Category Archives: Techniques

How to Sew Quarter Square Triangles

Quarter-square triangle quilt blocks are blocks that consist of four equal triangles. You can use any mix of patterns and colors for the triangles. Use two different fabrics and vary the placement of them when sewing them together or use … Continue reading

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How to Make a No Applique Quilt

Lisa Mullenburg creates adorable quilts that feature dogs, dinosaurs and owls among many other characters. Her story is interesting. She started designing quilts for her Mother to make, so that Mom could make quilts for each of her grandchildren. She … Continue reading

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Best Gifts for Quilters

We all love to give and receive gifts. Do you have some quilters in your life that you would like to give unique gift items to? We searched sites like Etsy, Pinterest and various blogs to round up the best … Continue reading

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How to Make a Clamshell Quilt

Clamshell quilts are on the top of many of our “quilts we want to make” lists. Not only are they so modern and appealing but there are so many fun techniques for constructing them. Maybe this post will give you … Continue reading

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Bargello Quilting With Ease

So what exactly is a Bargello Quilt? By definition, a bargello quilt is one that is made of strips of fabric sewn together. Although beginning quilters find that it is very easy to create a bargello quilt, advanced quilters are also challenged since sewing the … Continue reading

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Found Fabric Project Sheets

  Do you have a stash full of fabrics just waiting to be used? “Found Fabric” Projects Sheets are downloadable instructions for creating unique and creative garments using patterns you may already have. With each project you learn how to … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey Quilt Patterns

  If you are an avid fan of the popular British television series “Downton Abbey,” you will love our patterns inspired by the international series. As we eagerly await season 4 (which is about 43 days away as of this writing), … Continue reading

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Color Wheel – a quilting necessity

I am sure we all remember our first quilt and the fabrics we selected for it. Some people can select just the right fabrics with little effort. Then there is the rest of us. I still shudder when I think … Continue reading

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A String Quilt

I was surfing instead of working (reading quilting blogs is much more fun than my normal work) and found a blog by Kindred Crafters that talks about a string quilt top. Now the discovery of this blog post is very … Continue reading

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Machine Quilting Flower Tutorial

I don’t know about the rest of you, but free motion quilting sometimes frustrates me.  I can stipple with the best of them.  But to do anything else, it’s a challenge.  Sometimes a project will languish in my sewing room … Continue reading

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