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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?

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Exploring Quilting Basics: the Double Pinwheel Block

Hi friends! Today in the Exploring Quilting Basics series, Tammy and I are sharing tips on the double pinwheel quilt block! Last time, we chatted about the pinwheel quilt blocks. So today, we are just going to add more pinwheels to the block! Double Pinwheel Quilt Block Let's look at the block. This block also… Continue reading Exploring Quilting Basics: the Double Pinwheel Block

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Exploring Quilting Basics: the Pinwheel Block

Hi friends! Today in the Exploring Quilting Basics series, Tammy and I are chatting about the pinwheel block! The Pinwheel Block The pinwheel block is a simple but very effective block that just uses Half Square Triangle (HST) units! We already have chatted on how to make HST units - click here for my post… Continue reading Exploring Quilting Basics: the Pinwheel Block

Exploring Quilting Basics: How to Plan Quilt Layouts, featured by top quilting blog, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs, shows examples of different quilt layouts.
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Exploring Quilting Basics: Partial Quarter Square Triangle Block

Welcome to our series Exploring Quilting Basics! Previously, we looked at ways to sew and use the snowball quilt block. If you would like to start from the beginning and work through all the topics, you can find them all here.   Hi friends! Today in the Exploring the Basics series, Tammy and I are… Continue reading Exploring Quilting Basics: Partial Quarter Square Triangle Block

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Exploring Quilting Basics: the Snowball Quilt Block

Welcome to our series exploring the basics of quilting! Previously, we looked at half square triangles and hanging sleeves. Coming up next in our basics lineup is the partial quarter square triangle block. Or if you would like to start from the beginning and work through all the topics, you can find them all here.… Continue reading Exploring Quilting Basics: the Snowball Quilt Block

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

Welcome to our series exploring the basics of quilting! Last time, we discussed the peaky and spike block. Next time, we'll be looking at the snowball quilt block. To see all the posts in this series, click here.    Today in the Quilter's Alphabet series, Tammy and I are talking about quilting terms starting with… 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

Welcome to our series Exploring Quilting Basics! We left off with a discussion of the half rectangle triangle block. Next time, we'll be exploring hanging sleeves and half square triangles. For an overview of the series, you can check out all of the posts here.    For today's blog post in the Exploring the Basics… Continue reading Exploring Quilting Basics: the Peaky And Spike Block