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Quick Quilt Labels

It is really important to document ourselves as makers of the wonderful quilts and other gifts that we make for family and friends. I like to make simple labels with the monogram function on my Janome 9450 QCP.  I try to always add a label when I am giving quilts to friends and family.  It’s …

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How to Bind Your Quilts

There are many many great ways to bind your quilt. And, each technique has a ‘best use’. For example, when I’m making a quilt for charity, I will sometimes sew the entire binding (front and back) by machine.  It’s quick and neat and sturdy. My guild gives most of the quilts to a residential group …

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Technique to Try

There is a technique that I plan on trying– I want to learn how to completely bind a quilt by machine. I will use this technqiue on gift quilts and some samples for my classes.  When I make quilts that I submit for shows, I will use a standard binding technique and hand sew it …

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PreWash or Not

Today’s prompt for the 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge is about whether or not to prewash fabric. No Prewash –Yes to Test Let me start by saying that I do NOT prewash my fabric. I only use 100% cottons in my quilts so this post will only discuss that type of fabric.  Some of my …

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Fractured Triangles Pattern Tutorial and Ruler

Creative Grids has released a new Half Sixty Triangle ruler that is perfect for the ‘end of row’ setting triangles in my Fractured Triangles Pattern. The Half Sixty Triangle ruler is available at local quilt shops and online.  Click here to purchase online (affiliate link).   I’m also working on other patterns that use this …

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