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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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National Craft Month – Carol

Our first dedication comes from Carol in Loveland, CO. This beautiful quilt comes with a heartwarming story that is sure to give you goosebumps too! Here it is: Here is my very favorite quilt (today, at least).  It is called … Continue reading

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BLOCK Friday: Log Cabin quilt block – Pineapple variation

The last log cabin quilt block variation in the series is the Pineapple variation. The Pineapple quilt block looks a little different than the traditional Log Cabin and Courthouse Steps quilt blocks, but it’s got the same basic construction. The “logs” are … Continue reading

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My favorite quilt patterns using Fat Quarters

I’m looking for some free quilt patterns using fat quarters. Lately, when I go to the LQS, I find myself drawn to the brim with assorted fat quarters. At Fons & Porter, there’s a table and a cabinet organizer filled to … Continue reading

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Tip Tuesday – 7 Quilt Room Organization Tips

Let’s just jump right into our quilting tips for this week. This week is going to be tips for organizing your quilt room. We all know how easily the sewing room can become an unrecognizable room. Fabrics, rulers, templates, threads, and cutting … Continue reading

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BLOCK Friday: Log Cabin quilt block – Courthouse Steps variation

The next block we have in our Log Cabin series is the Courthouse Steps variation. The construction of this block is just a little different from the basic Log Cabin quilt pattern. Where the standard Log Cabin construction is strips of fabric “wrapped” around … Continue reading

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Tip Tuesday – 7 Tips for the Quilter 2.17.15

Another week of tips has arrived! I found many of these tips helpful, particularly the tips about binding. They just makes sense, and I can’t believe they never occurred to me to try before. I enjoy this series because it’s all about quilters helping … Continue reading

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How do you say ‘I love you’?

You, the mother. You, the wife. You, the grandmother. You, the quilter. The month of February is always a countdown to the most delicate and romantic holiday of the year, Valentine’s Day. Whether you love it or would rather skip it, … Continue reading

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BLOCK Friday: Log Cabin quilt block – Barn Raising setting

The Log Cabin quilt block is perhaps the most iconic block, and its endless piecing options and contrast play makes for a creative challenge any quilter is happy to take on. There are a variety of Log Cabin variations, some … Continue reading

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Tip Tuesday: 7 Quilting Tips

We love our craft. We love quilting, and while we have an idea of the best and easiest way to do things, sometimes we get a tip from a fellow crafter and think, “How did I not think of that?!” … Continue reading

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