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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

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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

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Love Leah!

By KerieSue - Apr 22 2018
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Great, and highly inspirational! I love listening to Leah, and look forward to her podcasts! 💖

Great show!!

By BlueJeep - Aug 30 2017
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Leah keeps it real! Great information and wonderful interviews!!

iTunes Ratings

61 Ratings
Average Ratings
48
3
6
0
4

Love Leah!

By KerieSue - Apr 22 2018
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Great, and highly inspirational! I love listening to Leah, and look forward to her podcasts! 💖

Great show!!

By BlueJeep - Aug 30 2017
Read more
Leah keeps it real! Great information and wonderful interviews!!
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Hello My Quilting Friends

Latest release on Jan 14, 2020

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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

Rank #1: Quilting Fun with Mary Fons

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Hello, my quilting friends! Leah Day here with episode 7 of the podcast, and today I'm going to share an interview with Mary Fons. She is the daughter of Marianne Fons, who started Fons and Porter. She's just such a amazing all-around person, and we really hit it off at Quilt Market. Then I was like, "You know, you want to be on the podcast? That way I can get to know you a little bit better." This podcast really runs the gamut on conversations and stuff and topics, but I would say I guess the overall theme is just love of quilting, love of making quilts, and Mary helps debunk a few of the myths of quilting so that's really cool too. You can check out Mary's website at MaryFons.com.

Dec 23 2016

1hr 5mins

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Rank #2: 054. Is This Quilt Cheating? Great Quilting Debate with Leah Day

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Have you ever seen a quilt and thought "That's cheating?" This week Leah digs into this internal judgement and shares her thoughts on where this idea comes from. After all, a quilt is just three layers of material stitched with thread. Is it really such a big deal if someone uses an embroidery machine, cheater cloth fabric, fusible web, or an automated machine to put it together? Read more and find the show notes here: https://leahday.com/pages/quilt-cheating-great-quilting-debate-with-leah-day

Apr 25 2018

47mins

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Rank #3: 093. Creative Ways to Fix Quilting Mistakes with Beth Collins

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In Episode 93 of the Quilting Friends Podcast, I chat with Beth Collins about fixing mistakes in quilts so they can be finished and enjoyed. Read more here: https://freemotionproject.com/2019/02/creative-ways-to-fix-quilting-mistakes.html

Feb 04 2019

1hr 10mins

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Rank #4: 4. Machine Embroidery with Patsy Thompson

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This week my guest is Patsy Thompson, an award winning quilter with a distinctive style of machine quilting and machine embroidered applique. In this episode Patsy shares all her secrets to machine embroidery - how she hoops, the stabilizer and other supplies she uses to achieve such a unique, beautiful look to her machine applique. Machine embroidery does have an interesting reputation in the quilting world. I know I misjudged machine embroidery for years as "cheating" because I didn't understand how it worked or what you could make with it. Patsy and I discuss this as well and how quilters with embroidery machines can start using their machines to do many more things - including making blocks for quilts!

Nov 30 2016

56mins

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Rank #5: 9. How to Start Quilting with Leah Day

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Learning how to quilt can be challenging! In this episode I share a lot of tips and trick to get started and share a lot of stories about my first attempts to make a quilt and the many disasters along the way. This episode is sponsored by my website LeahDay.com where you'll find tools, books, and quilt patterns to get you started making your first quilt today!

Jan 07 2017

48mins

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Rank #6: 035. Quilt Market Recap with Sheri Cilfaldi Morrill

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Meet Sheri Cilfaldi Morrill, the designer behind WholeCircleStudio.com and what she noticed at the 2017 fall Quilt Market! Hear about the trends, pretty fabrics, and new gadgets Sheri noticed while attending this quilt industry trade show.

Nov 15 2017

39mins

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Rank #7: 030. Etsy Success with Deborah Fisher from Fish Museum and Circus

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Meet Deborah Fisher, a successful ceramic artist, quilter, and writer who has had terrific success with her Etsy shop. I found Deborah at Quilt Con and instantly fell in love with her whimsical ceramics which are also pincushions too! In this episode we talk about creating the pincushion creatures, how Deborah manages a high demand item, and her plans for attending quilting shows in the future. You can find Deborah's Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/FishMuseumandCircus

Oct 04 2017

47mins

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Rank #8: 16. Creative Time Management with Vicki Holloway

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This week I'm chatting with Vicki Holloway about time management and how she balances a full time job, longarm quilting, and blogging daily. That is a LOT of stuff for one person to do and Vicki's tips are super helpful for getting organized, keeping track of what you're making, and moving forward steadily with your projects. Check out Vicki's website at: https://mycreativecorner3.wordpress.com/

Mar 18 2017

50mins

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Rank #9: 101. Let's Quilt - Not Play Video Games! with Luann Fischer

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During my first podcast of the year I shared a new resolution to stop playing video games. My guest Luann Fischer really appreciated that and in this episode she shares her resolution to quit video gaming cold turkey and what a difference this has made in her life and quilting hobby. Read more here: https://freemotionproject.com/2019/04/quit-gaming-and-start-quilting-with-luann-fischer.html

Jump to Timestamp: 20:39 to get straight to the interview with Luann.

