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Workshop Wednesday: Two Quilt-as-You-Go Methods

Not only are quilt-as-you-go techniques great for making projects quickly, they’re perfectly suited for anyone who’s ever wondered how to stuff a large quilt sandwich through the throat of a domestic sewing machine to be quilted. With quilt-as-you-go (QAYG), you … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Stitch & Flip Tips

Shapes and units that once were only possible by template piecing are now often achieved through stitch-and-flip techniques. Stitch-and-flip, sometimes called quick-corner or fast-corner piecing, is a distinctly modern technique: it’s tailor-made for rotary cutting, it’s meant to simplify your … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Joining the Ends of Your Binding

I think it’s safe to say there are two kinds of quilters in the world when it comes time to join the loose ends of a binding strip: those who measure and those who don’t. In a previous Workshop Wednesday … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Resizing Quilt Blocks

Back when we were planning the line-up for the June/July 2017 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts, we decided it would be fun to offer a free mini quilt pattern based on Violet Eyes by Stephanie Sheridan, which is a 65″ x … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Fantastic Fat Quarter Quilts

When did you buy your first fat quarter? Do you still have it in your stash? And what is a fat quarter, anyway? According to quilt historian Barbara Brackman, fat quarters—or one-fourth of a yard of fabric that’s been cut … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Wool Felt Applique

I don’t know what the temperature is where you live right now, but here in the Denver area school is back in session, which makes it official: Autumn Is Coming. And with autumn comes the return of Quilting Weather. Shorter, … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Fast Triangle-Squares

Knowing different approaches to making triangle-squares (also called half-square triangle units) is one way to take you from being a beginning quilter to an intermediate one. Having a variety of techniques in your quilter’s toolbox allows you to look at … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Beachy Quilt Projects for Summer Fun

I just got back from a weeklong beach vacation in North Carolina’s Outer Banks and I am tanned, rested and ready! Well, “tanned” may not be entirely accurate; “sunburnt in some spots, more freckled in others” is more like it. … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: How to Bind a Quilt

“Bind the quilt to finish.” That simple instruction, which ends almost every quilt pattern ever written, refers to a step in the quiltmaking process that in itself requires a few different steps. When a quilt pattern editor writes “bind the … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Designing Quilts

Do you design quilts or quilt blocks? How do you work when you do? When I design a quilt or a block, I like to use graph paper and a pencil to sketch out lots of ideas, but there are … Continue reading

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