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Tuesday Tutorials: Precision Piecing

Precise piecing can be a tough sell in these days of fast, easy, really fast, simple, faster-than-fast quilt making. With our busy lives, we all love quick, basic quilt patterns that require no more precision than aiming for a 1/4″ … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: LeMoyne Star Block Without Set-In Seams

We quilters LOVE star quilts and star quilt blocks. From the super-easy Friendship Star and Sawtooth Star to the challenging Feathered Star, we can’t get enough of those twinkling, sparkling star quilt blocks and quilts. The LeMoyne Star quilt block … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Making Fast Accurate Quarter-Square Triangle Units

Many patchwork quilt patterns include triangles as part of their designs. Two basic types of triangles are half-square triangles (essentially what you’d get if you cut a square of fabric in half diagonally to make 2 triangles) and quarter-square triangles … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Polka Tot Twin Size Quilt

Quilters love baby quilt patterns! So it’s no surprise that Abigail Dolinger’s Polka Tot baby quilt in the new August/September 2015 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts is proving to be a quilter favorite already. With its simple blocks, adorable polka … Continue reading

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Win Big With The “Fabric For Life” Sweepstakes!

What will you do with your share of over $15,000 in fabric and other amazing prizes? The 2015 Keepsake Quilting “Fabric for Life” contest is now under way, and you can enter every day through December 31 to improve your … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Pressing Patchwork Flat

Part of learning to make quilts is learning to press patchwork seam allowances in a way that creates the most attractive results. Patchwork that lies as flat as possible and has no dark fabrics showing through light patches is much … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: 54-40 Or Fight Lap Quilt

This week’s Friday Freebie is appropriately patriotic, and comes with a bonus (very short) history lesson. The story goes that in 1844, a relative unknown named James Polk ran in the Presidential election against Henry Clay, a powerful man with … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Machine Quilting A Breeze

With temperatures rising and flags flying high for the 4th of July, breeze is having a moment. Have you ever machine quilted a breeze? Erin Russek taped a short video awhile back demonstrating how to do just that, and I’d … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Flying Colors Baby Quilt

Modern babies and their modern Moms will all love this cool free baby quilt pattern! Bright fabrics against a white background will capture baby’s attention, and the rainbow of colors ensures this cheery quilt will coordinate with nearly any nursery … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Fast Flying Geese with a Special Ruler

There are special quilting rulers available for nearly every type of cutting or construction task a quilter might face. In fact, you may have several (or many!) of these specialty rulers in your sewing space right now. They can make … Continue reading

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