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Christmas Stockings
Christmas Stockings It may be sweltering outside, but inside some quilters are humming "Jingle Bells" or even playing Christmas music from their mp3 players. Why is it that Summer spurs so many quilters to start thinking about Christmas? . . . keep reading
Quilting for the Fair
Quilting for the Fair Which quilt will you enter in your county fair? What? You are not planning to enter anything? . . . keep reading
Dorm Quilts
Dorm Quilts Even though it is the middle of summer, those quilters with recent high school graduates may be preparing to move children or grandchildren into a college dorm for the first time. One of the best ways to send your kids away from home is with a touch of home -- a quilt made by you. . . . keep reading
June is National Camping Month
June is National Camping Month Do you have a camping trip planned? Camping can be a very rewarding experience for those who love the outdoors, and a very memorable one for those who are less outdoorsy. No matter which category you fall into, it is important for you to know that you do not have to give up your quilting in exchange for the outdoor adventure. . . . keep reading
Stack-n-Whack Quilts
Stack-n-Whack Quilts Stack-n-Whack quilts refer to the technique used to cut the fabric for each quilt block. If you have seen a Stack-n-Whack quilt, you have undoubtedly noticed its unique almost kaleidoscope like appearance. . . . keep reading
Colonial Quilts
Colonial Quilts There are a lot of quilting "facts" that we have chosen to believe. Whether you believe there was really a code to the Civil War era quilts ... . . . keep reading
Take Your Son or Daughter to Work Day
Take Your Son or Daughter to Work Day Since April 25th is Take Your Son or Daughter to Work Day, why not see whether any youth in your life are interested in your craft as well? . . . keep reading
Tennessee Quilt Block
by Rose Smith
Tennessee Quilt Block In my ongoing quest to find quilt blocks for all the states of America, I came across a lovely simple design for a nine patch quilt block called Tennessee. . . . keep reading
Blind Stitch a Label onto Your Quilt
QuiltingCoach Penny
Blind Stitch a Label onto Your Quilt This answers the question of how to sew a label onto a quilt. . . . keep reading
Pattern Quilts and Quilt Blocks
Pattern Quilts and Quilt Blocks A pattern quilt is one of the ways quilters in "the old days" shared quilt patterns with each other. They stitched together the blocks they liked and made a quilt top. . . . keep reading
A Few Hand Embroidery Stitches to Know
A Few Hand Embroidery Stitches to Know Hand embroidery should not stand between you and a beautiful quilt -- ever! If you can sew a stitch by hand, you can embroider. It really is that easy. . . . keep reading
Three Quilting Techniques: In-the-Ditch, Outline and Ornamental
Three Quilting Techniques: In-the-Ditch, Outline and Ornamental It seems there are so many options to consider when piecing a quilt. Don't panic, but the options don't end there. You still must decide how you will quilt your project. . . . keep reading
Cutting Straight Fabric Strips
Quilting Coach Penny
Cutting Straight Fabric Strips To ensure that your quilt will be the shape you want it to be, your first cut must be straight on the cross-grain of the fabric (perpendicular to the selvedge). . . . keep reading
Quilt Green - with Bonnie Hunter - - -
QuiltingCoach Penny
Quilt Green - with Bonnie Hunter - - - "Quilting Green" your scrap quilts will save the environment and your sanity - because your fabric will be organized and easy to use - without spending hours and hours organizing it. . . . keep reading
Sharpening Your Rotary Cutter Blade
by Rose Smith
Sharpening Your Rotary Cutter Blade With the amount of quilting that I do, I need to replace my rotary cutter blades fairly often. I don't change the blade as often as I should, and I'm sure that I'm not the only one who's guilty of that. . . . keep reading
Getting On-Grain
Getting On-Grain Aside from color and fabric coordination for quilts, fabric grain is perhaps the most confusing topic for new quilters. Those who have a background in sewing understand grain, but those totally new to the craft can become perplexed quickly by the grain. . . . keep reading
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