Author Archives: FP Editor

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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5 Reasons Auto Ship Will Make Your Life Easier

Do you ever get caught up in life’s day-to-day tasks? Maybe you’ve experienced a week gone by and thought “I’m not ready for the weekend yet. I still have [insert extensive to-do list]”. I mean, you’ve got family members and their lives, … Continue reading

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Tip Tuesday: 7 Hand Sewing Tips

When you were a little girl, did your mother or grandmother sit you down and sew alongside you? That’s how I learned how to hand sew. My mom would sit and hand sew any number of paper piecing quilt projects or … Continue reading

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BLOCK Friday: Art Quilts

Have you been to an art museum lately? If the answer is no, I highly encourage you take a visit sometime in the near future. You won’t regret it. I know I’ve said it one hundred times before, but as … Continue reading

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Tip Tuesday: Sewing Needle Tips

Threading needles, dropping needles, finding needles, storing needles. When it comes to those pesky needles, it can be nice to have a little help working out the details. Thank you to many other quilters who were willing to share their favorite sewing … Continue reading

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BLOCK Friday: Disappearing Nine Patch

This morning on my drive to work, I was listening to ghost stories. I have a work commute that can be a little boring, so I listen to podcasts. I like the storytelling shows, and the subject this morning was … Continue reading

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