Find Luann's blog here: http://letscreatetoday.blogspot.com/

Help support this podcast and make new friends! Join Leah's Quilting Friends Club here: https://www.quiltfriends.club/

Hello My Quilting Friends is a podcast created by Leah Day that is all about quilting, running a creative business, and finding balance between work, quilts, and life. Find all the episodes published so far right here: https://leahday.com/podcast

You can also find a handy playlist with all the podcasts shared so far: https://youtu.be/48RXKFdcgsI?list=PLNkZhEjxH0nJmpNGCjE33ebcV6g_0qEhn

This podcast is sponsored by Leah's website where you can find books and online workshops on machine quilting, tools, patterns, and much more! Check out the store here: https://leahday.com/collections/shop

Do you have a suggestion for a future podcast or would you like to be on the show? Contact Leah Day and introduce yourself here: https://leahday.com/pages/contact-us

Apr 09 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #10: 026. Running an Online and Brick and Mortar Quilt Shop with Amy Johnson

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Meet Amy Johnson, the creator of Amy's Free Motion Quilting Adventures where she's shared many videos on machine quilting with rulers. She's was one of the first quilters to try longarm rulers on her home machine and she's taught two Craftsy classes on this topic as well: Quilting with Rulers on a Home Machine and Creative Quilting with Rulers. She started by simply blogging her quilting adventures, then taught the Craftsy class and opened an online store to carry the tools, rulers, and feet that support the classes. I send everyone to Amy's website for ruler feet because she will know what foot will fit your machine the best. Amy was a stay at home mom, but then her husband was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and this changed their lives completely. Now he works repairing the sewing machines at Sew Simple, the machine dealership they own in Lynchburg, VA. They've just recently moved the shop to a new building that has a separate classroom so Amy has space for teaching and machines. We worked together last year on the Tunic Challenge. Each week we shared our progress on a tunic from The Tunic Bible in blog posts. Come to think of it, I need to make another tunic for the summer! We talked a bit about the challenges brick and mortar quilt shops are going through with competition from online stores. Many store owners feel like people are "show running" the shop and looking and checking things out, but then buying online to get a better deal. That trend is driving brick and mortar shops out of business because it is VERY expensive to run a physical quilt shop. Amy is working so hard to manage her two businesses and we talked a bit about burnout. Working super long days, taking care of three kids, a household, and a storefront is so much to manage. I've struggled with burnout myself and I know there's only so long you can run fast and hard before something breaks. Moving forward, Amy wants to focus more on her online business, be able to spend more time quilting and be able to step away from cutting fabric in the quilt shop. I keep telling her she needs to write a book, but as you'll see from the intro - that's a lot of work too! This episode was sponsored by April Wells from SewDarnCuteQuilting.Blogspot.com. April is a longarm quilter who can help you finish your quilts with beautiful machine quilting.

Aug 09 2017

48mins

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Rank #11: 5. Teaching Quilting Classes with Leah Day

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Would you like to share your love of quilting with other people? Learn how to teach a quilting class from planning the class topic to making samples and designing the handout. Learn how Leah has taught dozens of classes and won MQX Teacher of the Year by focusing on the students and always teaching with an open, giving heart. Also learn the common pitfalls of professional quilting teachers and behaviors you'll want to avoid if you want to be a successful quilting teacher.

Dec 07 2016

59mins

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Rank #12: 118. The Pros and Cons of Piecing Quilts with Precuts

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I was thinking about quilting and skill building this week and thought of a fun topic - what are the pros and cons of piecing with precuts? So that is the topic for today's podcast! Read more here: https://freemotionproject.com/2019/10/pros-and-cons-of-making-quilts-from-precuts.html

Jump to this time stamp to get straight to the show: 27:19

Help support this podcast and make new friends! Join Leah's Quilting Friends Club here: https://www.quiltfriends.club/

Hello My Quilting Friends is a podcast created by Leah Day that is all about quilting, running a creative business, and finding balance between work, quilts, and life. Find all the episodes published so far right here: https://leahday.com/podcast

You can also find a handy playlist with all the podcasts shared so far: https://youtu.be/48RXKFdcgsI?list=PLNkZhEjxH0nJmpNGCjE33ebcV6g_0qEhn

This podcast is sponsored by Leah's website where you can find books and online workshops on machine quilting, tools, patterns, and much more! Check out the store here: https://leahday.com/collections/shop

Do you have a suggestion for a future podcast or would you like to be on the show? Contact Leah Day and introduce yourself here: https://leahday.com/pages/contact-us

Oct 16 2019

1hr 29mins

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Rank #13: 108. Organize and Decorate Your Sewing Space with Stephanie Socha

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Discover lots of ideas for organizing and decorating your sewing space to reflect your unique style with the Make and Decorate Podcast host, Stephanie Socha! Read more here: https://freemotionproject.com/2019/06/organize-and-decorate-your-sewing-space.html

Jump straight to the interview with Stephanie at time: 17:25

Help support this podcast and make new friends! Join Leah's Quilting Friends Club here: https://www.quiltfriends.club/

Hello My Quilting Friends is a podcast created by Leah Day that is all about quilting, running a creative business, and finding balance between work, quilts, and life. Find all the episodes published so far right here: https://leahday.com/podcast

