Helpful Tips for Quilting

Posted by Ruth on 11 April 2013 | 0 Comments

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Recently I been asked a number of questions on a lot of different topics and most of the answers to these questions are posted in articles and free lessons on my website so today I thought it would be helpful to make a list of resources available.

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Whats in my bag of trinkets

Posted by Ruth on 6 April 2013 | 2 Comments

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It's been a very long time since I made a fabric postcard. Once I used to make a lot of them. Today I decided I'd have a bit of fun and make another. I had something in mind and I wanted to rumage through my bag of trinkets.

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Die Cutter

Posted by Ruth on 14 February 2013 | 0 Comments

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Stitch and Flip

Posted by Ruth on 21 January 2013 | 0 Comments

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Here is a quick way to make almost anything quilted from placemats to quilts or purses to jackets. The great thing about this technique "Stitch 'n' flip" is you have no quilting to worry about at the end and you can use any scraps of fabric you have on hand. I prefer fabrics that go together, (but you can use any at all) my preference being a two color combination. To read more about colors, check out this blog post by Jen: Complimentary Colors

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Alternative Borders

Posted by Ruth on 18 December 2012 | 2 Comments

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Have you ever run short of fabric for a border? Or do not have enough fabric to cut lengthwise and do not want joins in the border strips? Here's an idea that can help you. I used it on a Twisted Ribbons quilt I made recently but it can work for many quilts.

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How to Change a Quilt Pattern

Posted by Ruth on 5 December 2012 | 0 Comments

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As a quilt designer I know it is impossible to make a quilt pattern to the size everyone wants because everyone's needs are different. However, just because a quilt is one size, it does not mean you cannot make it another.

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Foundation Piecing or Paper Piecing

Posted by Ruth on 8 April 2012 | 1 Comments

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Today I have been playing around with foundation piecing, otherwise known as paper piecing. One of the reasons quilters love foundation piecing is because when done correctly, the blocks come out perfectly every time with all points matching evenly. Every quilter wants that!

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Patchwork and Quilting Tips

Posted by Ruth on 1 April 2012 | 1 Comments

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Selecting fabric for Bargellos

Posted by Ruth on 29 January 2012 | 4 Comments

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One of the biggest problems my students have when making a bargello quilt is selecting the fabric and then grading the fabrics from light to dark. As I am writing a new Bargello online class, I decided it would be fun to share some information about how best to select your fabrics and grade ready for the class to begin. Of course, this will also be helpful for my existing students and other projects such as color wash quilts where you need to grade fabrics from light to dark.

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Changing the size of your applique templates

Posted by Ruth on 10 June 2011 | 0 Comments

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Do you need to change the size of your applique templates?

One way to simplify an applique pattern is to make the templates larger so they are easier to handle. This is easy to do. I use a program called PosteRazor which is free to download to your computer. You can find it online here: http://posterazor.sourceforge.net

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