Category: Quilting Tips

Tips for any level of quilter from beginner to expert

Curved Piecing Secrets

It is no secret to those who have seen some of my patterns that I like curves. They can be so graceful and add such character to piece. However, I also understand the frustration of getting pieces to line up perfectly or even begin to look like a curve instead of a dot to dot […]

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Fall Framed

Most quilters have a project that they pick up and put down several times. This is one of those. Not because it was hard. In fact, it was easy! Other priorities in life just kept putting it on the back burner. I have made a goal for myself to reduce the number of UFOs sitting […]

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10 Easy Quilts

Are you looking for an easy quilt to make?  Emily Ravenberg Bailey of Aunt Em’s Quilts has compiled a list of 10 Easy Quilts to Make.  This list includes short descriptions and links for these quilts. There are quilts for pre-cuts, quilts that play on blocks, and quilts to build your skills. I highly recommend […]

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Etude 19

According to Merriam-Webster, an etude is a piece of music for the practice of a point of technique. I think we can apply the term to quilting as well! This month for the EQ8 Block Spotlight, Mosaic 19, I decided to practice the art of framing blocks. First, let me introduce you to Mosaic 19. […]

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Dashing Americana

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My Panel is Ruined!

Have you ever seen a quilt panel that you just had to have? So you hunt online or in your local quilt store until you find it. You are so excited, until you open the panel…. somehow it wasn’t cut right.. you can see the “cut here marks.” It isn’t quite even. Talk about disappointment! […]

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Marmalade Sky

Have you ever seen a picture or scene that reminds you of a song? How about a quilt? Sometimes while I design, I have a song running through my head and that earworm inspires the quilt. This time, I was designing the quilt and it reminded me of a song, which my husband is kindly […]

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Simply ABC

Teaching our children their ABCs is an essential part of their learning. Why not make the ABCs simply fun for kids to learn and easy for parents to teach. Simply ABC will make a great throw or wall covering for a child’s room. The large letters and the fun animal prints of Dear Stella’s ABC […]

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Get it Straight

Many of us think our obstacle to piecing in the perfect 1/4-inch seam. You have worked so hard to be consistent and know your machine, but pieces are still not quite right… What gives? Maybe it is your cutting. Cutting straight lines is about as easy as walking a straight one. We need guidelines and […]

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Template Frustrations

Have you ever used paper foundations or templates for a project? Have you sewn a block together and found it to be smaller than the designer says it should be? Did you measure your 1/4-inch seam accurate and still have an issue? You are not alone. This often happens with copies or printed patterns. It […]

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