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Have You Heard of the Blueberry Pie Quilt Block?

Inside: Have You Heard of the Blueberry Pie Quilt Block? Have You Heard of the Blueberry Pie Quilt Block? When I sketched out this block a couple of years ago I had no idea if it was a traditional block or even had a name. I thought I might have created a new quilt block. Of course, I'm not that naive, I just had no idea what the block should be called. So, for almost two years I called it ... Read More about Have You Heard of the Blueberry Pie Quilt Block?

How to Make a Halloween Dresden Neighborhood Mini Quilt

How to Make a Halloween Dresden Neighborhood Mini Quilt This week, I'm participating a Halloween Sewing and Craft Party with a group of bloggers (links at the end). As a group, we hope that this series will inspire your Halloween sewing projects. For my project, I chose to create this Halloween Dresden Neighborhood Mini-Quilt. I was supposed to attend a workshop for this pattern a few months ... Read More about How to Make a Halloween Dresden Neighborhood Mini Quilt

10 Best Quilting Books for Beginners

Inside: 10 Best Quilting Books for Beginners When taking up a new craft it's always hard to know where to begin. And this is especially true with quilting. There are so many choices which make it difficult for a new quilter to know where to turn. What a quilting beginner really needs to be successful are two things: Inspiration and Instructions. Because of this, I've created a list of the ... Read More about 10 Best Quilting Books for Beginners

How to Make a Perfect Dutchman’s Puzzle Quilt Block

Inside: How to Make a Perfect Dutchman's Puzzle Quilt Block The Dutchman's Puzzle Quilt Block is such a fun and cheery block! At its core it's a simple block constructed with pairs of Flying Geese blocks. This remarkably simple block consists of a larger triangle (the goose) surrounded by two smaller triangles (the sky). These blocks are usually made so they are twice as wide as they are ... Read More about How to Make a Perfect Dutchman’s Puzzle Quilt Block

The Best Garment Fitting Classes

INSIDE: The Best Garment Fitting Classes Let's be honest, here. Garment fitting can be complicated. However, I'm here to tell you that it's definitely doable. You just need to know how to take correct measurements and then properly apply them to a pattern. I won't lie - you may make a few duds before getting everything right. But, here's the good news - once you master fit, you can sew ... Read More about The Best Garment Fitting Classes

How To Create An Award Winning Quilt That Judges Notice

INSIDE: How To Create An Award Winning Quilt Recently, I had the privilege of meeting award winning quilter, Linda Neal. She was speaking about How To Create An Award Winning Quilt at a quilt guild meeting.  Linda is known for her spectacular appliqué quilts and shared some tips that will get you noticed by the judges. But don't be intimidated by Linda's exquisite quilts because these ... Read More about How To Create An Award Winning Quilt That Judges Notice

How to Make a Perfect Flying Geese Quilt Block

INSIDE: How to Make a Perfect Flying Geese Quilt Block Last month Nicole gave us a fabulous tutorial demonstrating a Sawtooth Star Quilt Block that used flying geese units to create the project. This month, I want to continue where Nicole left off and help you perfect those flying geese units and make them four at a time. This technique comes in handy when you have a large number of Flying ... Read More about How to Make a Perfect Flying Geese Quilt Block

How to Make Easy Half Square Triangles

INSIDE: How to Make Easy Half Square Triangles If you are new to quilting or want to learn more about quilting you need to know about the Half Square Triangle, commonly referred to as the HST. An HST is one of the most basic quilting blocks and can be used to create very complex quilts. From this technique alone, a ton of designs can be created like Chevrons, Flying Geese, Herringbone, and ... Read More about How to Make Easy Half Square Triangles

What is a Longarm and When Should You Buy One?

INSIDE: What is a Longarm and When Should You Buy One When I first began searching longarm quilting machines I was rather disappointed by the lack of basic information. I still remember when I heard the words longarm quilting machine and didn't know what it meant. This sent me searching the internet for information which left me empty-handed and a little disappointed. All I wanted was basic ... Read More about What is a Longarm and When Should You Buy One?