Stash Bandit: Diane Harris

Speaker, teacher, writer and designer of quilts, formerly with Quiltmaker. Entertaining trunk shows for quilters! Call me today and Let’s Talk Quilts!

https://stashbandit.net/

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New blog post about what not to do with quilt borders today on stashbandit.net.

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I thrifted it for $15 because there was no cord or pedal. Cord: $23. Pedal: $5. Challenge of reassembly: Priceless. .
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It ran but it sounded like an airplane so I disassembled it to here, cleaned it up, oiled the moving parts and greased the gears. My DH is eyeing it skeptically because he’s betting I can’t get it back together. It may become #yardart! #simplicityS110 #madebybrother #nocluewhatimdoing

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The cuteness level these swappers achieved with their presentation of #wonkystars2018 is paramount! Kinda puts my plain white business envelope to shame. 😳 The #quiltblocks are equally amazing!

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I unearthed a corner of the studio to find these #lemoynestar #quiltblocks for a #scrapquilt. Many more are cut, so I need to make a plan for them. I enjoy this kind of brainstorming!

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I bought this piece (at a bargain price) from Virginia Robertson because it fits into two of my trunk shows: One Hundred Small Quilts and Make Extraordinary Scrap Quilts. Most of the trunk show quilts are made by me, but a few are by others. I love this quilt’s exuberance!
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#pickledishquilt #scrapquilts #stashbandittrunkshows #virginiarobertson

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#repost There’s something really interesting about the block design in this #scrapquilt. Can you see it?! .
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Post by @martingaletpp
Love is so inspiring 💘 The marriage of her son inspired Carol Hopkins to design this Wedding Bouquet quilt with reproduction fabrics on the brighter side. Find the pattern in Civil War Legacies IV, available now. @carol_hopkins_designs #civilwarlegacies4 #weddingbouquet #reproductionquilt #antiquequilt #weddingquilt #smallquilt #halfsquaretriangles #quilt #quilting #quiltlove #madewithmartingale
(via #InstaRepost @Fluxtechsolutions)

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My sweet friend Kaye gifted me this vintage fabric last week. There’s one yard and it’s just 36” wide. I’m brainstorming ideas for a baby quilt! .
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#babyquilts #vintagefabrics #quiltyfriendsarethebest

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Another #wonkystars2018 exchange #quiltblock arrived yesterday from @sewseattle and I love it! Thank you kindly! 😍

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Briar Rose is my recent design for @quiltmakermag. Today I blogged about other color options—so many possibilities! Check it out at StashBandit.net. #briarrosequilt #idesignquilts

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Worked my way through all the pins on my #Grabbit while sewing a border today. It’s in rough shape but it still does the job. Flipped it over to see its copyright as 1980! I started quilting in 1981. #musthavequiltsupplies #magneticpincushion

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Checking in for #wonkystars2018 @bylancer All my stars have been shipped. 😊 I’m very anxious to make an improvisational #wonkyquilt.

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#repost Our friend Margie @ribboncandyquiltcompany found our #quiltmakers1000blocks book at a thrift store! Now that #quiltmakers100blocks has been discontinued, it’s a true collectible. @dstarck @carolynbeam @pastoddard @dhstitches

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Karen came to my retreat and brought her #365quiltchallenge2016 finish. It’s one of the prettiest I’ve seen! .
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#scrapquilts #stashsewing #quiltretreat #quiltsoverthetop

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Some days things come together just perfectly! #paperpiecing #secretsewing #sewingwithsolids

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I recently bought this small #quilt from @kristinshields because I loved it and it fits into my #babywindmill quilt guild program called Windy Wonders. All of the quilt designs are based on this one simple little block and they will knock your socks off. Call me to book the program today and I promise you won’t be sorry. #babywindmills #handquilted #kaffefassett

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Use a piece of double-sided tape to hold your first patch in place when foundation paper piecing. No pins to distort! A great trick I learned from #addaquarter inventor @add_a_quarter Carolyn McCormick. #secretsewing #cantwaittoshowyou

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Really thrilled with #wonkystars2018 and this #quiltblock from @morob10. How the heck did she make that awesome little #wonkystarswap2018 button?! And her piecing went above and beyond! Thanks so very much!

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Lorna @sewfreshquilts has done it again! For a howling good time, check out her latest pattern, not to mention her fun-filled IG feed! #wolfquilt

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My dear friend @dzuellner gifted me this doll-size ironing board! Little #scrapquilt blocks and a #toyiron look right at home. I love it! Thank you, Doris!

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My friend Carol brought to #quiltretreat some #vintageclamshell pieces she scored at a garage sale. The prints are to die for! .
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#vintagefabric #vintagepatchwork #scrapquilts #clamshellquilt

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Where I am with the #scrapquilt I started at last weekend’s #quiltretreat. Not yet settled on the layout—so many possibilities! #scrapquilts work when things don’t “match.” The greens include forest, moss, seafoam, grass, teal and lime. Remember this: #quiltingisnotlikegettingdressed. .
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#stashsewing #scrappyquilts #christmasquilts #jinglebellstrunkshow
Does your guild need a dynamite program? Call me today!

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I found this #folkart made from #fabric at an autumn #fleamarket in Nebraska. Is it two birds nuzzling or one owl? It has such charm.

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Now I have #scrappyquiltblocks sewn here at #quiltretreat. Lots more blocks to be made and endless setting options. .
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#stashsewing #scrapquilts #chevrons #jinglebellstrunkshow

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The scrappy stripsets have become #quiltblocks here at #quiltretreat in Holdrege. Having #sewmuchfun!!!

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Strip sets are starting to become something #scrappy!!! #stashsewing #quiltretreat

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Making a #scrapquilt today at #quiltretreat! Wonder how these strip sets will be used? I’m anxious to find out. #suebrown #prairiequiltguild #jinglebellstrunkshow

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Your first thought about this strip set is probably “yuk.” But I can almost guarantee that these misfits will make my new #scrapquilt sparkle! Stay tuned for a weekend of retreat sewing fun. .
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#stashsewing #quiltretreat #christmasquilts #strippiecing #jinglebellstrunkshow #quiltingwithfriends

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