Category Archives: Techniques

New York Beauty

New York Beauty Quilts Electrified: 12 Fun, Skill-Building Projects Using Easy Foundation Paper-Piecing Techniques to Electrify New York Beauty Blocks by Linda J. Hahn, Deborah G. Stanley New York Beauty Quilts New York Beauty quilts were introduced in the mid-1800s. … Continue reading

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Back To Basics

Many needlecrafts that were popular in years past have been having a surge of renewed popularity. Just visit Pinterest and search for Needle Punch or Rug Punch and you will be inspired to try a “new old craft”. I recently … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Quilting Resolutions for 2016

As quilters we always make resolutions each year. We want to get all those UFOs completed, or start a new project we have been saving, or even make a quilt for a shelter or Head Start or Project Linus. We … 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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The Quilter’s Toolbox: Thread

There is nothing a quilter likes more than a new gadget! We love our tools and care for them with a reverence akin to a good friend. I broke my favorite acrylic ruler a few years ago and mourned its … Continue reading

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Announcing Barb Sackel’s New Video Series

It is with great pleasure that we introduce you to Barb Sackel’s new video series, a QuiltWoman.com exclusive. Barb Sackel is a prolific quilt designer and talented teacher. QuiltWoman.com is proud to carry more than 150 patterns designed by Barb. In … Continue reading

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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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