You can also find a handy playlist with all the podcasts shared so far: https://youtu.be/48RXKFdcgsI?list=PLNkZhEjxH0nJmpNGCjE33ebcV6g_0qEhn

This podcast is sponsored by Leah's website where you can find books and online workshops on machine quilting, tools, patterns, and much more! Check out the store here: https://leahday.com/collections/shop

Do you have a suggestion for a future podcast or would you like to be on the show? Contact Leah Day and introduce yourself here: https://leahday.com/pages/contact-us

Jun 04 2019

56mins

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Rank #14: 15. Running Longarm Quilting Business with Julie Persinger

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Meet Julie Persinger, a longarm quilter from Tennessee who got back into quilting after her son was diagnosed with diabetes. Julie has transformed from a hand quilter who thought machine quilting was "cheating" to a professional longarm quilter and we talk a lot about that transition and how to balance quilting, parenting, and family life. Julie has quilted many quilts for Luke Haynes and his log cabin series. You can find her on Instagram @persinable.

Mar 04 2017

1hr 20mins

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Rank #15: 088. Hand Quilting and Living a Happy Life at 84 with Sue Griffeth

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Meet Sue Griffeth and hear her perspective as an 84 year old quilter. She's been hand quilting since 1981 when she made a beautiful Banquet Quilt for her brother. Read more here and see a picture of this fabulous quilt: https://freemotionproject.com/2018/12/hand-quilting-since-1981-with-sue-griffeth.html

Dec 19 2018

1hr

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Rank #16: 029. Make Hoop Quilts with Anne Marie Chany

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Hello my quilting friends! Today I have a terrific interview with Anne Marie Chany from Gen X Quilters. Anne Marie hosts a yearly sampler quilt along, is the author of several quilt books, and has recently created Hoop Quilts - a new way to create and display mini quilts! Let's learn more about Hoop Quilts! I fell in love with this over the summer as Anne Marie began posting pictures to Instagram. I LOVE this idea because it takes care of a big issue I have with mini quilts - what do you do with them after they're done!? Anne Marie has created a beautiful quilt pattern for you to make your own mini hoop quilt with sixteen half square triangles you can mix and match. She also has templates you can cut out and piece the curved seam to create this pretty circle too. Hoop Quilts are also a great way to use up small scraps of fabric and play with embellishment. I love the idea of gluing on buttons and stitching decorative threads on the surface. Anne Marie was originally inspired to create Hoop Quilts after spending a lot of time hand embroidering while recovering from surgery so this seems a terrific way to try new techniques on a small, manageable project. Learn more about Anne Marie and find her hoop quilt pattern at: http://www.genxquilters.com/

Sep 19 2017

49mins

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Rank #17: 028. Love Yourself Quilting with Jennifer Farsh

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Meet Jennifer Farsh, a quilting hobbyist and how she's used quilting to transform her life and the way she feels about herself. Quilting is a powerful, transformational craft and you can use it as a creative tool for change. Hear about quilting from a hobbyist perspective and why Jennifer was drawn to making quilts after building a chicken coop and barn in her back yard. Find the episode show notes here: http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.com/2017/09/love-yourself-quilting-with-jennifer.html

Sep 06 2017

49mins

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Rank #18: 3. Behind the Scenes of a Family Business with Josh Day

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Today I’m going to share an interview my husband and business partner Josh Day. Josh and I work together and are equal shareholders in our business, and I can honestly say that Josh is 50% if not more of this business. Even though it’s my face in the videos and my name on the website, Josh is the man behind the curtain and does so much work behind the scenes to keep our business running smoothly. If you email me through the site LeahDay.com, it will be Josh that responds to you. If you place an order, it will be Josh who packs your order for you and ships it to you. In this interview it’s Josh’s turn to talk and share a side of our business that we’ve never had the opportunity to share – how it works from the back end, the good and bad sides of working together, and a little bit about how we balance work and family, even though we work from home.

Nov 23 2016

40mins

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Rank #19: 115. Ten Steps to Finishing Your UFOs (Unfinished Projects)

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This week I'm sharing 10 steps to finishing your unfinished projects (UFOs) so you don't fill up your closets with quilt TOPS, but finished, cuddly, awesome quilts! Read more here: https://freemotionproject.com/2019/09/ten-steps-to-finishing-your-quilt-ufos.html

Jump ahead to this time to get straight to the podcast topic: 31:29

Help support this podcast and make new friends! Join Leah's Quilting Friends Club here: https://www.quiltfriends.club/

Sign up for notifications about my new Goddess Quilt Book at: https://leahday.com/goddess

Hello My Quilting Friends is a podcast created by Leah Day that is all about quilting, running a creative business, and finding balance between work, quilts, and life. Find all the episodes published so far right here: https://leahday.com/podcast

You can also find a handy playlist with all the podcasts shared so far: https://youtu.be/48RXKFdcgsI?list=PLNkZhEjxH0nJmpNGCjE33ebcV6g_0qEhn

This podcast is sponsored by Leah's website where you can find books and online workshops on machine quilting, tools, patterns, and much more! Check out the store here: https://leahday.com/collections/shop

Learn more about the huge Grace Qnique 21 on the Continuum Frame here: https://leahday.com/products/grace-qnique-21-longarm-machine

Use the discount code: hellomyquiltingfriends to get a discount on either the Grace Continuum or Grace Q-zone frame from my store!

