Tips for Piecing Rag Quilts Penny Halgren Rag quilts are fun and easy to make. They are very forgiving in many ways, and sewing them together is somewhat easier than piecing a patchwork quilt. Here are a few tips that might make the construction of your rag quilt even easier: . . . keep reading
All in One Ruler for Quilting QuiltingCoach Penny Most quilters who cut their fabric with a rotary cutter have rulers that they love - well, rulers they use a lot, anyway. Which ruler I reach for depends on what I'm cutting. For example, if I'm cutting 2 1/2" wide strips, I usually reach for my ruler that is 18" long and 3" wide. . . . keep reading
Cutting Fabric Strips for Quilts QuiltingCoach Penny Cutting good pieces is the basis of a good quilt top. If your fabric pieces seem a little skewed or stretched when you sew them together, it is likely because your cut was a little wobbly. . . . keep reading
Choosing Fabric for Your Quilt - Color QuiltingCoach Penny Making a quilt should be a fun and relaxing experience, so you should choose fabrics that you enjoy working with. Keeping that in mind, there are a few tips that can make your quilt interesting and dynamic to look at. . . . keep reading
3 Kings Journey - Lesson 3 QuiltingCoach Penny Now that all of the blocks are sewn, it's time to add the sashing and cornerstones, which means it's also time to figure out how "off" the blocks are. It turned out that all of my blocks are 9 1/2 inches high, and they vary between 8 3/4 inches and 8 7/8 inches wide. Since the width is such a small difference, . . . keep reading
Video: Sewing a More Accurate Isosceles Triangle Sewing an isosceles triangle can be somewhat challenging, especially since there are two very long bias seams. This video will walk you through step by step and show how to stitch an Isosceles triangle so your patch is exactly the right size! . . . keep reading
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