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Free Motion Quilting: Help Is Here!

Whenever possible, I like to quilt my own quilt tops. There’s something supremely satisfying about knowing that every stitch in a completed quilt was made by me, especially when the project is going to be a gift. Right now, I’m … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorial: Easy Curved Piecing

Curved piecing is a wonderful way to expand your quilting repertoire. So many classic and modern patchwork patterns call for it, and it can create such wonderful designs. Drunkard’s Path, New York Beauty, Lover’s Knot, Mill Wheel, and Double Wedding … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorial: Felting Wool for Quilt Making

If you have admired quilts and other projects with felted wool appliqué but recoiled at the high cost of supplies, this week’s Tuesday Tutorial is for you! It’s easy and fun to felt your own wool, and you can start … Continue reading

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City Safari: How I Create Patchwork Designs

There are basically two ways to design your own quilt: (A) Start with the fabric and develop a pattern based on that, and (B) start with a pattern and select fabrics based on that. I’ve created patchwork designs in both … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorial: Making Perfect Small Circles for Applique

Appliqué quilts often feature numerous circle shapes. From flower centers to berries to small fruits to just plain dots, these tricky little shapes can be very hard to stitch smoothly using traditional needle-turn techniques. And while fusible web techniques are … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorial: Using Tri-Recs Tools

Some quilters LOVE specialty rulers and acrylic tools. Others take a kind of pride in never using such “novelties”. But no matter where you are on the quilting tools scale, chances are you’ve heard of Tri-Recs™ tools by Wrights® EZ … Continue reading

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Welcome to Tula’s House!

This talented young lady is Tula Pink, popular designer for Free Spirit Fabrics and quilting world sensation. Tula is one of the most original, exciting voices in today’s quilting industry, as well as a successful entrepreneur and bold, fun personality. … Continue reading

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How To Make Your Quilting Blog Or Facebook Post ROCK

Quilters are communicators. We love to share messages, whether with our quilts or with our words. Back in the day, we might have hand-written letters to family and friends about our latest quilts and what they meant to us. In … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorial: Adding A Quilt Hanging Sleeve

Between working on Christmas quilts and getting quilts ready to hang in fall quilt shows, I know a lot of you are making plans to add hanging sleeves to new quilts. This week’s Tuesday Tutorial is a refresher course on … Continue reading

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16 of the Best Bobbin Storage Options EVER!

The ideal bobbin storage system allows you to instantly identify what kind of thread is on the bobbin, while also keeping that thread from unwinding and ending up in a tangled mess. I recently asked our Facebook page followers how … Continue reading

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