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Playing with Panels

Panels can get a serious bum-wrap in the quilting world..  but they can be a busy quilters best friend!!  Nothing makes a quicker quilt than a panel and it does not have to be boring! While you can always just add a few borders and call it good,  think bigger and more...

This Label Pretty Much Says It All

Yep, sex and quilts are pretty much like peanut butter and jelly, if sandwiches could make you gasp, writhe around, shout in ecstasy and then sleep like a baby. This topic never fails to get certain peoples panties in an excessive twist but  let's be real here, if you...

Fat Quarter Gypsy Fun!

Have you had a chance to catch the new craze in quilt shops across the U.S. yet?.... if not pull your chair close and come check out Pop-Ups from the  Fat Quarter Gypsy!   These springy containers are fun to make and fun to use around the house! Perfect from...

Under the Quilt – BadAss in the Bedroom

 Today we welcome Julie Johnston who is the principal designer  at owlydesign.ca.   Julie is a sex positive quilt designer who will be ringing in here at BAQS about all things quilty and sexy.  What's that you say.. Quilts and SEX... yep. BAQS is so much more than...

The Bitchy Stitcher at BAQS – Letting Go

Letting Go Free motion quilting can be a huge hurdle for today’s quilter. We all want to be able to create those fancy, swirling designs on our domestic sewing machines but many of us have no idea how to get started. Some people get through a few, halting stitches and...

Biker for Life – Get Your Motor Running!

Do you have a biker in your life.... are YOU the biker in your life? If so I suspect that this fabric might  have you dreaming of an amazing sofa throw or cuddly quilt to wrap up under around the campfire this fall. From the artist Jeff Wack,  QT Fabrics is now...

First Thursdays With The Purple Moose

Oh how life gets away from us some days... here we are firmly into the first full week of July!.. I am so excited to be welcoming  Teri Sontra from Purple Moose Designs onto the BadAss team!  Today she is going to be sharing with us a way to get our BadAss selves out...

Have a BadAss Holiday

  We are going to be taking a few days off here at BAQS... but never fear July the 5th  we will be back at it and along the way there will be content that auto-magically pops up with the help of technology including the winners of any giveaways. In fact I suspect...

Grief and Busy Hands

I stopped sewing when my son died. Like most people who lose a child I was thrown into a world I had never hoped to know and would never wish on anyone. Just days before I had sewn what would be his "coming home" outfit... it might have possibly been the most perfect...

Eighteen Summers

The days are long but the years are short when it comes to children. Last night I sat on the sofa shoulder to shoulder with my youngest child, not so much a child but really a man-child. Sixteen years old and taller than his mother and smarter too. I still have a few...

Zola is in the House!

  Sometimes a collection comes along that is SO lush, so happy and so dang usable that you just know that it has to be yours! Zola is the newest collection out from the fine folks at  Ink and Arrow fabrics.  In fact this is from their brand spakin' new Junebee...