Tag: easy quilting techniques

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Quilting Basics: How to Hand Tie a Quilt

Learning how to hand tie a quilt is a skill every quilter should learn. Even though I don’t often use this quilting technique, it’s handy to have in the technique toolbox–especially for finishing small handmade quilts in a pinch. Oftentimes quilters will shy away from tying a quilt because it doesn’t wash as well as…

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Easy Envelope Backs for Quilted Pillows

Do you make quilted pillows? Pillows are a quick quilting project that I really enjoy making. I will often use the extra blocks from a quilt I’m working on to create a matching pillow. In addition to being a nice companion project, this serves the secondary purpose of allowing me to practice my machine quilting…

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Half-Square Triangle Quilts to Try

Whether you’re quilting style is traditional or modern, half-square triangles (HSTs) are a quilting staple. I’ve been reading a lot about them and watching several videos over the past few days in an attempt to find the “best” half-square triangle method as I gear up to start a new quilting project that features the block. If…

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Mitered Corners Made Easy

There’s no doubt about it, mitered corners can give any pieced project a professional and polished finish. Even though some consider this to be a basic quilting technique, many a quilter has struggled to create the perfect miter, whether it’s for a border or for binding. If you’re new to quilting and want to learn…

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Fabric Collage Technique: String Prayer Flags Together with Crochet

One of the best parts of making prayer flags–for me–is that it gives me the opportunity to use some of the old linens, too-pretty-to-throw-out fabric scraps, and yarns and fibers that are in my stash. On The Prayer Flag Project blog, current coordinator Lisa Chin has been posting tutorials and one in particular caught my…