Quilting 101: Preparation for your quilt project

No matter how long you quilt, you will find some area of quilting you thoroughly love to do and some area you loathe to do. Getting through those areas we loathe sometimes can throw us for a loop. In this article we discuss the importance of planning out our quilt project so we avoid getting stuck and discouraged. Clarity I seem to always manage to get a clear vision of the quilt I want to make because I see some quilt somewhere that inspires me. I have a good idea of the color scheme, theme, and quality I want to …

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The Quick and Dirty on Quilt Borders

Hey, Amy here. I am getting ready to sew my blocks for my Dresden together, and the borders will follow right behind. The topic of borders is not common, but knowing a few tips on how to sew borders gives us that nice job done. Three Things That Make A Quilt Wonky Using the term “wonky” in this sense would be our quilt top not exactly coming up square. No matter how even we cut our pieces, no matter how straight and exact we sew our seams, and no matter how much we avoid not steam pressing our blocks, our …

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Flying Geese Quilt

My first quilt back at the machine after college is a patriotic flying geese pattern. I made this throw quilt for my husband. I learned a lot from making this quilt and I was so glad to finally finish. I didnt plan out the pattern. I was just excited after seeing a quilt with flying geese that I just started making flying geese blocks! My initial goal was to make the patriotic theme seem antique which is why I chose a cream colored background instead of white. Needless to say, the resulting design is nothing compared to the original goal, …

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