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Monday, July 16, 2012

The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking: Easy, Thrifty, Pretty Rag Quilt {Tutorial}

The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking: Easy, Thrifty, Pretty Rag Quilt {Tutorial}


Step One.  Cut your pieces.  I cut mine to be 7 inches square.  At this stage you don't have to be particularly precise....you'll see why later.  An easy way to cut your squares is just by cutting some strips that are 7 inches wide (or whatever size you need) and then turning an edge over to  make a triangle. Cutting along the edge of the triangle will give you a decent square.


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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Finishing your Quilt Guide.pdf - Google Docs

Finishing your Quilt Guide.pdf - Google Docs

Quilting Blogs My Top 20

Quilting Blogs My Top 20

Retro-Style Bound & Quilted Oven Mitts | Sew4Home

Retro-Style Bound & Quilted Oven Mitts | Sew4Home

Elizabeth’s Fabric Focus ~ Quick-Piece Tiny Squares

Elizabeth’s Fabric Focus ~ Quick-Piece Tiny Squares

From Elizabeth: I do a lot of quilting and, consequently, end up with a lot of scraps. To keep things under control, I generally save only those scraps that are at least 5” square. However, there are some smaller scraps that I just can’t let go. Some are out of print, some are more difficult-to-find Japanese imports, and some are just prints that I really like. I love the idea of patchwork piecing tiny scraps, but it can take a whole lot of time. (And that’s saying nothing for how difficult it can be to match so many closely-spaced seams!)