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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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Tuesday Tutorial: Finish Quilt Edges with Facing for a Clean Crisp Look

Traditional quilt binding is by no means the only way to finish the edges of your projects! Prairie points, ruffles, ruched binding, flanged binding, piped binding, extra-wide binding that looks like a border…all these techniques are possible and so many … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Dream Catcher

Scrap quilts are some of the best quilts, don’t you agree? There’s something about the wide variety of fabrics that makes a scrap quilt extra interesting and seems to fill it with a little extra love. This week’s Friday Free … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Machine Quilting a Pretty Background Fill

Machine quilting patterns for beginners don’t have to be just straight lines or meanders. In fact, simple, attractive free-motion “fill” patterns can be easier to stitch than trying to go in-the-ditch with a walking foot. There is less precision involved, … Continue reading

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Log Cabin Quilts: A Designer’s Dilemma

Log Cabin quilts have been on my mind, as well as my design wall, lately. A year ago when I moved into my new-to-me house, I decided to furnish the guest room with a pair of twin beds. The theory … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Fussy-Cutting Fabric Motifs

Sometimes a design printed on fabric is just so wonderful we don’t want to cut it up for our patchwork. In instances like this, fussy-cutting can be a very creative option for quilters.     In fussy-cutting, fabric patches are … Continue reading

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