Category Archives: Helpful Tips

Efficient Twists for Foundation Paper Piecing

Mary Ann Sprague, of Mary Ann’s Makings Foundation paper piecing always elicits strong reactions in quilters. Either you love it or hate it. I’ve never met anyone on the fence. As I was learning to quilt, I took several paper … Continue reading

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Recipes for Perfect Embroidery

By Lee Fletcher, Sulky Freelance National Educator Embroidery, whether it is Free Motion or Digitized Embroidery, is a great way to make the ordinary outfit, quilt or fashion accessory extraordinary. Like cooking in the kitchen, there are basic recipes with … Continue reading

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Successful Sewing with Specialty Threads

By Lee Fletcher, Sulky National Freelance Educator Designer of Pat-e-Patterns Inventor of TheThread Director It has been my privilege and pleasure to teach how to sew with the beautiful decorative threads that are available today from Sulky of America.  When … Continue reading

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Humble Beginnings

Humble Beginnings Today I’m going to take you on a little journey behind the scenes. Let’s go all the way back to a quilt’s very humble beginnings, the cotton plant. Cotton plant Now this is what I call a blank … Continue reading

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On Pins and Needles Part 2

On Pins and Needles Part 2   Choosing the right hand sewing needle can be overwhelming. Their odd names often don’t help point you in the right direction either. Ultimately, you want a needle that feels comfortable in your hand, glides easily through … Continue reading

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On Pins and Needles Part 1

On Pins and Needles Part 1 Are you “on pins and needles” when it comes to, well, pins and needles? Do you give them any thought at all? They’re our smallest tool but have the most important job. Without pins holding our fabrics … Continue reading

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Iron Out the Details

Iron Out the Details   I’ve gained a new appreciation for irons after picking up a few for my mantel. Did you know that thousand year old paintings have documented the Chinese using metal pans filled with hot coals to smooth and … Continue reading

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Baby it’s Cold Outside so Make it Quick

When the cold weather comes it is time for an indoor project that we can complete quickly.  Some people like to make a snowman or winter scene, others dream of a warm tropical vacation.  No matter where you dream of … Continue reading

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The Easy Binding Winder

It’s binding time! You’re in the home stretch…your quilt is almost finished…if only the binding would behave itself! How many times has your binding become twisted as you roll it around your hand or a cardboard tube for easy handling? … Continue reading

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Washable Lady Products

And Now for Something A Bit Different – Washable Lady Products Available at Quiltwoman.com Femininewear is probably not what you normally think about when looking for wearable patterns. BUT sanitary pads are essentially teeny tiny quilts, right?! And, making them … Continue reading

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