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Loving Your Less-than-Perfect Quilting

Are you your own worst critic when it comes to your quilting? So many of us are, and not just beginners who are still working on basic quilting skills. Many expert quilters are even harder on themselves than newbies who still have a lot to learn. I belong to several online quilting groups, and I’ve […]

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Quilt Binding Tip: Making Perfect Corners

One of the great frustrations you may run into when you bind your quilts is achieving a perfect mitered corner — that is, a corner with a beautiful, crisp 45-degree angle that ends in a sharp point. This video shows the clever (and easy) binding trick quilt designer Patrick Lose uses to achieve those perfect […]

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Cracked Easter Egg Quilt

Until yesterday, I had no springtime decorations in my house at all. I have holiday quilts for the Fourth of July, Halloween, Christmas and Valentine’s Day, but nothing to celebrate Easter or the arrival of springtime. I finally did something (small) about this hole in my holiday decorating scheme: I made this little 15″ x […]

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Windmill Quilt Block Strip Piecing Tutorial

  The Windmill quilt block is an easy block made by arranging four Rail Fence blocks into a larger block that looks like — you guessed it — the turning blades of a windmill. The block needs only two fabrics, one lighter and one darker. The more contrast you have between the two fabrics, the […]

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Valentine Heart “Kisses and Hugs” Quilt

I’ve made a lot of Christmas wall quilts, but hardly any Valentine’s quilts. Time to make some more! Looking for something simple and easy, I found a free heart banner pattern on Freda’s Hive, and decided it would be the perfect starting point for my next Valentine’s wall quilt. The original pattern I found consists of two scrappy […]

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How to Clean Glue from the Bottom of Your Iron

If you use basting spray or fusible web when you quilt, chances are you have made the mistake I made yesterday — you’ve accidentally ironed some glue and created a sticky mess on the sole plate of your iron. Once that happens, the glue sticks to everything you try to iron. Instead of gliding over […]

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How to Fold Your Fabric for Cutting

How should you fold new fabric when you get it home so that it will be ready to cut whenever inspiration strikes you? This helpful video from Nancy Roelfsema of On Point Tutorials shows one good way to fold your fabric so you can just take it off the shelf and have it all ready […]

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