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Quilted Gift Ideas for Christmas, Babies, Birthdays and Other Occasions

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Quilted Gift Ideas for Christmas, Babies, Birthdays and Other Occasions Quilted gifts offer lots of benefits for both the giver and the recipient alike. The recipient can rest assured that the gift was designed specifically with her in mind. And … Continue reading

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Quilting Ruler: Measuring Up, Inch by Inch, by Linda Turner Griepentrog

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The right quilting ruler is vital for accuracy, and quilters are known for precision in measuring, cutting and stitching. There are hundreds of quilting ruler types and sizes on the market, but what does one look for when purchasing these … Continue reading

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Piecing Curved Seams: A Helpful How-To, by Debbie Crawford

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Piecing curved seems can intimidate quilters. For this reason, the New York Beauty is a classic, but often underutilized, quilt block. Fear not — in this technique article, I break down piecing curved seams, and applique that simulates the look … Continue reading

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Prune Your Fabric Panel by Virginia Schaum

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Fabric panels are so versatile. A fabric panel plus imagination equals a great quilt. It is so easy to fall in love with a magnificent fabric panel. Who can resist an animal grouping or a beautiful floral? Fabric panels are … Continue reading

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Making Magic With Half-Square Triangles by Connie Kauffman

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When it comes to half-square triangles, many quilters today are familiar with paper products for making them. These products are quick and easy ways to make very accurate triangles, but the biggest drawback when using them is that you have … Continue reading

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Storybook Quilts: Gifts that Keep on Giving by Jane Miller

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What are storybook quilts and why are they so special? Let’s take a step back first and talk about quilts and books. They both things that are placed on laps. Both have a way of transporting us, as if by … Continue reading

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Machine Applique by Gina Gempesaw

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Machine applique is often the quick-and-easy sister of hand applique. There is just one dirty little secret– it’s only quick and easy if you know what to do! There are so many tools, products and techniques available that it is … Continue reading

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Enhance the Art Applique on Your Quilt Projects with Copic® Markers, by Carolyn S. Vagts

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Do Copic markers and quilt projects really work well? The answer is, yes! And here’s why. Sometimes you just can’t find the perfect  fabric when working on an applique quilt. No matter how hard you try and no matter how … Continue reading

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Embellishing Your Quilting Projects with Fabric Flowers

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Embellish your quilts and other projects with fabric flowers to make the design your own. Fabric flowers have been a trend in the quilting world in recent years. We’ve seen fabric flowers everywhere — from quilted purses and totes to … Continue reading

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Half-Square Triangles Made Easy by Connie Kauffman

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Have you ever been blown away at the intricacy and beauty of a quilt made with half-square triangles (HSTs)? Whether they are large or small triangles, few or many, they look amazing. Now, you can do this too! There are … Continue reading

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