a special guidebook to help you! I'm working to have this guide rea...

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When you say Yes to everything, you are really saying No to the projects and quilts that take more time and are harder to create. Instead, say NO to the easy, unimportant projects you don't want to finish so you can say YES to your best!

My little hoop quilt is the land of Quilst from Mally the Maker. Learn more about Mally and go on an adventure with her here: https://mallythemaker.com

The Dream Big Quilt Along, yep, it's go...

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Flexibility is key! This week I've had many reminders of how important it is to go with the flow and allow things to change in order to keep projects moving forward. 

The Dream Big Quilt Along, yep, it's going to be an official Quilt Along is going to begin March 13th and will focus on Ruler Quilting! Pick up your panel so you're ready to get started: https://leahday.com/products/dream-big-poppy-panel

Mini Block Monday is...

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Please stop putting off making the quilts and projects you've most wanted to create! It may be difficult, but it's definitely easier than trying to create when your sewing space has been destroyed!

Just in case you missed last week's podcast and tour of my recently flooded basement - https://freemotionproject.com/2020/02/epic-flooding-disaster-podcast-130.html

Help support us through this flood! https://leahday.com/waterf...

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Yep, just a month after sharing my studio tour, our basement flooded. See a full tour of the basement and how much things have changed since the water rushed in. Please help support us during this time! Any order you place on our website helps us: https://leahday.com/shop

Check out the Dream Big Panel right here: https://leahday.com/products/dream-big-poppy-panel

Find Mini Block Monday videos here: https://leahday.com/pages/mini-bloc...

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I'm stitching myself out of jail this week as I reach my stopping point on the double wedding ring quilt and put it away for a LONG time!

Links to everything mentioned in this podcast:

Check out the Dream Big Panel right here: https://leahday.com/products/dream-big-poppy-panel

Updated Quilt Gallery! https://leahday.com/Gallery

Updated Longarm Quilting Tutorials! https://leahday.com/Frame

Find Mini Block Monday videos here: https://l...

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I'm keeping it simple this week and sharing the podcast as I prepare backing fabric and a Dream Big panel for quilting videos. I'm also sharing my thoughts on finishing the quilting on a big memory quilt very quickly.

Jump to this time stamp to get straight to the show: 24:56

* Sorry for the messed up audio. New mic decided to become a bad mic!

Check out the Dream Big Panel right here: https://leahday.com/products/dream-big-po...

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Are you in limbo? This is a time of waiting with no idea when the waiting will end, or if things will work out the way you want. Hear how I'm wrapping my brain around my limbo time and choosing to be satisfied and content with what I have.

Jump to this time stamp to get straight to the show: 25:55

Check out Mini Block Monday: https://leahday.com/mini

Find our new free motion quilting tutorials: https://leahday.com/FMQ

You can find ...

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I'm pulling out my crystal ball and sharing my predictions for how quilting and sewing will change in the next 10 years! What can we look forward to from 2020 to 2030?

Jump to this time stamp to get straight to the topic:  13:03

Check out the videos I mentioned in this podcast:

Mini Block Monday: https://leahday.com/mini

How to Quilt Electric Pulse: https://freemotionproject.com/2020/01/electric-pulse-machine-quilting-tutorial-desi...

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I figure it's high time I share a new studio tour! A lot has changed since my last tour, including adding the Crafty Cottage to my yard and two longarms in the house.

Check out our first Mini Block Monday here: https://freemotionproject.com/2020/01/piece-a-churn-dash-block-mini-block-monday-1.html

Find the Qnique and Hoop Frame Combo here: https://leahday.com/products/grace-qnique-15r-continuum-frame

Check out my bigger Continuum...

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Happy New Year 2020! In this podcast episode I'm sharing my new word of the year - Light - and how I'm focusing on the light, the joy, the glimmer of happiness in everything I do.

I read from the book Leah Day's Goddess Quilts in this episode. Find a copy of this book here: https://leahday.com/products/leah-days-goddess-quilts-print-edition

Find the audiobook version here: http://bit.ly/GoddessQuilts

Find the Dream Goddes...

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This is a sad podcast about my Mother-in-Law, Ellen, who passed away Thanksgiving Day. I share about Ellen and the memory quilt I'm making with her clothing and what I've learned from this loss.

Here are the steps I'm taking on her memory quilt:
 
1. Cutting up the shirts and ripping out dart seams to create flat pieces of fabric.
2. Stabilizing the fabrics with French Fuse so they are easier to piece and will reinforce the...

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It's time to design your own goddess quilt! I'm celebrating the launch of my new book, Leah Day's Goddess Quilts, and diving into goddess quilt design in this episode. Read more here: https://freemotionproject.com/2019/11/how-to-design-your-own-goddess-quilt.html

Jump ahead to 5:00 to get straight to designing a Goddess Quilt!

Leah Day's Goddess Quilts - https://leahday.com/goddess

This is an artistic memoir that tells...

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This week I'm debating which is better: awesome experiences or the stuff we collect as crafty people? I share my experience going on a hot air balloon ride as I tidy up the craft room that is always getting messy! https://freemotionproject.com/2019/11/experiences-vs-stuff-hot-air-balloon-ride-and-tidying-again.html

You have one more week to sign up for the preorder for Leah Day's Goddess Quilts available here: https://leahda...

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In this episode #120 of the Hello My Quilting Friends Podcast, I'm chatting about the messy middle and working through the messy middle as I paint a pair of shoes that aren't turning out the way I want!

Thank you all for your kindness and support this past week. I really appreciate it. If you'd like to find out last episode, check it out here: https://freemotionproject.com/2019/10/stitching-myself-back-together-grief-gra...

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