Exploring Quilting Basics

Exploring Quilting Basics: The Five Patch Chain Quilt Block

Hi friends! This week in the Exploring the Basics blog series, I am chatting about a very basic quilt block: the Five Patch Chain Quilt Block! This past month on Instagram, 7 other designers and I each explored the block and tried to reimagine it in a new way. Some of us went modern, some of us… Continue reading Exploring Quilting Basics: The Five Patch Chain Quilt Block

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Exploring Quilting Basics: the Churn Dash Quilt Block

Hi friends! This week in our Exploring the Basics blog series, Tammy and I are chatting about a very basic quilt block: the Churn Dash Quilt Block! We have been using this block as inspiration for a series of posts on Instagram this past month. We got together with other talented quilt designers and asked them to… Continue reading Exploring Quilting Basics: the Churn Dash Quilt Block

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Exploring Quilting Basics: How to Hang a Quilt on the Wall

Hi friends! Guess what???? This is the 50th post in the Exploring the Basics blog series! Wow! That actually means 100 posts- 50 from me and 50 from Tammy! Yay us! No time to rest on our laurels... time for the 50th post! In today's Exploring the Basics post, we are going to explain how… Continue reading Exploring Quilting Basics: How to Hang a Quilt on the Wall

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Exploring Quilting Basics: the Log Cabin Quilt Block

Hi friends! Today in the Exploring the Basics series, Tammy and I are writing about the Log Cabin Quilt Block! The log cabin is one of my favorite quilt blocks! I love how versatile it is; it can look super traditional, a little more contemporary or modern! There are so many ways to design the… Continue reading Exploring Quilting Basics: the Log Cabin Quilt Block

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Exploring Quilting Basics: Quilting Triangles

Hi friends! Today in our Exploring the Basics post, Tammy and I are chatting about triangles. You know, not all triangles are created equal! Quilting Triangles As part of our series, we already went over half square triangles in this post ... and quarter square triangles in this post. BUT, there are other triangles! One of… Continue reading Exploring Quilting Basics: Quilting Triangles

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Exploring Quilting Basics – Star Blocks 

Hi friends! Today in our Exploring the Basics post, Tammy and I are chatting about star blocks! I love star blocks, don't you? There are so many different star blocks in the quilt world- it would be hard to chat about all of them! I am going to share about just a few different star… Continue reading Exploring Quilting Basics – Star Blocks 

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Exploring Quilting Basics: Improv Piecing

Hi friends! This week in our Exploring the Basics posts, Tammy and I are chatting about Improv piecing. Improve Piecing- what is it? Let’s start with a definition-   What is Improv piecing or quilting? There is an impression that improv piecing means everything is wonky, you cut without rulers and without following any rules.… Continue reading Exploring Quilting Basics: Improv Piecing

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Exploring Quilting Basics: the Rail Fence block

Hi friends! Today as part of the Exploring Quilting Basics blog series, Tammy and I are chatting about the Rail Fence block! Rail Fence Block The rail fence block is often thought of as a pretty basic block. Which it is. Perfect for beginners.  Sometimes you will see the block with 3 rails and sometimes… Continue reading Exploring Quilting Basics: the Rail Fence block

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Exploring Quilting Basics : Paper Piecing Quilt Blocks

Hi friends! Today in our Exploring the Basics series, Tammy and I are chatting about paper piecing quilt blocks! Paper Piecing Quilt Blocks Paper piecing seems to be one of those techniques people feel very strongly about. Back in 2018, when Tammy and I were first starting to post blog posts together, we covered paper… Continue reading Exploring Quilting Basics : Paper Piecing Quilt Blocks

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Exploring Quilting Basics: What are Partial Seams?

Hi Friends! Today in the Exploring the Basics series, Tammy and I are chatting about partial seams. Have you ever sewn a partial seam? They can seem intimidating but they are really pretty easy! And it makes it so you don't need to do inset seams which are tricky! What is a Partial Seam? A… Continue reading Exploring Quilting Basics: What are Partial Seams?