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.

Quilting after Enlightenment

This is my quilting version of a Zen saying that goes like this: “Before enlightenment: chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment: chop wood, carry water.” The tasks that go into making a quilt couldn’t be more simple: cutting, sewing, and pressing. But the quilt that comes out of those everyday tasks can be deeply satisfying […]

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Mary S.’ First Quilts

The best thing about writing a book comes long after the book is finished, when you hear from readers who liked your book and learned something from reading it. I was thrilled to hear from Mary S. recently. Mary just made her very first quilts using the instructions and quilt patterns in my book, Quilts […]

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My Kind of Party

I know a lot of quilters whose social life revolves around quilting. I’ve never been organized enough to quilt in a group. For me, quilting is mostly a matter of snatching a few minutes here and a few minutes there in between all the other things I have to do. It takes place in my […]

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Valentine Heart Garland Wall Quilt

I like making quilts for Valentine’s day. Maybe because the seasonal reds, whites, and pinks are so cheerful in midwinter.  Maybe because I make my Valentine’s quilts to hang on the wall, so they are small and easy to make. The inspiration for this heart quilt came from a wonderful banner quilt  I saw on […]

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Practicing New Skills on a Small Scale

What’s the best way to try out new quilting techniques you  would like to master, but don’t feel comfortable with yet? Go small. It’s much easier to experiment on a project the size of a placemat or a small wall quilt than it is on a large bed quilt. If you make a mistake or […]

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Quilting for Valentine’s Day

Are you working on any Valentine’s Day projects? I’m planning to quilt with cupcakes. Food = Love, right? (At the very least, Chocolate = Love). Maybe that’s why I associate cupcakes with Valentine’s Day.  I do have some plans for fabric Valentines that feature red and pink hearts, but I was also captivated by these cute […]

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Avoiding an Aching Back while You Quilt

Before and after the holidays, I logged some long days at the sewing machine, making presents. I made lots of different things —quilts and double-sided napkins, fabric bags and pajama pants. One of the unfortunate side effects of all that sewing was a sore back and shoulders. I’ve also been reading depressing news about how […]

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Happy New Year from Quilter’s Diary

We have big plans for our quilting and for this blog during the new year. Well, little plans. Well okay, no plans. But lots of quilting and sewing projects already almost finished, some well underway, quite a few half thought of, and surely some not even imagined yet. This is the year we’re going to […]

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Work in Progress: Chinese Coins Quilt Top

When my daughter had her wisdom teeth out last week, she wanted to spend every waking minute in my sewing room with me so I could provide comfort and watch her favorite TV shows with her. I wanted to make her Christmas present (leopard-print fleece pajama pants) but couldn’t, because she was right there on […]

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How to Sew Simple Fabric Napkins

One of my favorite handmade gifts to sew for friends and family members is a set of double-sided table napkins. I’ve made napkins for quite a few people over the years, and I know they are popular because I see them in use on the table whenever I visit, even years later. Cloth napkins are […]

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Sewing Bags for Days for Girls International

I haven’t sewed any fabric gift bags or wine bottle bags this year, but that doesn’t mean I have stopped making bags!  This crop of drawstring bags will be headed to the Days for Girls foundation, where they will be used to hold feminine hygiene kits for girls who would otherwise have to stay home from […]

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