Author Archives: FP Editor

Star Quilts and Memorial Day Sewing

Happy Memorial Day Everyone! I hope you have a safe and relaxing long weekend. The weather is lookin’ good for the next few days in my area so I plan to garden by day and sew by night. Right now … Continue reading

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What’s Your Favorite Star Quilt Pattern?

I just got back from Spring Quilt Market in Minneapolis and was thinking about how many different types of star quilts I saw there. Stars are so versatile and are great designs for beginners as well as intermediate and advanced … Continue reading

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Tip Tuesday – 7 Tips for Using Fabric Scraps

Scrap quilts really are a wonder of the quilting world. I’m sure you know what it’s like going into the local quilt shop to scope the new fabric that just came in. You’ve had your eye on it for awhile, and it’s … Continue reading

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Put A Little Twist In Your Quilting – Curved-Piecing Quilt Blocks

I’ve always been drawn to curved quilt block patterns. So much, in fact, that I’ve actually been using curves in more of my own quilt designs. Quilters have mastered this technique in quilts over the last 100+ years in many beautiful … Continue reading

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Tip Tuesday: 7 Tips for Quilting in a Pinch

Sometimes it’s the little things that make your life so much easier. In the tips this week, you’ll get some tips on time-saving techniques. Weather it’s something that makes your least favorite part of the project go more smoothly or it’s … Continue reading

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Tip Tuesday: 7 Tips for Quilting Comfort

Don’t let a sore back or a few pin pricks be the reason you take a break from quilting. If you’re finding yourself sore after a marathon quilting session, it might be time to take a look at your posture and … Continue reading

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BLOCK Friday: Applique quilts

Whether you’re new to appliqué or have made many appliqué quilt projects, you might not know the history behind this beautiful and versatile technique. Many appliqué quilt patterns today resemble the chintz appliqué as it was done in the early … Continue reading

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BLOCK Friday: Jacob’s Ladder quilt block

Do you remember the String Game that was popular in the early 2000s? It basically consisted of creating various shapes out of a looped string. Well, I happen to know there was a particularly difficult string shape that only the most elite … Continue reading

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BLOCK Friday: 7 Quilt Retreat Tips

This week’s tips are all about making traveling with your quilt supplies easier and making the most of your quilting retreats and quilt guild meetings. We’re lucky we get to be in fellowship with other quilters, and it’s important to … Continue reading

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BLOCK Friday: Star quilt block

We’re seeing stars in this week’s Block Friday! I don’t know where to start when it comes to the Star quilt blocks because there are so many! A typical Star quilt block is comprised of six to eight points made … Continue reading

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