Leah teaches quilting online through free YouTube videos uploaded weekly. Subscribe to our channel so you don't miss out on any of the new videos on patchwork and machine quilting uploaded weekly: https://www.youtube.com/user/lcvday

Find tools and supplies, plus video workshops to guide you through all the steps to creating beautiful quilts on Leah's website: http://leahday.com/

Sep 02 2019

1hr 37mins

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Rank #20: 17. Textile Design and Hobby Quilting with Leah Kabaker

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Learn how fabrics are designed for the wholesale market that are then turned into clothing or accessories by other manufacturers and sold as finished items. This is quite a different process from fabric that is designed specifically for quilting. Learn more about Leah Kabaker and see her beautiful projects at her blog: http://noidlehandshere.com/wp/

Apr 01 2017

1hr 2mins

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What Will Change in Quilting in 10 years? 2020 Predictions Podcast #126

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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-design-502.html

Grace Frames and Longarms: https://leahday.com/Grace

Help support this podcast and make new friends! Join Leah's Quilting Friends Club here: https://www.quiltfriends.club/

Hello My Quilting Friends is a podcast created by Leah Day that is all about quilting, running a creative business, and finding balance between work, quilts, and life. Find all the episodes published so far right here: https://leahday.com/podcast

You can also find a handy playlist with all the podcasts shared so far: https://youtu.be/48RXKFdcgsI?list=PLNkZhEjxH0nJmpNGCjE33ebcV6g_0qEhn

This podcast is sponsored by Leah's website where you can find books and online workshops on machine quilting, tools, patterns, and much more! Check out the store here: https://leahday.com/collections/shop

Jan 14 2020

1hr 7mins

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Studio Tour 2020! Quilt Friends Podcast #125

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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 Frame and Qnique 21 here: https://leahday.com/21

Read about the Eversewn Sparrow 20 here: https://leahday.com/Sew20

Help support this podcast and get a free Mini Block pattern each month. Join Leah's Quilting Friends Club here: https://www.quiltfriends.club/

Hello My Quilting Friends is a podcast created by Leah Day that is all about quilting, running a creative business, and finding balance between work, quilts, and life. Find all the episodes published so far right here: https://leahday.com/podcast

You can also find a handy playlist with all the podcasts shared so far: https://youtu.be/48RXKFdcgsI?list=PLNkZhEjxH0nJmpNGCjE33ebcV6g_0qEhn

This podcast is sponsored by Leah's website where you can find books and online workshops on machine quilting, tools, patterns, and much more! Check out the store here: https://leahday.com/collections/shop

Jan 08 2020

30mins

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124. My Word of the Year for 2020! Focus on the Light and the Joy of Creativity

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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 Goddess Planner here: https://leahday.com/products/dream-goddess-3-month-planner-print-edition

Check out Ms. Bunny and her current simple dress here: https://leahday.com/bunny

And Mally the Maker here: https://leahday.com/Mally

Help support this podcast and make new friends! Join Leah's Quilting Friends Club here: https://www.quiltfriends.club/

Hello My Quilting Friends is a podcast created by Leah Day that is all about quilting, running a creative business, and finding balance between work, quilts, and life. Find all the episodes published so far right here: https://leahday.com/podcast

You can also find a handy playlist with all the podcasts shared so far: https://youtu.be/48RXKFdcgsI?list=PLNkZhEjxH0nJmpNGCjE33ebcV6g_0qEhn

This podcast is sponsored by Leah's website where you can find books and online workshops on machine quilting, tools, patterns, and much more! Check out the store here: https://leahday.com/collections/shop

Jan 01 2020

1hr 6mins

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123. Living Without Regrets & Making a Memory Quilt

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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 material in case there are small holes from wear.
Find French Fuse here: https://leahday.com/products/french-fuse
3. Pressing the French Fuse to the wrong side of each piece with a medium heat iron.

Grieving isn't an easy process and we're taking it one day at a time. I hope to get back to making tutorials and podcasts on my usual schedule in January 2020. Be looking forward to my Word of the Year podcast the last week of December, or first week of January.

Find more Hello My Quilting Friends Podcast Episodes Here: https://leahday.com/pages/hello-my-quilting-friends-podcast-with-leah-day

Help support this podcast and all of the tutorials I share online by joining our Quilt Friends Club: https://www.quiltfriends.club/

Dec 11 2019

48mins

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122. How to Design a Goddess Quilt - Drawing Even When You Can't Draw!

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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 the story of my goddess quilts and how making each one has changed my life. I filled this book with beautiful full page photos and inspiring stories about courage, forgiveness, and gratitude.

Dream Goddess Journal - https://leahday.com/DreamPlanner

I designed this planner while writing the goddess book and it helped me focus on this single, dream achievement. I've filled this planner with beautiful pictures of my goddess quilts and journal prompts to help you identify and overcome everything holding you back.

