Posts by Felicity Walker
Felicity Walker

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Felicity Walker is the author of the best-selling Quilting for Beginners book series and other books for quilters. She has been quilting for nearly twenty years and loves finding easier, faster, and more fun ways to make quilts.

Too Many Fabric Scraps

The good thing is, I got this braid quilt mostly finished yesterday. The bad thing is, I produced a new pile of scraps.  Teeny little triangular scraps.  Little scraps like these always make me feel guilty. I can’t figure out what to do with them, but it seems wasteful to get rid of them. I […]

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My Log Cabin Christmas Tree Quilt

Have I mentioned that I love making Christmas quilts? It’s a much less fattening way to get in the Christmas spirit than baking! I first bought a version of this quilted wallhanging on Ebay, not knowing at the time where the design came from. That original quilt was made in fabrics that were too bland […]

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This Year’s First Christmas Quilt

I got this nativity quilt panel years ago to practice my free motion machine quilting. I got stuck for a long time in “Stipple” mode, and this panel gave me some good practice in other styles of quilting, especially outlining shapes and making textures for wood, straw, stones, and other materials. Every now and then […]

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How to Machine Bind a Quilt (No Hand Sewing!)

I know many people love to sew by hand, but I am not one of those people. I’ve noticed that my sewing machine is faster, more accurate, and, with all of its clever decorative stitches, more inventive than my fingers. It’s machine quilting all the way for me, baby! That’s why I was so pleased […]

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3 Ways to Hang a Quilt on the Wall

When you make a quilted wall hanging, one thing you need to decide on is how you will hang the quilt on the wall. There are several different ways to do this: 1. Use Quilt Hanging Clips These clips fasten onto the edge of the quilt and get mounted on a nail in the wall. […]

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How to Make a Quilt Hanging Sleeve

A hanging sleeve is a fabric tube sewn to the back of a quilt to make it possible to hang the quilt on the wall. A dowel or a rod or a flat board is slipped through the tube, then suspended from nails or screws on the wall. Hanging sleeves are also used to mount […]

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Sew an Easy Wine Gift Bag for Christmas

This easy gift bag is fun to make and can be adapted to any season by just changing the fabrics. The bags are durable enough to use over and over, unlike wrapping paper that just goes in the trash after one use. Supply List for Wine Bottle Gift Bags You can use lots of different […]

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How to Make a Rag Quilt

If you are a new quilter, a charity quilter looking for fast and simple projects, or a lazy quilter like me, rag quilts are perfect for you. You don’t have to be a precision cutter or sew a perfect 1/4″ seam (I’m not very good at either, and I’m quite happy with the way my […]

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Cheesecloth Ghost Quilt for Halloween — Tutorial

Around our house, we believe that you can never have too many Halloween decorations. I didn’t actually finish this little ghost quilt until the day after Halloween, but I’m posting the instructions so that if you want to make one, you’ll have a real head start on next year! If you concentrate, you can get […]

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My Rag Quilt Journey, So Far

I’d been quilting for years before I ever heard of rag quilts. The minute I saw one, though, my lazy quilter’s instincts told me I had stumbled onto something good. A quilt that doesn’t need binding! You can quilt the blocks before you sew them together, so you don’t have to drag the whole quilt […]

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Classic Log Cabin Quilt Block

The appeal of this perennially popular quilt block comes both from its symbolism, which evokes the log cabins built by pioneers on the American frontier, and from the arrangement of the block’s light and dark fabric-strip “logs.” In its traditional form, Log Cabin block is divided into a light half and a dark half, with […]

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