Nancy Rink Blog

Quilt maker, pattern designer, fabric dyer, and lover of all things quilting.

Mill Works Sneak Peek

  It's a Sunday morning and I have to admit that I slept in late today. Last night I stayed up well past midnight, determined to finish hand sewing the binding down on my new Mill Works quilt. This morning, the first thing I did was toss the quilt in the washing machine. Yes, I always wash my quilts once they're done. It cleans off the dust and such that the fabric picks up during construction...
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Aunt Grace Dots Strip It

Strip It Three Ways: Series 3 is one of our newest patterns featuring pre-cut 2 1/2"-wide strips. There are instructions for three different quilts in the pattern, so you can get quite a bit of mileage from one pattern.  The pattern front is shown below so you can see all three of the quilts. Next to it is the back of the pattern that shows the fabric requirements. I made Ribbon Star, shown here on the...strip it 3 beauty shot
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Marcus Fabrics Designer"Friends & Companions SEW-ALONG" Coming Soon

     Would you like to be part of a first?Make a gorgeous quilt?Meet some new friends?Win some great prizes? If so, join me in the first Marcus Fabrics designer sew-along. It's called the "Friends & Companions Designer Sew Along" and will feature a 60" square quilt of nine original blocks designed by some of Marcus Fabrics' designers. Here's how it works. August 1 is the start date. Each Friday for ten weeks, you’ll visit a designer’s...
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Color Love Block of the Month Coming Soon-The Quilt!

Okay, so a while back I showed off my upcoming Color Love fabric collection from Marcus Fabrics with a sneak peek at an applique block. Since we leave tomorrow for Spring Quilt Market, I thought it might be a good time to show a few images of the Color Love BOM quilts. The reason I say "quilts", plural, is because there are two versions of the same quilt: an applique version and a pieced version. The...color love applique quilt
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Color Love Block of the Month Coming Soon

Color Love--that's the name of my newest fabric collection with Marcus Fabrics.  Here's my sample yardage all laid out on my cutting table, ready to be put to work. Oh, my pretties! So there is already a plan for Color Love--a block-of-the-month quilt also called Color Love. Yesterday I worked on the  applique' blocks.  It was so easy to just peel and fuse the shapes in place and then buttonhole stitch around the patches. Now, mind...color love fabric photo
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