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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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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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