Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Hopes & Dreams Quilt Challenge for ALS by Carolyn S. Vagts

One quilting industry company is trying to make a difference, one quilt at a time. Quilters Dream Batting and its owner Kathy Thompson, are on a mission to reach and educate people everywhere about ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known … Continue reading

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Quilting Around the Appliqué Block

By Wendy Sheppard I wrote the article Block Quilting, which explained three methods for quilting on and around pieced quilt blocks. In this second of a two-part series, I present ideas for quilting on and around appliquéd blocks. My hope … Continue reading


Block Quilting

By Wendy Sheppard How a quilt is quilted often determines its final appearance, thus the saying “the quilting makes the quilt.” Working with students in classes, I have met many who are frustrated at not knowing what and how to … Continue reading

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Overview of Quilting Notions

By Linda Turner Griepentrog If you’re new to quilting, or just getting back into it after several years’ lapse, there are a few basic quilting notions you can’t live without. Not only do they make your quilting easier, but they … Continue reading

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Fabric-Dyeing Basics

By: Tricia Lynn Maloney Fabric dyeing always seemed to be something better left to professionals until one cold and wet Sunday many years ago when my friend Dot taught me how to do it. It wasn’t nearly as difficult as … Continue reading

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Preparing Your Quilt for Quilting

“One of the most important things I have learned is that taking the time to prepare quilt tops and backings before beginning the quilting process can make a real difference in the look of the finished quilt.” ~Terry Watson Whether … Continue reading

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Quilt Batting Basics

Your quilt top is all done, and the backing is pieced—now what kind of batting are you going to use? There are so many choices in batting nowadays that this question is not as easy to answer as it seems. … Continue reading

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Get Rid of the Scraps – Free Quilting Scraps Ideas

As the year comes to a close it can be a good time to clear out your collection of scrap materials that have built up during a year of quilting. Patterns for scrap quilts are fun ways to use up … Continue reading


Top Quilting Shows You Must See in 2015

Quilt shows are fun times to get together with other quilters to see what is new in the quilting world. In 2015 there will be many quilt shows that should not be missed. You can attend workshops to learn new … Continue reading

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Simple Quilts to Make During Vacation

School may be out for the holidays, but that only means you have free time to practice your quilting skills. Simple Quilt Patterns are perfect for when you have a short period of time to finish a project. If you … Continue reading

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