Disappearing 4 Patch Block tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Seams Like A Dream Quilt Designs.
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Exploring Quilting Basics: How to Make the Disappearing 4 Patch Block

Hi friends! Today in the Exploring the Basics series, Tammy and I are going to discuss the Disappearing 4 Patch block. I am going to show you 2 different methods that end up with 2 different looking blocks. For each of these methods, I started with 5" squares. I thought that was a great size… Continue reading Exploring Quilting Basics: How to Make the Disappearing 4 Patch Block

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Exploring the Basics: How to Do a Fusible Appliqué

Hi Friends! Today in the Exploring Quilting Basics series, Tammy and I are talking about appliqué! Last week in our first post of the Quilter's Alphabet, Tammy and I talked about different types of appliqué and explained what some different terms meant. We decided to follow up with a deeper dived into 2 aspects of… Continue reading Exploring the Basics: How to Do a Fusible Appliqué

4 Essential Tips for Choosing Colors for your Quilt Borders featured by top US quilting blog, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs
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4 Essential Tips for Choosing Colors for your Quilt Borders

Hi friends! Today I want to chat about color and borders; specifically choosing colors and fabrics for your quilt borders. Do you make quilts with borders? How do you chose colors for your quilt borders? Read on for my 4 top tips! Sometimes knowing a few tips can really help decide how to pick the… Continue reading 4 Essential Tips for Choosing Colors for your Quilt Borders

Exploring Quilting Basics: How to Choose a Quilt Design for your Next Quilting Project, tips featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs.
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Exploring Quilting Basics: How to Choose a Quilt Design for your Next Quilting Project

Hi friends! Today in the Exploring the Basics series, Tammy and I are talking about quilting your quilt. They are lots of posts out there on how to baste, how to quilt etc... so I thought I would share tips on  how to choose a quilting design for your quilts! How to Choose a Quilt… Continue reading Exploring Quilting Basics: How to Choose a Quilt Design for your Next Quilting Project

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Exploring Quilting Basics: Batting and Backing a Quilt

Hi friends! This week in the Exploring the Basics blog series, Tammy and I are talking to you about batting and backing for your quilt. This will be basic information on getting your backing and batting ready. Batting your Quilt Let’s start with your batting. There are so many options for batting these days! We… Continue reading Exploring Quilting Basics: Batting and Backing a Quilt

Exploring the Quilting Basics: 3 Tips for Adding Quilt Borders, featured by top US quilting blog, Dreaming in Color, Kate reveals tips for adding borders to a quilt.
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Exploring the Quilting Basics: 3 Tips for Adding Quilt Borders

Hi friends! Today in the Exploring Quilting Basics series, Tammy and I are talking about borders!  Different Quilting Border Types There are so many different types of borders!  Straight strips that are added to the sides and then to the top and bottom like in Split Strip.  Pieced borders.  There are so many ways to… Continue reading Exploring the Quilting Basics: 3 Tips for Adding Quilt Borders

Exploring the Quilting Basics: 5 Tips for Assembling a Quilt, featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs
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Exploring the Quilting Basics: 5 Tips for Assembling a Quilt

Hi friends! Exploring Quilting Basics Today in the Exploring the Basics blog series, Tammy and I are chatting about assembling a quilt. We broke up assembly into 2 parts- part 1 today about the center of the quilt and part 2 next time about borders. In the last Exploring the Basics blog post we talked… Continue reading Exploring the Quilting Basics: 5 Tips for Assembling a Quilt

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: How to Plan Quilt Layouts

Hi friends! In today’s Exploring the Basics post, Tammy and I are talking about quilt layouts. Quilt Layouts There are so many different quilt layouts and each one can present the same blocks in a different fashion. Let’s chat about some of the different layouts, also referred to as quilt settings. Scroll down for all… Continue reading Exploring Quilting Basics: How to Plan Quilt Layouts

How to Use a Quilt Design Wall tips featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs | Quilt design wall ideas
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Exploring Quilting Basics: How to Use a Quilt Design Wall

Hi friends! Today in our Exploring the Basics series, Tammy and I are going to talk about using a quilt design wall. Be sure to scroll down for my tips!   Do you have a design wall in your quilting studio? Do you need one? I have one in my studio but it is a… Continue reading Exploring Quilting Basics: How to Use a Quilt Design Wall

How to make quarter square triangles, a tutorial featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs.
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Exploring Quilting Basics: How to make Quarter Square Triangles

Hi friends! Today in the Exploring the Basics series, Tammy and I are sharing some tips for making Quarter Square Triangles blocks or QSTs.   Quarter Square Triangles: a Step by Step Tutorial You will see QST units put into a bigger block, like in Block 2 of Luminous.    Or as a block like… Continue reading Exploring Quilting Basics: How to make Quarter Square Triangles