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12 top tips in quilting you need to know

12 Top Quilting Tips

Today I want to share 12 quilting tips to help you in your quilting projects. When cutting out your pattern - cut larger sections first: if a mistake is made, sometimes a...

12 Top Quilting Tips

Today I want to share 12 quilting tips to help you in your quilting projects. When cutting out your pattern - cut larger sections first: if a mistake is made, sometimes a...

No ruler strip cutting, have you tried it?

No ruler strip cutting, have you tried it?

It is so fast to cut strips like this. They create interest and movement in your quilt. This is the technique I used to create this adorable fox quilt called Woodland Foxes....

No ruler strip cutting, have you tried it?

It is so fast to cut strips like this. They create interest and movement in your quilt. This is the technique I used to create this adorable fox quilt called Woodland Foxes....

fabric ideas for a new bargello quilt

A New Bargello Quilt?

If you have ever made a Bargello quilt before you will know that it is made up of color runs (or shades of color ranging from light to dark, or...

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A New Bargello Quilt?

If you have ever made a Bargello quilt before you will know that it is made up of color runs (or shades of color ranging from light to dark, or...

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how to create easy applique circles

Making Beautiful Circles Easily

Today I will be explaining how to create beautiful circles easily for needleturn applique. This is a process that can be used for any applique that has turned under edges...

Making Beautiful Circles Easily

Today I will be explaining how to create beautiful circles easily for needleturn applique. This is a process that can be used for any applique that has turned under edges...

Using the Clover Bias Tape Maker

Using the Clover Bias Tape Maker

Celtic knots are just amazing and once you have learned the technique you can apply this to any celtic knot design you try. The following tutorial was taken from Nancy...

Using the Clover Bias Tape Maker

Celtic knots are just amazing and once you have learned the technique you can apply this to any celtic knot design you try. The following tutorial was taken from Nancy...

how to reverse a template

Reversing Templates For Applique Blocks

My 59th Flower Block is a dandelion. This has definitely been a fun block to make with its various stitching methods of free motion to add detail to the block (more...

Reversing Templates For Applique Blocks

My 59th Flower Block is a dandelion. This has definitely been a fun block to make with its various stitching methods of free motion to add detail to the block (more...

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