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Printed quilt tops is cheating

Shortcuts simply aren’t well received by many, but you and I are always looking for an easier way to make that award winning quilt.

Help with fabric, seams and waves

I often receive emails from quilters who need help with some or other quilting element. Here’s a few quilting questions that I have gotten and I give you those answers.

How to start quilting with rulers

With so many choices on the market, it can be difficult to decide which quilting rulers to buy.  Over time you will collect many rulers but there are a few that will make creating quilt motifs with rulers a joy.

Have you noticed the new quilt pattern trend?

I enjoy quilting, no, I love quilting. I could very well sleep next to my quilt machine so that it’s right there if I wake up in the middle of the night with an urge to quilt. Yes, that’s me. Which also means that I want a pattern at weird times, and I don’t want to wait for the courier.

Never ending lines

Creating designs using circles can have interesting results. Here are a few examples.

Dramatic effects with stencils

Quilt stencils have been a handy tool for quilters on both domestic and longarm machines for years. But do you choose details or frameworks?

Quilting on lines

Quilting on lines may seem intimidating to some quilters, heck, it even makes me all tense.  There are ways around this using tools that are available on the market.  In this video, I quilt the cockatoo that I traced from the printable available in the store. The rulers I use in this video are: Handi …

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