Author Archives: FP Editor

National Craft Month Dedication – Lisa & Michelle

“Lisa and I have been friends since college. She lives in Maine, where we went to school, and I now live in South Florida. She just took her son off to college for his freshman year this past fall. I … Continue reading

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Learn Beginning Quilting Techniques for Free!

Have you ever gotten your pattern picked out, your fabric purchased, then looked down at your quilt table and thought, “I don’t have a clue where to start.”? If so, you’re not alone! With so many measurements to do, templates to … Continue reading

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National Craft Month Dedication – Elaine

“I am proud to submit my version of a starburst quilt, made by me for the family of a U.S. soldier lost in Baghdad, Iraq, on June 6, 2007.  In this rendition of the starburst, the large center star represents … Continue reading

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Tip Tuesday – Using Colors in Quilting

Using colors in quilting is about more than just picking the right fabrics. We know a lot about the color and some of us have even come to know the color wheel as well as the back of our hand. … Continue reading

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National Craft Month Dedication – Michelle & Teri

“Here is a quilt my best friend Teri and I made long distance. She actually bullied me into doing it – I was terrified since it was curves and thousands of tiny pieces, and only my second quilt ever. But I … Continue reading

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National Craft Month Dedication – Phyllis

“My favorite quilt is the first one (besides one made in a beginner class) I ever made. My then three-year-old grandson loved what he called ‘broken barns’. I drove him around the countryside to see them and took photos. Quilting … Continue reading

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National Craft Month Dedication – Susan

“This Dresden Plate is my favorite quilt so far. It resides on my sister’s bed, as it was made for her. As I collected fabric for the quilt, a little at a time, I knew it was for her. She … Continue reading

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BLOCK Friday – Flying Dutchman quilt block

The quilt block we have today has some of its roots in German art. The Flying Dutchman quilt block is a versatile and distinctive quilt block you’ll love creating. The German influences are apparent in the structure of this simple quilt … Continue reading

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National Craft Month Dedication – Barb

I’m excited to share my quilt I designed, pieced and quilted last year. I call it Bucks, Bears & Bear Claws. I made this quilt for a dear friend of mine, Dan, who got remarried last year. Dan is an avid … Continue reading

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Tip Tuesday – 7 Quilt Binding Tips

A lot of times, quilters have a strictly love or hate relationship with binding a quilt. For the large majority, it’s the latter. Unless your natural gift is folding small bits of fabric in half and managing large quilt sandwiches, … Continue reading

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