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Tuesday Tutorials: Aligning Sashing Strips

Adding sashing between quilt blocks and block rows can dramatically change the look of a quilt top. When separation and definition between blocks is your goal, sashing is a traditional, useful technique to have in your bag of tricks. There … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Making Accurate Strip Sets

Many quilt designs and quilt block patterns require us to make strip sets, sewing multiple long fabric strips together. Whether they are then used as is in the design, or cut into segments, this bit of strip quilting seems easy, … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Quilt Backing Ideas

Seldom do we have enough room in our magazines to show photos of the backs of the quilts we pattern. But many quilts that come through our offices have creative quilt backings, from simple to elaborate. Piecing quilt backing fabric … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Flanged Quilt Binding by Machine

What if I told you there’s a way to add extra detail to a quilt binding PLUS complete it much faster than with the traditional technique? That there would be zero hand sewing, and the quilt binding would look beautiful … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorial: No-Waste Flying Geese Units

This week we’re adding to our Tuesday quilting tutorials with a favorite piecing technique of many of our readers. With the no-waste flying geese technique you can make 3-triangle units in multiples of 4 without sewing any bias edges or … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Preparing Shapes for Applique Patterns

Classic turned-edge appliqué can be easy and fun. Oh yeah, I said it, and it’s true! For most of my quilting life I avoided appliqué quilt patterns like the plague. When I absolutely had to use an appliqué pattern to … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Partial Seam Technique

Many quilt blocks are assembled by stitching their units together row by row. But some quilt block designs are more unusual in their construction. In cases where units are added surrounding another patch or unit, the partial seam technique is … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Eight at a Time Half-Square Triangle Units

Half-square triangle units (also known as pieced squares) show up in SO many quilt patterns. One of our most popular free quilting tutorials shows how to make 8 half-square triangle units at the same time, which is really handy when … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: How to Make Continuous Bias

Bias-cut fabric strips are super useful in quilt making. Curving vines in appliqué quilt patterns wouldn’t exist without them. And bias-cut quilt binding strips are a must for quilts with curved edges, like scallops, and a cute plus for certain … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorial: Lining Light Applique Shapes to Avoid Show-Through

When fusing light-value appliqué shapes to darker shapes beneath, sometimes the darker fabric will show through, detracting from the appearance of the appliqué. In the Cake & Ice Cream quilted banner pattern published in the June/July 2012 issue of McCall’s … Continue reading

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