Help support this podcast and make new friends! Join Leah's Quilting Friends Club here: https://www.quiltfriends.club/

Hello My Quilting Friends is a podcast created by Leah Day that is all about quilting, running a creative business, and finding balance between work, quilts, and life. Find all the episodes published so far right here: https://leahday.com/podcast

You can also find a handy playlist with all the podcasts shared so far: https://youtu.be/48RXKFdcgsI?list=PLNkZhEjxH0nJmpNGCjE33ebcV6g_0qEhn

This podcast is sponsored by Leah's website where you can find books and online workshops on machine quilting, tools, patterns, and much more! Check out the store here: https://leahday.com/collections/shop

Do you have a suggestion for a future podcast or would you like to be on the show? Contact Leah Day and introduce yourself here: https://leahday.com/pages/contact-us

Nov 20 2019

1hr 37mins

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121. Experiences Vs. Stuff - Hot Air Balloon Ride and Tidying AGAIN!

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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://leahday.com/pages/leah-days-goddess-quilts

Help support this podcast and make new friends! Join Leah's Quilting Friends Club here: https://www.quiltfriends.club/

Hello My Quilting Friends is a podcast created by Leah Day that is all about quilting, running a creative business, and finding balance between work, quilts, and life. Find all the episodes published so far right here: https://leahday.com/podcast

You can also find a handy playlist with all the podcasts shared so far: https://youtu.be/48RXKFdcgsI?list=PLNkZhEjxH0nJmpNGCjE33ebcV6g_0qEhn

This podcast is sponsored by Leah's website where you can find books and online workshops on machine quilting, tools, patterns, and much more! Check out the store here: https://leahday.com/collections/shop

Do you have a suggestion for a future podcast or would you like to be on the show? Contact Leah Day and introduce yourself here: https://leahday.com/pages/contact-us

Nov 13 2019

1hr 5mins

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120. Working Through the Messy Middle of Quilting / Crafting Projects

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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-gratitude-and-hart-square-2019.html

Help support this podcast and make new friends! Join Leah's Quilting Friends Club here: https://www.quiltfriends.club/

Hello My Quilting Friends is a podcast created by Leah Day that is all about quilting, running a creative business, and finding balance between work, quilts, and life. Find all the episodes published so far right here: https://leahday.com/podcast

You can also find a handy playlist with all the podcasts shared so far: https://youtu.be/48RXKFdcgsI?list=PLNkZhEjxH0nJmpNGCjE33ebcV6g_0qEhn

This podcast is sponsored by Leah's website where you can find books and online workshops on machine quilting, tools, patterns, and much more! Check out the store here: https://leahday.com/collections/shop

Do you have a suggestion for a future podcast or would you like to be on the show? Contact Leah Day and introduce yourself here: https://leahday.com/pages/contact-us

Nov 03 2019

57mins

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119. Stitching Myself Back Together - Grief, Gratitude, and Hart Square 2019

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I've been working through a hard time and reflecting today on how important my craft is to my life. Quilting has helped me stitch myself back together again, through grief and back to gratitude. I'm sharing a lot of good news, a lot of bad news and the joy of hand quilting at Hart Square once again.

Sign up for Leah Day's Goddess Quilts preorder here: https://leahday.com/pages/leah-days-goddess-quilts

Help support this podcast and make new friends! Join Leah's Quilting Friends Club here: https://www.quiltfriends.club/

Hello My Quilting Friends is a podcast created by Leah Day that is all about quilting, running a creative business, and finding balance between work, quilts, and life. Find all the episodes published so far right here: https://leahday.com/podcast

You can also find a handy playlist with all the podcasts shared so far: https://youtu.be/48RXKFdcgsI?list=PLNkZhEjxH0nJmpNGCjE33ebcV6g_0qEhn

This podcast is sponsored by Leah's website where you can find books and online workshops on machine quilting, tools, patterns, and much more! Check out the store here: https://leahday.com/collections/shop

Do you have a suggestion for a future podcast or would you like to be on the show? Contact Leah Day and introduce yourself here: https://leahday.com/pages/contact-us

Oct 28 2019

59mins

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118. The Pros and Cons of Piecing Quilts with Precuts

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I was thinking about quilting and skill building this week and thought of a fun topic - what are the pros and cons of piecing with precuts? So that is the topic for today's podcast! Read more here: https://freemotionproject.com/2019/10/pros-and-cons-of-making-quilts-from-precuts.html

Jump to this time stamp to get straight to the show: 27:19

Help support this podcast and make new friends! Join Leah's Quilting Friends Club here: https://www.quiltfriends.club/

Hello My Quilting Friends is a podcast created by Leah Day that is all about quilting, running a creative business, and finding balance between work, quilts, and life. Find all the episodes published so far right here: https://leahday.com/podcast

You can also find a handy playlist with all the podcasts shared so far: https://youtu.be/48RXKFdcgsI?list=PLNkZhEjxH0nJmpNGCjE33ebcV6g_0qEhn

This podcast is sponsored by Leah's website where you can find books and online workshops on machine quilting, tools, patterns, and much more! Check out the store here: https://leahday.com/collections/shop

Do you have a suggestion for a future podcast or would you like to be on the show? Contact Leah Day and introduce yourself here: https://leahday.com/pages/contact-us

Oct 16 2019

1hr 29mins

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117. Dream Achievement: Make What Your Heart Most Needs to Create

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This week I'm chatting about Dream Achievements and pursuing the crazy, big, overwhelming, scary project you've wanted to make for years. This month I'm scratching two major Dream Achievements off my list: publishing the book Leah Day's Goddess Quilts and making a Double Wedding Ring Quilt!

