karlee porter review

Karlee Porter’s all over graffiti quilting

Karlee Porter is well known for her graffiti quilting technique.  It is very popular amongst modern quilters because it moves away from the more mainstream feathers, blocks and stippling. I am not in the habit of writing reviews of other digitizers’ or quilters’ designs.  In using this design, I have found joy and frustrations.  I […]

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Quilt label – why add one to my quilt?

Adding a quilt label to your quilt is the finishing touch.  How many old quilts are going around anonymously because the quilter did not add his/her name, where and when the quilt was made? Labels are available for purchase that already have a border printed as well as a design.  You can simply add your […]

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Make a yo-yo without the yo-yo-maker

Yo-yo’s have become very popular in quilting, and there is a variety of yo-yo shapes that can be made with the help of a plastic yo-yo maker. To make a traditional yo-yo you will need: Something to make a circle on fabric, a mug or glass will do Marking tool Needle and thread Beeswax (optional) […]

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How to make a quilt in a day

Have you ever tried making a quilt in one day?  I have a simple pattern and full details on how you can do just that! 1 Layer cake or 42 10″ x 10″ swatches of fabric Rotary cutter Cutting mat Quilter’s ruler You will need fabric for binding – the finished quilt measures 55″ x […]

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Easy quilt binding tutorial

Binding a quilt can sometimes be a little daunting, and if you don’t do it properly you may spoil all the hard work you’ve put into your quilt.  Here is how I bind my quilts. Before you can begin binding, you need to measure your quilt to determine the length of binding you will need.I […]

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More quilt tools from my toolbox

Quilting tools come in a variety of shapes and sizes.  Some are more useful than others, and some are a duplication of another.  This is the second in the series on the tools that I keep in my toolbox.  You can read the first instalment here. Let’s take a look at the secondary tools – […]

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Colour theory for quilters

The choice and combination of colours and prints on quilt fabric can make or break your quilt. To make this a bit easier to understand, we first need to take a look at colour theory. When it comes to colour, the best advice that can be given to any quilter is to use colours that […]

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Quilt Sizes – How to measure for the best fit

Quilt sizes have been a topic of much discussion in quilting circles, and when you do a search for this on the internet you get a lot of different answers. Some quilters’ opinions vary by many inches, some in a single direction, some in both. This can make it difficult to estimate what size batting […]

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Quilting Iron

Your choice of quilting iron is as important as your choice in fabric.  The pressing of your patchwork seams will affect your quilt patchwork and the quilting itself.  Bulky seams, incorrect nesting and seams that are not crisp will result in bubbling and difficulty in quilting patterns on your quilt top. My ideal quilting iron […]

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