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Quilting Tips: 5 Essential Tips for Sewing Curves

Hi friends! Today I want to talk about sewing curves. Are you curve phobic? I have to admit, I was afraid of sewing curves for quite a while! Then I designed a quilt for the 2019 Quilter's Planner that had curves in it and it was time for me to get over my hesitation. To… Continue reading Quilting Tips: 5 Essential Tips for Sewing Curves

A Quilter's Alphabet, featured by top US quilting blog and shop Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs explains Inset Seams, In the Ditch quilting and Interfacing.
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A Quilter’s Alphabet: I for Inset Seams, In the Ditch and Interfacing

Hi friends! Today in the A Quilter's Alphabet series, Tammy are on the letter I. I will talk about inset seams, interfacing and in the ditch quilting! Let's get started! Inset Seams Inset seams, or set-in seams or Y seams, are a type of seam used when you can sew a continuous straight line. This… Continue reading A Quilter’s Alphabet: I for Inset Seams, In the Ditch and Interfacing

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Quilting Blog Hop: Tiki Punch Fabric Line and Small Projects

Hi friends! Welcome to the Tiki Punch Project and Blog Hop! I am so excited to share more with you about the Tiki Punch fabric line and my projects! And to share a super giveaway with you! The Tiki Punch fabric line The Tiki Punch fabric line was designed for me by Kathy Engle of… Continue reading Quilting Blog Hop: Tiki Punch Fabric Line and Small Projects

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Exploring Quilting Basics: the Snowball Quilt Block

Hi Friends! This week in the Exploring the Basics series, Tammy and I are chatting about the Snowball Quilt Block. In case you are not familiar with the snowball block, here it is!  A fairly simple block but it can really work to set off other blocks in a quilt and add a new design… Continue reading Exploring Quilting Basics: the Snowball Quilt Block

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New Year, New Quilting Plans, and New Quilt Patterns!

Happy New Year friends! I know we are all glad to see 2020 in the rearview window and are hoping that 2021 will be a better year! I thought a fun way to start 2021 here on the blog would be to reintroduce myself, especially to my new readers, let everyone know what is coming… Continue reading New Year, New Quilting Plans, and New Quilt Patterns!

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A Quilter’s Alphabet: H for Half Square Triangles and Hanging Sleeve

Today in the Quilter's Alphabet series, Tammy and I are talking about quilting terms starting with the letter H! I will explain a hanging sleeve and half square triangles! Hanging Sleeve A hanging sleeve is a strip of fabric added to the back of a quilt so the quilt can be hung with a rod.… Continue reading A Quilter’s Alphabet: H for Half Square Triangles and Hanging Sleeve

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Exploring Quilting Basics: the Peaky And Spike Block

For today's blog post in the Exploring the Basics series, Tammy and I are talking about the Peaky and Spike block unit.    AKA the V block. Or triangles within squares. Star Points. But I like the name Peaky and Spike! Peaky and Spike- where did the name come from? So how did this unit… Continue reading Exploring Quilting Basics: the Peaky And Spike Block

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Hope for Tomorrow Quilting Blog Hop: Quilts that Make Us Feel Good

Hi friends! Sarah Marcina is hosting a blog hop called Hope Quilts. She designed a quilt called Hope for Tomorrow and then asked other designers to join her and share a quilt that has meaning for us. What a wonderful theme for a blog hop! My Quilt for the Blog Hop Picking one of my… Continue reading Hope for Tomorrow Quilting Blog Hop: Quilts that Make Us Feel Good

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A Quilter’s Alphabet: G for Grain

Hi friends! Today in the Quilter's Alphabet series, Tammy and I are exploring the letter G!  I will be talking about fabric grain! A Quilter's Alphabet: Grain When we talk about fabric grain we are referring to the threads in a fabric- fabric is made from crosswise threads and lengthwise threads. Whenever someone mentions straight… Continue reading A Quilter’s Alphabet: G for Grain

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Just My Type Fabric Blog Hop

Hi friends! Welcome to day 5 of the Just My Type fabric bog hop! Have you been enjoying all the posts? If you missed any posts this week, the entire schedule is below. Just my Type fabric First, let's talk fabric. Just My Type is a new fabric collection by Tammy Silvers for Island Batik.… Continue reading Just My Type Fabric Blog Hop