Jump straight to the show by skipping to time stamp: 34:13

Sign up to be notified about the preorder of my new book and planner! https://leahday.com/goddess

Help support this podcast and make new friends! Join Leah's Quilting Friends Club here: https://www.quiltfriends.club/

Hello My Quilting Friends is a podcast created by Leah Day that is all about quilting, running a creative business, and finding balance between work, quilts, and life. Find all the episodes published so far right here: https://leahday.com/podcast

You can also find a handy playlist with all the podcasts shared so far: https://youtu.be/48RXKFdcgsI?list=PLNkZhEjxH0nJmpNGCjE33ebcV6g_0qEhn

This podcast is sponsored by Leah's website where you can find books and online workshops on machine quilting, tools, patterns, and much more! Check out the store here: https://leahday.com/collections/shop

Do you have a suggestion for a future podcast or would you like to be on the show? Contact Leah Day and introduce yourself here: https://leahday.com/pages/contact-us

Oct 02 2019

1hr 16mins

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116. How Much Time Will This Quilt Take?

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Learn how to estimate the amount of time your next quilt will take to create based on how it's constructed, the type of fabric you use, the skills you're learning, and how you plan to quilt it! Read more here:

Jump ahead to get straight to the show at time: 9:34

Learn more about Mally the Maker here: https://mallythemaker.com/products/mally-the-maker-book-1

Sign up for the preorder for the Goddess quilt book here: https://leahday.com/goddess

Help support this podcast and make new friends! Join Leah's Quilting Friends Club here: https://www.quiltfriends.club/

Hello My Quilting Friends is a podcast created by Leah Day that is all about quilting, running a creative business, and finding balance between work, quilts, and life. Find all the episodes published so far right here: https://leahday.com/podcast

You can also find a handy playlist with all the podcasts shared so far: https://youtu.be/48RXKFdcgsI?list=PLNkZhEjxH0nJmpNGCjE33ebcV6g_0qEhn

This podcast is sponsored by Leah's website where you can find books and online workshops on machine quilting, tools, patterns, and much more! Check out the store here: https://leahday.com/collections/shop

Do you have a suggestion for a future podcast or would you like to be on the show? Contact Leah Day and introduce yourself here: https://leahday.com/pages/contact-us

Sep 18 2019

1hr 49mins

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115. Ten Steps to Finishing Your UFOs (Unfinished Projects)

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This week I'm sharing 10 steps to finishing your unfinished projects (UFOs) so you don't fill up your closets with quilt TOPS, but finished, cuddly, awesome quilts! Read more here: https://freemotionproject.com/2019/09/ten-steps-to-finishing-your-quilt-ufos.html

Jump ahead to this time to get straight to the podcast topic: 31:29

Help support this podcast and make new friends! Join Leah's Quilting Friends Club here: https://www.quiltfriends.club/

Sign up for notifications about my new Goddess Quilt Book at: https://leahday.com/goddess

Hello My Quilting Friends is a podcast created by Leah Day that is all about quilting, running a creative business, and finding balance between work, quilts, and life. Find all the episodes published so far right here: https://leahday.com/podcast

You can also find a handy playlist with all the podcasts shared so far: https://youtu.be/48RXKFdcgsI?list=PLNkZhEjxH0nJmpNGCjE33ebcV6g_0qEhn

This podcast is sponsored by Leah's website where you can find books and online workshops on machine quilting, tools, patterns, and much more! Check out the store here: https://leahday.com/collections/shop

Learn more about the huge Grace Qnique 21 on the Continuum Frame here: https://leahday.com/products/grace-qnique-21-longarm-machine

Use the discount code: hellomyquiltingfriends to get a discount on either the Grace Continuum or Grace Q-zone frame from my store!

Leah teaches quilting online through free YouTube videos uploaded weekly. Subscribe to our channel so you don't miss out on any of the new videos on patchwork and machine quilting uploaded weekly: https://www.youtube.com/user/lcvday

Find tools and supplies, plus video workshops to guide you through all the steps to creating beautiful quilts on Leah's website: http://leahday.com/

Sep 02 2019

1hr 37mins

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114. Priority is Singular! Forcing Myself to Focus on My Ultimate Goal

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This week I'm chatting about priorities and how there can really only be ONE at a time. This word was singular until the 20th century because everyone knew there could only be ONE! Read more here:

*** I'm super sorry about the audio quality on this show guys. The recorder glitched because I was moving around too much so this is audio from the camera. It was a choice of publishing this or not having a podcast this week so I chose to publish!

I'm slowing down the podcast as of this week and going back to an every-other-week show. Don't worry, the shows will be just as much fun, maybe even longer as I'm planning lots of fun things including more short stories from the Mally the Maker Universe!

