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Free Small Quilting Project: Name Tag Pouch

School is back in session and the crispness of fall is just around the corner, which means quilt festivals are on the horizon! Since name badges are often required at large events like these, this is a great excuse to make a small quilting project. Instead of housing your badge in a boring plastic sleeve,…

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Quilt Binding Techniques and Tips

Once you’ve finished your quilt top and have quilted the layers together, you’re ready to add the quilt binding. It’s this quilt making step that always makes me want to pause so I can look over a quilt binding tutorial. Even though I’ve bound many a quilt, somehow I inevitably forget one important step that spurs…

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Easy Fabric Cuffs You Can Quilt in a Day

Now that I’ve just completed a large quilt that took more hours to make than I’d like to admit, I’m ready for projects I can quilt in a day. When I combine my need for small quilt projects with my resolution not to procrastinate, the outcome is to make small quilted gifts. I’ve got pouches,…

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Screen Printing

What is screen printing? According to the dictionary, screen printing is a printmaking technique where mesh cloth, or silkscreen, is stretched over a wooden frame and a design is painted onto the material. Once the resist is in place, a squeegee pulls the printing medium across the surface to force color through the openings of…

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Ready for a Nine Patch Quilt with a Twist?

Do you have a favorite quilt pattern? I don’t like to choose favorites, but I’m currently in the midst of a love affair with the Nine Patch Rearranged Quilt designed by Vivika Hansen DeNegre. If you are looking for easy quilt patterns and haven’t given this one a try, you should check out this fan-favorite…

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The Raw-Edge Machine Appliqué Technique Every Quilter Should Know

I don’t know about you, but I just can’t resist appliqué quilts–whether it’s needle-turn, raw-edge, or reverse appliqué. I’ve dabbled in hand and machine appliqué over the years with varying rates of success which makes me all the more impressed when it’s done well. Since I’ve yet to master the varying appliqué techniques, I’m always…

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How to Embroider (and Stay Organized) on the Road

Is it just me, or is there something about the long summer days that makes it seem like anything is possible? This is my most productive time of the year and I’ve always attributed it to the long and light evenings that are perfect for sewing. Plus, summer vacations are a nice change of pace.…

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Shibori Techniques for All!

When it comes to fabric dyeing, my favorite techniques have got to be shibori. What is shibori and how is it different from the other fabric dyeing techniques, you ask? Shibori is a Japanese method of dyeing that uses folding, wrapping, or stitching as a dye resist to create patterned fabric. Other dyeing techniques treat…