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Tuesday Tutor - machine quilting your quilt

Posted by Ruth on 27 March 2011 | 0 Comments

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Now that we have the quilt layered and pinned securely, it is time to begin quilting. The first quilting I like to do, when possible, is one or two securing rows through the quilt, just to help prevent the layers from moving. We will start by stitching two lines through the center of the quilt. I will use Stitching in the ditch (also known as Ditch Stitch quilting) so let's see how that is done first.

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Tuesday Tutor - how to layer your quilt ready for quilting

Posted by Ruth on 23 March 2011 | 0 Comments

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Probably the biggest question about quilting your quilt is how to quilt it. There are so many designs and quilting techniques that sometimes it is really hard to decide on what would look best for your particular quilt.

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Tuesday Tutor - borders

Posted by Ruth on 16 March 2011 | 0 Comments

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Welcome back to our quilt making lesson. So what comes next? Yes you guessed it, it's time to add a border. On my quilt, I'm going to add one dark border. You may want to add more to make it bigger.

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Older Quilts to jigsaw

Posted by Ruth on 15 March 2011 | 1 Comments

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The other day I was busy taking some photos of some quilts I'd made a few years ago. I grouped a few of my favorites together and took a shot of them scattered over the lawn. None of these quilts are patterns, but perhaps one or two should be. What do you think?

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Tuesday Tutor - Joining the blocks

Posted by Ruth on 8 March 2011 | 0 Comments

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We now have all the blocks made for your sample quilt. You should have a total of 35 blocks made up of 7 different blocks.

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