Just in case you're not familiar with Mally the Maker, come get to know her here: https://mallythemaker.com/

I'm 100% focused on my ultimate goal which is publishing my new book Leah Day's Goddess Quilts. This means doing less and slowing down on everything that doesn't fit within that goal. Sign up to be notified when the preorder begins here: https://leahday.com/pages/leah-days-goddess-quilts

Special thank you to everyone that joins the Quilt Friends Club and helps support the show! It's a few bucks a month, but it helps us out a whole bunch and really fills my bucket. You have several more days to enter a quilt picture in the How Do I Quilt This? Topic so make sure to sign up and share your quilt with me! Sign up today at: https://www.quiltfriends.club/

Aug 20 2019

47mins

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113. Celebrating 10 Years in Business!

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This week we're celebrating 10 years in business! I share my thoughts on hitting this milestone as well as 100,000 subscribers on Youtube in the same year along with many project updates! Read more here: https://freemotionproject.com/2019/08/celebrating-ten-years-in-business-quilt-friends-podcast-113.html

I've finally read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Find this book here: https://amzn.to/31B0VLo

You can sign up to be notified about the Goddess Quilt Book Preorder here: https://leahday.com/pages/leah-days-goddess-quilts

Help support this podcast and make new friends! Join Leah's Quilting Friends Club here: https://www.quiltfriends.club/

Hello My Quilting Friends is a podcast created by Leah Day that is all about quilting, running a creative business, and finding balance between work, quilts, and life. Find all the episodes published so far right here: https://leahday.com/podcast

You can also find a handy playlist with all the podcasts shared so far: https://youtu.be/48RXKFdcgsI?list=PLNkZhEjxH0nJmpNGCjE33ebcV6g_0qEhn

This podcast is sponsored by Leah's website where you can find books and online workshops on machine quilting, tools, patterns, and much more! Check out the store here: https://leahday.com/collections/shop

Do you have a suggestion for a future podcast or would you like to be on the show? Contact Leah Day and introduce yourself here: https://leahday.com/pages/contact-us

Aug 14 2019

48mins

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112. Back From Vacation and Ready to Quilt!

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Hello My Quilting Friends! It's hard to believe it's been an entire month since I've said those words! I took a "vacation" through July and you'll have to listen to this podcast to see why I keep putting that word in quotation marks.

Sign up to get a notification when Goddess Quilts, my new book, is available for preorder here: https://leahday.com/pages/leah-days-goddess-quilts

Help support this podcast and make new friends! Join Leah's Quilting Friends Club here: https://www.quiltfriends.club/

Hello My Quilting Friends is a podcast created by Leah Day that is all about quilting, running a creative business, and finding balance between work, quilts, and life. Find all the episodes published so far right here: https://leahday.com/podcast

You can also find a handy playlist with all the podcasts shared so far: https://youtu.be/48RXKFdcgsI?list=PLNkZhEjxH0nJmpNGCjE33ebcV6g_0qEhn

This podcast is sponsored by Leah's website where you can find books and online workshops on machine quilting, tools, patterns, and much more! Check out the store here: https://leahday.com/collections/shop

Do you have a suggestion for a future podcast or would you like to be on the show? Contact Leah Day and introduce yourself here: https://leahday.com/pages/contact-us

Aug 07 2019

1hr 10mins

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Unpacking from Quilt Fantastic! Hello My Quilting Friends Podcast #111

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I'm unpacking from Quilt Fantastic and cleaning off my VERY messy cutting table today. Make sure to listen to this podcast for the latest news around the house. Read more here:

Help support this podcast and make new friends! Join Leah's Quilting Friends Club here: https://www.quiltfriends.club/

Hello My Quilting Friends is a podcast created by Leah Day that is all about quilting, running a creative business, and finding balance between work, quilts, and life. Find all the episodes published so far right here: https://leahday.com/podcast

You can also find a handy playlist with all the podcasts shared so far: https://youtu.be/48RXKFdcgsI?list=PLNkZhEjxH0nJmpNGCjE33ebcV6g_0qEhn

This podcast is sponsored by Leah's website where you can find books and online workshops on machine quilting, tools, patterns, and much more! Check out the store here: https://leahday.com/collections/shop

Do you have a suggestion for a future podcast or would you like to be on the show? Contact Leah Day and introduce yourself here: https://leahday.com/pages/contact-us

Jun 26 2019

33mins

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110. Always Winning the Game of Perfection? Not Gonna Happen

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This week I'm chatting about perfection (yep, still my favorite topic) and how expecting perfection in every stitch is like expecting to win every board game you play. Read more here: https://freemotionproject.com/2019/06/the-game-of-perfection-podcast-110.html

Help support this podcast and make new friends! Join Leah's Quilting Friends Club here: https://www.quiltfriends.club/

Hello My Quilting Friends is a podcast created by Leah Day that is all about quilting, running a creative business, and finding balance between work, quilts, and life. Find all the episodes published so far right here: https://leahday.com/podcast

You can also find a handy playlist with all the podcasts shared so far: https://youtu.be/48RXKFdcgsI?list=PLNkZhEjxH0nJmpNGCjE33ebcV6g_0qEhn

This podcast is sponsored by Leah's website where you can find books and online workshops on machine quilting, tools, patterns, and much more! Check out the store here: https://leahday.com/collections/shop

Do you have a suggestion for a future podcast or would you like to be on the show? Contact Leah Day and introduce yourself here: https://leahday.com/pages/contact-us

Jun 18 2019

35mins

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109. Quilt Fantasy Story from the Mally the Maker Universe!

