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Hello My Quilting Friends

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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

57 Ratings
Average Ratings
44
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
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Leah keeps it real! Great information and wonderful interviews!!

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Hello My Quilting Friends

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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: 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 #2: 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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Rank #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: 086. Be Open to Your Creativity with Ann Walsh

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 Meet Ann Walsh and enjoy hearing about her awesome passion for free motion quilting in this episode of the Quilting Friend’s Podcast. Ann has a wonderful perspective on living a creative life and healing and growing through craft. 

Dec 05 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #6: 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 #7: 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

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Rank #8: 023. Growing into Longarm Quilting with April Wells from Sew Darn Cute Quilting

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Meet April Wells, a professional longarm quilter who started out making a simple baby quilt for her son. Hear how she transitioned from a home machine to a Gammill longarm and balances longarm quilting with raising her kids and homeschooling.

Jun 28 2017

59mins

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Rank #9: 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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Rank #10: 073. Tips for Giving Quilted Gifts During the Holidays

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Today I'm sharing 5 tips for giving quilted gifts this Christmas and my best advice for enjoying the holidays to the fullest! Read more at: https://leahday.com/episode73

Sep 05 2018

39mins

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Rank #11: 024. Graffiti Quilting with Karlee Porter

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Meet Karlee Porter, the creator of Graffiti Quilting, a method for free motion quilting and combining designs to create unique textures for your quilts. Karlee teaches classes and has written and published two books on Graffiti Quilting. Learn more about Karlee at http://www.karleeporter.com/

Jul 12 2017

1hr 9mins

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Rank #12: 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 #13: 032. Pressing Seams Open Debate with Leah Day

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Do you press your seams open on your quilt blocks or to one side? This is a Great Quilting Debate that I get asked about almost daily in comments and via email. In this episode I share why I believe pressing seams open is better than to one side, but also why many quilters believe the opposite is a better method. I also share lots of sneak peeks and details about my new book which will be available for preorder on November 1st! Find the show notes, plus many more podcast episodes at LeahDay.com/podcast

Oct 25 2017

33mins

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Rank #14: 021. Quilt Pattern Writing with Sheri from Whole Circle Studios

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Would you like to design your own quilt pattern? Meet Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill, a quilter and pattern designer and learn her process of designing and writing patterns. Sheri specializes in designing modern quilts and patterns and believes that design and content have a symbiotic relationship. You can learn more about Sheri at WholeCircleStudio.com

May 31 2017

51mins

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Rank #15: 018. Quilting Superwoman Jackie Kunkel

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Meet Jackie Kunkel, a true quilting Superwoman because she seems to be doing so much at once - teaching, writing, designing fabric and more. Learn how she balances all these different creative outlets and runs her quilting business successfully. Learn more about Jackie at https://cvquiltworks.com/

Apr 19 2017

52mins

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Rank #16: 052. Scant Verses Quarter Inch Seams - Great Quilting Debate with Leah Day

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I'm back with a new Great Quilting Debate about quilt piecing! Do you prefer to piece with a scant quarter inch or an accurate quarter inch seam allowance? What even is a SCANT quarter? Learn more about this confusing quilting term in this new podcast episode with Leah Day. Find pictures in the show notes of the quilts Leah mentioned in this podcast right here: https://leahday.com/episode52

Apr 11 2018

36mins

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Rank #17: 043. Piecing and Quilting Precuts with Christa Watson

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Meet Christa Watson and learn about piecing and quilting with precut fabrics. This is the topic of Christa's newest book and she shares lots of information about working with precuts, plus how she's designing fabric, teaching classes on Craftsy, and planning more books for the future. Find the episode show notes here: http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.com/2018/01/piece-and-quilt-precut-fabrics-with.html

Jan 17 2018

39mins

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Rank #18: 102. Do You Ever Sleep? My Habits for Building a Successful, Creative Life

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One of the most frequent questions I'm asked is, "Do you ever sleep?!" So in this podcast episode, I'm answering that question and sharing my daily habits for a successful, creative life! Read more here: https://freemotionproject.com/2019/04/do-you-ever-sleep-podcast-102.html

Jump ahead to time: 31:47 to get straight to the podcast topic!

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 17 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #19: 065. Debate: Can You Make Quilts from Bed Sheets?

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This week I'm taking on a new Great Quilting Debate - can you make quilts from bed sheets? Sheets are available in a wide range of cotton fabrics and for around $35 you can get a huge piece of fabric that seems perfect to use as the backing of your quilt. You can also cut up bed sheets to piece quilts as well. So why are more quilters not doing this? Why have bed sheets gotten a bad reputation for use in our quilts? I also go on to debate using fabric from big box stores and weird stuff like t-shirts, wool, silk, corduroy, and jeans. Find the show notes here: https://leahday.com/episode65

Jul 11 2018

46mins

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Rank #20: 027. Quilting Along with Margaret Leuwen

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Today I'm chatting with Margaret Leuwen the business owner behind MissMarkersQuilts.com. Margaret is a longarm quilter, shares YouTube videos, and hosts fun quilt alongs throughout the year. For the past few years Margaret has shared quilt along projects online. This year instead of one massive quilt along, she's sharing Quilt of the Quarter - four different quilts which take a quarter of the year to create and are made with fat quarters! Her last Quilt of the Quarter will be this beautiful Christmas tree quilt using Kaffe Fasset fabrics. All of the Quilts of the Quarter are projects Margaret designs herself to tackle her fat quarter stash. She designs the quilt patterns so you can make multiple sizes depending on how many fat quarters you start with. This is great because fat quarters are often something I collect, but find hard to use up! Margaret shares the How-To information of her quilt alongs on YouTube and shares any written directions on Facebook. She has trouble with the written directions, but can easily show you how to do something in video. She learned how to do this when her daughter was in Idaho and wanted to learn how tie a quilt. Margaret tried to write out the directions, but that didn't work so she grabbed a camera and shot a video of Margaret, her sister, and her mom teaching her daughter how to tie a quilt. Margaret started a blog and kept it going for awhile, but just didn't feel like it got traction. She was focusing more on her longarm quilting business and her YouTube channel and her fans kept asking for a Facebook Group which really took off this year. Margaret is most looking forward to watching her grandchildren grow up, being apart of her loving family, and continuing to teach and share quilting. Learn more about Margaret Leuwen at her website http://www.missmarkersquilts.com/

Aug 23 2017

52mins

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