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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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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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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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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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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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