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This week I have a fun story for you from the Mally the Maker Universe! Needles and thread are going missing in the world of Quilst. Who is behind it? Learn how Scant and Singer save the day!

Jump ahead to get straight to the story at time: 30:41

There are a few spoilers in this story so if you don't want any surprises, make sure to read Mally the Maker and the Queen in the Quilt first! Find it here: https://mallythemaker.com/products/mally-the-maker-book-1

Mally the Maker and the Queen in the Quilt is a story about a 10 year old girl and her adventures in a magical quilt world. Within the book, Mally has to stitch her way out of several sticky situations and hand piecing and building skills through practice is a major theme of this book.

You can also make your own Ms. Bunny doll: https://mallythemaker.com/products/bunny-doll-sewing-pattern

Help support this podcast and make new friends! Join Leah's Quilting Friends Club here: https://www.quiltfriends.club/

Hello My Quilting Friends is a podcast created by Leah Day that is all about quilting, running a creative business, and finding balance between work, quilts, and life. Find all the episodes published so far right here: https://leahday.com/podcast

You can also find a handy playlist with all the podcasts shared so far: https://youtu.be/48RXKFdcgsI?list=PLNkZhEjxH0nJmpNGCjE33ebcV6g_0qEhn

This podcast is sponsored by Leah's website where you can find books and online workshops on machine quilting, tools, patterns, and much more! Check out the store here: https://leahday.com/collections/shop

Do you have a suggestion for a future podcast or would you like to be on the show? Contact Leah Day and introduce yourself here: https://leahday.com/pages/contact-us

Jun 12 2019

1hr 20mins

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108. Organize and Decorate Your Sewing Space with Stephanie Socha

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Discover lots of ideas for organizing and decorating your sewing space to reflect your unique style with the Make and Decorate Podcast host, Stephanie Socha! Read more here: https://freemotionproject.com/2019/06/organize-and-decorate-your-sewing-space.html

Jump straight to the interview with Stephanie at time: 17:25

Help support this podcast and make new friends! Join Leah's Quilting Friends Club here: https://www.quiltfriends.club/

Hello My Quilting Friends is a podcast created by Leah Day that is all about quilting, running a creative business, and finding balance between work, quilts, and life. Find all the episodes published so far right here: https://leahday.com/podcast

You can also find a handy playlist with all the podcasts shared so far: https://youtu.be/48RXKFdcgsI?list=PLNkZhEjxH0nJmpNGCjE33ebcV6g_0qEhn

This podcast is sponsored by Leah's website where you can find books and online workshops on machine quilting, tools, patterns, and much more! Check out the store here: https://leahday.com/collections/shop

Do you have a suggestion for a future podcast or would you like to be on the show? Contact Leah Day and introduce yourself here: https://leahday.com/pages/contact-us

Jun 04 2019

56mins

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107. 7 Reasons Why I DO Want and Need a Longarm

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In this Hello My Quilting Friends Podcast, I'm updating an old post on all the reasons why I didn't want a longarm from 2011 and sharing my new perspective in 2019. Read more here: https://freemotionproject.com/2019/05/7-reasons-why-i-do-want-and-need-a-longarm-podcast-107.html

Jump to this time stamp to get straight to the show: 34:30

A lot has changed in 8 years and prices for longarm machines and frames have come down while the cost (and size) of home machines has gone up!

Yes, I am a dealer for Grace Company and I love offering these machines and frames because they are more affordable for hobby quilters. I love being part of this innovative company that creates new products to help quilters finish their quilts.

Check out the Grace Qnique 21 which was in the video with me: https://leahday.com/21

Also check out the Grace Qnique 15R, which is a wonderful longarm to begin with: https://leahday.com/15R

And we have a new Q-Zone Hoop Frame which you can put your home sewing machine on and it fits within a much smaller space: https://leahday.com/Qzone
Help support this podcast and make new friends! Join Leah's Quilting Friends Club here: https://www.quiltfriends.club/

Hello My Quilting Friends is a podcast created by Leah Day that is all about quilting, running a creative business, and finding balance between work, quilts, and life. Find all the episodes published so far right here: https://leahday.com/podcast

You can also find a handy playlist with all the podcasts shared so far: https://youtu.be/48RXKFdcgsI?list=PLNkZhEjxH0nJmpNGCjE33ebcV6g_0qEhn

This podcast is sponsored by Leah's website where you can find books and online workshops on machine quilting, tools, patterns, and much more! Check out the store here: https://leahday.com/collections/shop

Do you have a suggestion for a future podcast or would you like to be on the show? Contact Leah Day and introduce yourself here: https://leahday.com/pages/contact-us

May 29 2019

1hr 47mins

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Love Leah!

By KerieSue - Apr 22 2018
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Great, and highly inspirational! I love listening to Leah, and look forward to her podcasts! 💖

Great show!!

By BlueJeep - Aug 30 2017
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Leah keeps it real! Great information and wonderful interviews!!