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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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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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