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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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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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