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Sunrise + Sunset Quilt by Natalie Barnes

How to Bind a Quilt with the French-fold Binding Method

If you’re a quilter, chances are you’ve got some quilt binding experience—good or bad. Binding a quilt can be difficult; I’ll be the first to admit that this isn’t my favorite step in the quilt making process. This is why I am always looking for variations on how to bind a quilt. While looking through…

Announcing ‘Who Do You Love?’ Reader Challenge finalists!

In the August/September issue of Quilting Arts, we presented the “Who Do You Love?” Reader Challenge and our clever readers stepped up to the challenge! Each quilt was a homage to someone who makes the heart beat faster. It was hard to choose but we’re pleased and proud to announce the finalists of this challenge: Beth…

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Block Printing

What is block printing? The art of block printing on textiles goes back over 2,000 years. While the first blocks for printing were made from terracotta or clay, those carved from wood proved to be the most prevalent. Wood blocks allowed for intricate designs to be captured on a sturdy surface that would stand up…

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6 Reasons to Learn How to Appliqué

Trying a new technique can be difficult. It’s easy to feel flustered by a process while you’re trying to get the hang of things. Or when your projects aren’t turning out the way you’d hoped. The good news is that after some fumbling, you can become fluent in a new technique. With practice, a style…

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Festive & Fun Stitched Bird Ornaments

Have you kicked off your handmade holiday season yet? I’m happy to report; I’ve overcome my status as a procrastinator and have already begun working on quilted gifts for my family and friends. The small quilt patterns and fabric art projects from our new curated collection Trendy Modern Quilts and Gifts to Make And Give…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Machine Embroidery

Do you add machine embroidery to your sewing and quilting projects? I’m learning how to embroider with the machine here at our office, and I need all the help I can get! Lucky for me, and every other machine embroidery novice, Sara Gallegos is here to save the day with her quilting show Absolute Beginner…

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Eyes on Thread Painting

Although there are so many options when it comes to creating portrait quilts, thread painting is the technique I find most inspiring. The ability to shape facial features with fabric and thread is remarkable. Lea McComas is a master at thread painted portraits and is exceptional at teaching other artists how to use this technique…