M&D 34: Amanda Murphy, Longarm/Machine & Ruler Quilting



This episode #34 is the final episode in my series of the different types of quilting, and for season 1 of the Make and Decorate podcast. Stay subscribed to the podcast to be notified when Season 2 is published, which will be in October.

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Baby Quilt Top:

This is my one patch baby quilt top with the initial “C” in the design. It was very simple, yet still special and personalized to her with the initial - almost like a built in monogram. This simple quilt design was really a lot of fun to buzz through. I cut all of the 4.75” squares with my Accuquilt Baby Go Die Cutter, and then chain stitched every row.

I did press the seams open, BUT next time I would press them to the sides, alternating sides every row. When the rows are pressed to opposite sides, they “lock” together when you start sewing the rows together. The open seams do not naturally lock or match up - so I had to pin every intersection across the row to make sure the points lined up.

Tutto Sewing Machine Case and Embroidery Bag

After my research on sewing machine roller case bags, I decided on the Tutto XL Monster Machine Bag and Embroidery Bag. I love that the machine bag folds up to 3 1/2” deep when not in use. When I use these bags, I will do an updated review on them.

Hexie Crochet Afghan Update


I’ve been working diligently on making at least 15 hexies a week. I haven’t made a crochet afghan in a long long time. This is a refreshing change of creativity, skills and is easy to do

Podcast Guest: Amanda Murphy


I am so excited for you to hear my wonderful conversation with Amanda Murphy on long arm and domestic machine quilting and ruler quilting. Amanda is a Bernina educator on the Q24 long arm machine, and ruler quilting as well as machine embroidery. Her recent books on ruler quilting and free motion quilting are great reference books and is a handy size to keep near your machine.

Visit Amanda Murphy’s website and blog herehttps://www.amandamurphydesign.com/index.html

Amanda’s Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/amandamurphyfabrics

Amanda’s Blog https://blog.amandamurphydesign.com/

Below are videos Amanda has done for Bernina on ruler quilting and her new line of fabrics called Celestial Lights. There are additional photos with links to find her books, rulers, Aurifil thread and fabric lines.