Category: Pieced Quilts

Traditionally pieced quilts

Stitch and Flip

Stitch and flip is a great technique to use for triangular pieces. With stitch and flip, you sew on the diagonal and then trim the excess. The benefit of this technique is it minimizes potential for stretching and warping. The downside is that the procedure is not the best use of fabric. It will generate […]

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Peppermint Parfait

The Christmas holiday has some familiar smell for me: gingerbread, almond, chocolate, and peppermint. Peppermint is probably one of the ones I most strongly relate to Christmas. They remind me of the peppermint candies my grandmother would set out. My mouth starts to water when I think of the candy canes hung on the tree, […]

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Look Book News

As many of you who follow me know, I have been working with Northcott and Timeless Treasures. I am always excited when their new Look Books for patterns are available to the public and this is no exception. First, I am happy to announce that Pinwheel Puzzles is featured in the new Patrick Lose Look […]

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Quilt Stories

Many early quilts told a story. Think about the Underground Railroad quilts, Baltimore quilts, and Family Tree quilts. They provide maps or stories about our journey, family or place. For example, the Underground Railroad quilts provided a map to freedom. Family quilts represent members of a family tree. That is one of the reasons the […]

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Quick Pinwheel Strip Quilt

Quilting is 75% planning and 25% improvising for me. Given most of my quilts are of my own design, I have the fun of figuring out how to cut and assemble the pieces. Generally, I have a good idea on how this should go. But every so often, my plans go awry, so I improvise. […]

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