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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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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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Tuesday Tutorials: How To Make Yo-Yos

Fabric yo-yos are fast and fun to make, and they have many applications in quilt making. Whether you’re using them as appliqués, embellishments, or to make entire quilt tops, yo-yo making is a great skill to have in your repertoire. … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Soft Fast-Fused Applique

Fusible-web techniques make appliqué quilt patterns achievable for nearly any quilter. But they can also add unwanted stiffness to the finished quilt if the appliquéd areas are large or many-layered. The amount of fusible web in a quilt is directly … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Curved Piecing

While it’s true that you can quilt for a lifetime and never need to make a single curved seam, curved piecing adds a very versatile skill to your bag of tricks. Without it, there would be no Drunkard’s Paths, no … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: How to Applique Basket Handles

Basket quilt patterns are much-loved by quilters with styles from traditional to very contemporary. The classic basket motif has appeared in quilts for many generations, and there are also many ways to handle the creation of a basket handle. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: How to Sew a Quilt by Hand

Hand made quilts are really a special breed, don’t you think? When every stitch is made by a hand pulling a needle and thread, so much love is in the finished quilt that it’s almost a magical object. And the … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Matching Stripes

Striped fabrics add a lot of personality and punch to quilt designs. But sometimes, as in quilt borders for example, we need to join multiple striped pieces of fabric together. In these cases, a poorly-matched seam in the striped fabric … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Tying a Quilt by Machine

Have you ever quilted a project by hand-tying the top, batting, and backing layers together with yarn, floss, or ribbon, spaced evenly across the quilt? If so, you know that quilting even a small project by hand-tying or tacking can … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Setting Blocks On Point

We often get questions from quilters about diagonal quilt settings, or setting quilt blocks on point. What size triangles do I need for the sides and corners? In what order do I sew things together? How do I line up … Continue reading

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