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Ever Thought of Fussy Cutting a Block Center?

Posted by on 31 October 2017 | 0 Comments

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Anita Eaton’s “Entwined Star” pattern is a variation on a “Twin Star” although Anita says that she actually started the star by experimenting with variations of nine patch stars rather than beginning with the “Twin Star”. Drawing a nine patch blocks on graph paper she arranged and rearranged line and color values until she came up with the “Entwined Star” variations. She says that she enjoys that method along with using EQ to do her designs.

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Fabric Tips for Advanced Stained Glass Applique

Posted by Ruth on 23 October 2017 | 0 Comments

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There are no real rules about selecting certain fabrics for your advanced stained glass applique project. However, my suggestions in fabrics will make the construction come together with ease. I suggest using all good quality patchwork cotton fabrics. The reason I suggest good quality is because low-quality cotton and other fabrics can fray readily, which is not desirable for this technique as it can easily pull away from under the bias binding. In particular, when making a design such as "Scarlet Rose" an advanced project which uses narrow bias, you do not want any fraying at all. Batiks and dyer's cotton are ideal as they have a high thread count.

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Landscapes from Scraps

Posted by Ruth on 26 September 2017 | 2 Comments

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With all of the beautiful fall colors happening at this time of the year there is an amazing amount of possible photos that could be used to make a beautiful landscape quilt. This particular one Marilyn Lee captured. You cannot get much more beautiful than that!

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Quilt Enhancing

Posted by Ruth on 13 September 2017 | 0 Comments

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There are several of Daphne Greig's quilts below. Do you know what she used to enhance them, AFTER the quilting was completed?

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Breathtaking Fabric Portraits

Posted by Ruth on 11 September 2017 | 1 Comments

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Nine amazing textile portraits have hit social media by storm you could say... and I'm not surprised. These portraits are so real like that you wouldn't imagine they were made of fabrics. Marilyn Belford made her first portrait of her parents (shown top left) back in 1999, she has gone on to make many more wonderful portraits as well as other art quilts. She is one very talented lady! 

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Yosemite Falls, Sandy Beaches or Simple Waves...

Posted by Linda on 5 September 2017 | 0 Comments

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"Waves and Waterfalls" is about to begin again - I do hope you join in and make these pieces with me, because what's a party without people?

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The Modern Quilt

Posted by Elizabeth Barton on 31 August 2017 | 0 Comments

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In the 21st century, the “modern quilt” became a movement or style of quilts in its own right.

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Feeling the Heat of Summer? Winter will be here before you know it!

Posted by Linda on 22 August 2017 | 0 Comments

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Yes, we know it is the heat of the summer, but winter will be here before you know it, and we will once again be up to our eyes in snow. This past winter in California was unbelievably snowy, so let’s put on our winter coats and think SNOW!

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Piecing or Applique?

Posted by Ruth on 8 August 2017 | 1 Comments

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When Rose Hughes introduced me to her Fast-Piece Applique™ technique, I first thought it was another way to applique, but I was wrong. This is the easiest way I have ever seen to piece curves and circles, even spirals! If you're like me and not fond of piecing curves then you are definitely missing out if you haven't tried this. I tried Rose's method and couldn't believe how easy it was.

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