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58th flower in the BOW flower series

A New BOW Flower Block

I've been working on a special quilt for a special little girl and in doing so, I created a new flower block for my BOW collection. In fact, I will be...

A New BOW Flower Block

I've been working on a special quilt for a special little girl and in doing so, I created a new flower block for my BOW collection. In fact, I will be...

knot of squares - aka trinity celtic knot

Trinity Celtic Knot with Shape Cut Plus

I don't often make quilt designs by others, but I did make Trinity Celtic Knot so it could be presented as a workshop for those who need a little extra...

Trinity Celtic Knot with Shape Cut Plus

I don't often make quilt designs by others, but I did make Trinity Celtic Knot so it could be presented as a workshop for those who need a little extra...

bargello designs by Ruth Blanchet

A Bit of Bargello History

Since Bargello Blues, I have made a number of bargellos including four seasons and Cherry Blossoms which was part of the 2004 Hoffman Challenge. I had an amazing experience working with Sandy at Hoffman...

A Bit of Bargello History

Since Bargello Blues, I have made a number of bargellos including four seasons and Cherry Blossoms which was part of the 2004 Hoffman Challenge. I had an amazing experience working with Sandy at Hoffman...

procress on Nancy's stress-free needleturn applique techniques

My Baltimore Block Update

To start I first needed to baste my design to the background. Thread basting is the best approach as it saves the thread you're hand appliqueing with from getting caught on...

My Baltimore Block Update

To start I first needed to baste my design to the background. Thread basting is the best approach as it saves the thread you're hand appliqueing with from getting caught on...

Nancy Chongs relaxed and light hearted approach to baltimore basics

A Relaxed Light-hearted Approach

Being a reader, you will know that I've been super busy adding new publications to our website in the form of ebooks. Sometimes, time permitting, I even have a chance to...

A Relaxed Light-hearted Approach

Being a reader, you will know that I've been super busy adding new publications to our website in the form of ebooks. Sometimes, time permitting, I even have a chance to...

what should I do if I get blood on my quilt

Removing blood from your quilt

Do you know the best way to get blood out of your quilt? There is only one way to truly remove it fully and it isn't cold water nor is...

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Removing blood from your quilt

Do you know the best way to get blood out of your quilt? There is only one way to truly remove it fully and it isn't cold water nor is...

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How To Make A Design Wall

How To Make A Design Wall

If you have are a regular reader, then you will know that I've been updating some of my tutorials and free lessons on my website. Sometimes I have others write tutorials for...

How To Make A Design Wall

If you have are a regular reader, then you will know that I've been updating some of my tutorials and free lessons on my website. Sometimes I have others write tutorials for...

andrea's LeMoyne star block instructions

Eight-Pointed Star Block

 I'm going to introduce you to an eight pointed star block called Andrea's LeMoyne star. There is a free template to download so you can work along too. Be warned...

Eight-Pointed Star Block

 I'm going to introduce you to an eight pointed star block called Andrea's LeMoyne star. There is a free template to download so you can work along too. Be warned...

quilting made easy with quilt block for flying geese and half square triangle units

Flying Geese with Half Square Triangles - using...

I've been updating and adding quite a few free lessons over the last couple of months and here is yet another. You can work along too and make this very...

Flying Geese with Half Square Triangles - using...

I've been updating and adding quite a few free lessons over the last couple of months and here is yet another. You can work along too and make this very...

two fabric applique quilts - one of three designs

My Two Fabric Applique Quilt

Have you every made a two fabric applique quilt? I just made my first and I tell ya, this was such a fun project that now I have all sorts...

My Two Fabric Applique Quilt

Have you every made a two fabric applique quilt? I just made my first and I tell ya, this was such a fun project that now I have all sorts...

Monkeying Around

Monkeying Around

Today I've been creating our newest animal block to mark the month of Autism. Yes, you guessed it by the title, a monkey block. It takes a while to perfect all...

Monkeying Around

Today I've been creating our newest animal block to mark the month of Autism. Yes, you guessed it by the title, a monkey block. It takes a while to perfect all...

Basic Binding - double quilt binding by Anita

Basic Binding - double quilt binding by Anita

Anita's double binding for quilts with its double thickness of fabric is strong and stready thus exceptionally good for bed quilts. Square up your quilt, measure and begin by making...

Basic Binding - double quilt binding by Anita

Anita's double binding for quilts with its double thickness of fabric is strong and stready thus exceptionally good for bed quilts. Square up your quilt, measure and begin by making...

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