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.

Done is Better than Perfect

  This morning I saw this very sad post in a quilting group I belong to on Facebook: “I placed a post back last month about the lack of motivation in quilting. I have just lost the desire. I now have figured it out. By looking at your post I’m just not any good. Even […]

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Mug Rugs for the Holidays 2016

I’ve been seeing other people make these simple little mini quilts called mug rugs for months now, and finally decided to make a couple myself. Both of these are 6″ x 6″, with a layer of backing fabric, a layer of Warm & Natural cotton batting, and for the top, scraps of holiday fabric left […]

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Quilt-as-You-Go Halloween Strips Table Runner

Want to make something cute, modern and really easy to decorate your Halloween table? I was poking around on Pinterest the other day and found a tutorial for this charming and simple-looking table runner from Rachel of The Fat Quarter gang. If there’s one thing I have a lot of, it’s leftover Halloween fabric in orange, black, […]

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Spooky Spider Mini Quilt

Do  you like to make quilts to decorate your house for Halloween? I do! Sometimes, though, I don’t have the time to make a large-scale project. This 14″ square wall quilt took about three hours to make from scraps I had in my sewing room. I’m grateful to The Seasoned Homemaker blog for the inspiration […]

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Four small quilts that make perfect first projects

When you’re a new quilter, you can easily get frustrated and discourage yourself by biting off more than you can chew. It can be overwhelming to start out with a quilt that’s very large, for instance, or one that requires you to cut and sew a thousand tiny pieces, or master complicated blocks or advanced machine […]

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Fourth of July American Flag Rag Quilt

The Fourth of July (American Independence day) has always been a weak spot in my seasonal decorations. Meaning that I don’t have any Fourth of July decorations, or didn’t until a couple of days ago. That is not my only decorating sin. My children are embarrassed by the simultaneous presence of an Easter Bunny quilt […]

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Fourth of July Table Runner

When you set out to make a new quilt, I’m all for throwing a project together out of fabric you already have in your sewing room. That’s how I made this quilt-as-you-go table runner for American Independence Day. I used the table runner pattern from my book, Quilts for Beginners, and made it even simpler […]

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Interfacing in T-Shirt Quilting

One of the most popular articles on this blog is one we wrote about using interfacings to stabilize t-shirts so you can sew the t-shirts into a quilt without stretching them out of shape. That article provoked this question from reader Stacy: “I noticed that you state, woven or non-woven interfacing is fine. I know […]

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Quilters, start where you are

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” Someone posted this saying recently in a Facebook business group I belong to. I was inspired by the simplicity of the idea. Then I came upon this photo of an American soldier repairing uniforms in Iraq, and saw instantly how well the saying […]

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Spring Girl Medallion Rag Quilt

I like making seasonal quilts, but I rarely get the quilt finished until after the season is over. This little rag quilt is a happy exception! I saw a set of fabric panels featuring girls with sewing accessories in a springtime palette I just couldn’t resist, then found a cheery border fabric in peaches and […]

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