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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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8 Irresistible Pumpkin Quilts

I love making quilts for Halloween. I especially love pumpkin quilts, which can have either a Halloween theme or a Harvest theme (or both.) Here’s a small gallery of favorite pumpkin quilts I’ve made or photographed over the years. The top photo is a quilt of my own design, using some fat quarters of fabric […]

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How to Make Quilt Binding from Fabric Strips

Putting on the binding is the last step in assembling a quilt. Quilt binding is a protective fabric covering that goes over the raw edge of the quilt sandwich. You can buy ready-made quilt binding, but I prefer to make my own binding from quilting fabric. It costs less, and you will find a much […]

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30 Humorous Quilting Quotes and Sayings

I love a good laugh, just like all the quilters and sewers I know. Don’t you? In that spirit, I’ve compiled this list of 30 of the best funny sayings for quilters and sewers. I hope you will appreciate these little gems of wisdom and whimsy about the joy – and the obsession – that […]

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Six Popular Log Cabin Quilt Patterns

There are lots of different ways to arrange Log Cabin blocks into a quilt. Each Log Cabin pattern offers a unique look quite different from all the others. Here are five of the most popular patterns for basic Log Cabin quilt blocks. Log Cabin Straight Setting This is a simple layout, with all the blocks […]

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How to Make Your Own Quilt Design Wall

How can you be sure the quilt you’re planning will look good before you go to all the work of cutting out the fabric and sewing the quilt together? A quilt design wall gives you a way to test your fabric choices and see exactly how your quilt will look before you assemble it. You […]

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Quilt Size Guide for Table Toppers

How big should you make a table topper quilt? The table below gives dimensions for quilts to top several different size tables. Table runner quilts are a great way to try out techniques you’re not quite confident enough to use yet on a bed quilt. Table Type  Table Size  Table Topper Size Card Table  36″ x […]

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Quilt Size Guide for Bed Quilts

Wondering exactly what size to make your next quilt? This chart gives quilt and mattress dimensions for bed quilts of all sizes, from crib to California King. Keep reading after the chart to see other factors you should consider when you plan a bed quilt’s size. Bed Quilt Size U.S. Mattress Size            […]

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