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Crazy Gift Tags

You have to check out these simply gorgeous Gift Tags made by Jo in NZ. I adore these…the fine detail is outstanding. While emailing with Jo, she sent me this great tutorial, Quilted Tags by Gail Odegaard as featured in the CQMagOnline.

Posted: July 13th, 2008  

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Circles

One of the things I’ve enjoyed most over the past month is reviewing all of the wonderful submissions to the Quilting Bloggers directory. I only wish I had more time to read each and every one of them. One day last week, I came across these gorgeous Circles that Kristi was working on for a […]

Posted: June 30th, 2008  

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Crazy Block Tutorial

I love crazy quilts and was very intrigued by this great tutorial, Vintage Windows Crazy Block Tutorial which is a wonderful way to use up those scrappy bits and pieces we all have. Also check out the completed quilt that inspired this technique, Vintage Windows. Many thanks to Quilting Blogger, Jacquie for her submission. I’m […]

Posted: June 26th, 2008  

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Hand Binding Tutorial

Emma, a Quilting Blogger from Australia, has created this great picture tutorial on how she invisibly hand-stiches binding to the back of a quilt. This is very useful for those of us that have never hand-sewn a binding before… one day I’ll have to give it a try.

Posted: June 17th, 2008  

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Traditional English Hexagon Patchwork Demos

From thejaxcollection are two great videos explaining how to do Traditional English Hexagon Patchwork created by Jackie Wills. There are other videos by thejaxcollection worth checking out, including Part 3 that shows how to remove the paper backings from the hexagons.

Posted: June 11th, 2008  

Topics: Tips and Tricks, Videos


Doing the Nine Patch – Dancing Shoes Not Required

From TLC Stitches, here’s a great tutorial showing a unique way to create those wonderful Nine Patch blocks. I’m sure this will be faster than the traditional method and more accurate too. This might even inspire me to use Nine Patches in my Doll Quilt Swap.

Posted: June 11th, 2008  

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Making Your Own Sewing Desk – Cheap

Further to my post last week on Sewing Ergonomics, Marguerita sent me this post she wrote on making your own Custom Sewing Desk – Cheap. While not the prettiest to look at, this idea definitely has potential for me. I am loving free-motion quilting, but finding the stress on my shoulders and upper back prevents […]

Posted: June 10th, 2008  

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Joining Batting

Here’s a handy tutorial on Joining Batting pieces together that will help you save money and help the environment all at once. My sewing machine has a zigzag stitch (called double ZZ) that puts three stiches in each zig and zag. I think this would be a great stitch to use for adding strength and […]

Posted: June 7th, 2008  

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Ergonomics 101 for Your Sewing Area

There’s a great article over on the Lemon Tree Tales’ web site, Sewing Room Ergonomics or why does it hurt when I sew?. My sewing machine and table set-up are my problem. I really need to lower my machine, about 4 inches, but can’t afford to buy a new table right now. I can raise […]

Posted: June 6th, 2008  

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Triangles for On-Point Quilts

I found myself this morning wondering how to calculate the triangles needed for setting a quilt on-point. No, I’m not working on a quilt being set on-point right now, I was just curious. I found this information, Cutting Corner and Setting Triangles for On-Point Quilts. Some scary math there. Browsing around some more, I see […]

Posted: June 1st, 2008  

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Caring for Your Rotary Mat

My rotary cutting mat could sure use a bath, how about yours? Here are some great tips for Caring for Your Rotary Mat. I have an older mat, that I only use for cutting battting and other fluffy things… I think I’ll try to bathe it first to see what happens.

Posted: May 24th, 2008  

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Cathedral Window Quilt Tutorial

Ever tried the Origami-style of folding fabric? Here’s a great tutorial on making the Cathedral Window Quilt. The instructions with photos are very well done, and the finished quilt is simply gorgeous using the jewel-toned fabrics.

Posted: May 22nd, 2008  

Topics: Free Projects, Tips and Tricks