Beginning Quilting Series Ssssy Quilter

Paula of the Sassy Quilter has a passion for bringing new folks into the quilting fold. As such, she’s put together a series of tutorials for beginners. Topics include tools, fabric, patterns, cutting, piecing, quilting and binding – all …

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tutorial embellish quilt

Can someone please shoo that bee off this bunny’s nose? Ahh, it’s only thread. This sweet scene is one of eight that make up a quilt from a Nan Baker design, Bullas Bunnies. Visit KreinikGirl to see a closeup

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FMQ Inspiration and class Katie Did

Katie understands the key to mastering free motion quilting (FMQ) is getting in a ton of practice. To inspire potential learners to do just that, she shares on her blog, a round-up of FMQ patterns along with a plug for …

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Tenugui towel fussy cut baby quilt

Cynthia of A Quilter by Night fussy cut some of her TenuguiĀ towels to go into a baby quilt. I love this Mt. Fuji block, don’t you? All this sewing is to welcome a couple friend’s baby into the world. …

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tutorial two color prarire points

Responding to reader requests, Marcy of Made by Me in Red, shares how to make a Prairie Point with two colors. Not sure what a Prairie Point is? Well, it’s fabric triangles folded then sewn to the border of …

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practice quilted placemats Rachael RabbitRachael Rabbit doodle stitched these fancy feathers and kept going until she had made four quilted placemats. All this started out as a way to practice making feathers from a FMQ pattern by Leah Day. Go HERE to see more

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boho urban chiks quilt pattern

This is a stunning quilt pattern I spied over at Sewn’s free pattern page. It’s not obvious how the top is constructed. You strip piece fabric (in this case they used the Boho Urban Chiks line) to make a …

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semi portable design wall pellon project leigh laurelA design wall is essential for getting the best results when laying out a quilt top. Karin of Leigh Laurel Studios agrees, saying

The design wall has by far been the most valuable addition to my studio.

If you have …

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Lynnes comparison paper vs freezer paperLynne of the Denver Sewing Collective shares two ways to do foundation piecing for a quilt top – plain paper and freezer paper. If you are unclear of the differences between the two techniques, get on over to her blog

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Pretty Points tutorial Anjeanette Klinder

Anjeanette Klinder shares on her blog the secret to sewing what she calls ‘pretty points’ in a quilt block. Hint: she uses lots of pins – but her explanation and photos on just how to pin for no slippage – …

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candaces mitered corner tutorial

Sure, butting works, but Candace of Saltwater Quilts knows how to create a better look for the corners on quilt-y projects. Shown here, is her I Spy quilt; notice the impeccable diagonal seam line on the black and white border. …

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sidekick-diamond-button

Getting the correct alignment when piecing diamonds can be rough going, but Julie of Jaybird Quilts, came up with a solution. It’s a special ruler she designed and brought to market – the Sidekick. Incidentally, it’s a sidekick …

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3in1ColorTool

I heard about this color tool from Becky’s post, Magenta! of Piece O’ Cake blog. Called the Ultimate 3-in-1 Color Tool by Joen Wolfrom, I checked it out on Amazon where I looked for one of the lowest starred comments …

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mini quilt Geta

This psychedelic-style pinwheel quilt is so much fun to look at and according to its maker, Geta, quick and easy to make. She uses a raw edge applique technique for the top and quilts the layers together with invisible thread. …

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Pat Sloan Birthday Quilt Blocks

This is a snippet from Pat Sloan’s design wall showing off some of her snazzy birthday quilt blocks received from quilt-y friends. Check out the Pat portrait…adorbs. Now that she has so many, it’s time to put them all together.…

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