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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.

Houses Quilt Finished!

Finished! Here’s the Houses quilt I’ve been making for my aunt in bits and pieces for the last month or so. It’s always satisfying to get a quilt done, especially since I’m also rearranging my sewing room at the same time and everything else I’ve been working on is in a state of total upheaval. […]

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How to Stitch in the Ditch for Quilting

Once you have a quilt top finished and the quilt layers basted, the next step is stitching the layers together. How do you start? For me, that’s an easy decision: I always start by anchoring the quilt layers together with straight-line machine quilting. I do this by stitching along existing seam lines in the quilt […]

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Log Cabin Quilt-as-you-go Block

Do you ever feel like you’re drowning in fabric scraps? That’s how I felt when I came back to my quilting room after spending most of the holidays away from my sewing machine. Having scrap piles everywhere is very stressful. But I hate to see any piece of fabric go to waste. So today, I […]

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New Rag Quilt in Action

Here’s a sight every quilter likes to see: a brand new quilt that is already hard at work, keeping someone cozy and warm. This quilt is a rag quilt with Christmas-themed fabrics that I finished right before the storm of holiday visiting, cooking, and parties burst over my head. Did you quilt for the holidays, […]

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Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year is… a Brownish Maroon?

Really? That was my reaction when I saw the color Pantone chose as the trend-setting color for 2015.  It’s called “Marsala,” and it’s a subdued (all right, drab) wine color. I guess you can tell from my tone that I’m not exactly feeling Marsala for quilting. For winter coats, purses, and shoes, yes. But quilts? Not so […]

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12 Ways to Cut up Fat Quarters for Quilting

Just What is a Fat Quarter? A fat quarter is a quarter-yard of quilting fabric that is cut in a taller and fatter shape than a standard quarter-yard. You will find fat quarters everywhere at your local quilt shop, either sold individually or packaged in bundles like the one above. To be precise, a fat […]

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Easiest Little Rag Quilt Ever

Rag quilts are the simplest kind of quilt-as-you-go quilt — which means just about the simplest and easiest of all quilts you can make. Learn how to make one here. I like making them because they are really easy to cut and sew, forgiving of mistakes, and are often made of flannel, which makes the end […]

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Throwback Thursday: Cheesecloth Ghost Quilt for Halloween

In honor of my sudden realization that it’s time to get cracking if I’m going to make any decorations in time for Halloween season (which starts in our household on October 1 because my daughter loves Halloween so much), I’m reposting a tutorial for making this little ghost wall hanging with cheesecloth and a few […]

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Halloween Quilt-as-You-Go Table Runner

It’s never too soon to start sewing quilts for Halloween! I say that with an exclamation point because I love decorating for seasonal holidays. Making quilts for Halloween is especially fun for me, because I love pumpkins and harvest time and the whole autumn feeling of shorter days and chillier nights and winter on the […]

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Cats and Quilts for 2015

My new publishing venture just went live on Amazon.com: a little 2015 monthly calendar featuring cats and their quilts. I know a lot of you quilt with a kitty for company. Don’t you love the way a cat takes over a sewing room as if you and everything in the room were nothing more than […]

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Does Perfectionism Stop You from Quilting?

This little graphic expresses one of my most important rules for quilting: “If it looks good from twenty feet away, while you drive by at 20 miles an hour, it’s perfect! Don’t change a thing.” Silly as it is, this quilter’s saying still expresses something important about how to approach quilting (or any creative endeavor) […]

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Quilting for Love: Margie’s Story

I recently posted some photos of Mary S.’ very first quilts. After that post went online, I got an email from another quilter, Margie. Margie saw Mary’s quilts and sent me these photos of the quilts she made for her five grandchildren. If you feel hesitant about making your own first quilt, I think you […]

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