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Tools You Need for a Good Quilt

Posted by admin on March 24th, 2015 in Uncategorized with Comments Off on Tools You Need for a Good Quilt
I would like to talk about some tools that are needed to make a really good quilt. I know you know the mundane stuff but have you ever thought about the tools you really need. You have scraps laying around that would work. OK – how do you cut them?
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First tool – a really good, sharp pair of scissors. Do you just grab a pair of scissors laying around to cut your fabric?
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Paper Piecing

Posted by admin on February 13th, 2015 in Uncategorized with Comments Off on Paper Piecing
I don’t if any of you have tried paper piecing but it is a great way to make up a quilt and you can also use your scrap pieces and stash that you have laying around. One tip though, when you paper piece, it does more fabric than your regular piecing so if you decide to use fabric that you have purchased, make sure you have enough before you start.
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When you are paper-piecing, you are sewing on the paper that you tear away when your project is finished. You use the lines on the paper as guide lines and paper will give your fabric mare  stability and your points and corners will be more precise using the paper method. You might want to start with a small project until you get the hang of using the paper method. Read More…

Another Use for Fat Quarters

Posted by admin on January 9th, 2015 in Uncategorized with Comments Off on Another Use for Fat Quarters
I’d like to throw out to you another idea for a use for fat quarters. They are versatile in so many ways.
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This particular way features using them as a backing on your quilt. Everybody seems to do the traditional way of using the 108″ fabric for backing. This may be out of your “comfort zone” but something you might want to try. Most everyone has fat quarters in their stash or scraps of fabric laying around that you might now know what to do with. By piecing the fat quarters, it can actually save you some money and it can add interest to the back of your quilt as well as the front.
 
Below is a breakdown to help you figure how many you need and how many squares to cut of each. Read More…