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Hanging multiple small quilts

Posted by Ruth on 9 November 2013 | 1 Comments

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To finish off my October challenge piece, I made some hanging straps (for a lack of a better name) to hang my four blocks. I had several quilters ask me how to make these so I decided to write a post so everyone could have the instructions. You can see them here in my "Changing Seasons" quilt blocks below.

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Using Applique patterns to make quilting designs

Posted by Ruth on 16 May 2013 | 2 Comments

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Today I want to show you how to make a quilting design from a single motif or applique designs as you see in my art quilt Summer Reflections.

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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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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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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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