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You Can’t Force Creativity

It’s the beginning of a new year, and I’ve decided to dedicate this year to be ‘the year of blogging’. I have promised myself that I will write a blog post for Quilter’s Connection Magazine at least once a week, …

Quilt Terms – It’s Like Learning a New Language!

Quilting is like learning another language, isn’t it? Before you began quilting, you likely had no idea that a ‘Charm Square’ was a piece of fabric, or that a ‘Quilt Sandwich’ was not something you could order at a deli!…

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Quilts of Valour

If you’ve been following us for a while, you have likely seen an article about this wonderful organization in a past issue of Quilter’s Connection. If you are not familiar with the name, Quilts of Valour is a Canadian not-for-profit …

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Pre-cuts: A quick Refresher on what’s what!

There are so many different pre-cut fabric bundles on the market today, I get confused trying to keep them straight, no to mention hungry! Here’s a quick refresher on the types of pre-cuts available in your local quilt shops today.…

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Meals on Wheels – Helping Seniors Live Healthier Lives

Scraps.

I’m not talking about food scraps. I’m taking about fabric scraps. Quilters usually have plenty of them. And it’s so easy (and super quick) to make a small project – like a placemat – with those scraps. A placemat …

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Scrap Happy – 10 tips to make sensational scrap quilts!

Have you ever noticed that a scrappy quilt can be absolutely stunning, or it can be a real bore? While most people think scrap quilts are a ‘no brainer’ – meaning you just sew a bunch of your old fabrics …

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It’s Back To School – Why you should take a class

Summer is over, and it’s time to get back to the books! Or, for quilters, it’s time to get back to the sewing machine.

Now that autumn is approaching – summer holidays to the lake have ended, the garden has …

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Stocking Stuffers for Quilters

10 Best gifts for under $10!

If your DH (that’s Dear Husband) is like most men, he has a tough time when it comes to gift giving at Christmas. Take our advice – print out this list, write the name …

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Twelve Days of Holiday Decorating

Are you excited to get your decorations up, but you’re looking for some new ideas to deck your halls, or maybe you’re in a decorating rut and need some new trimmings to impress Santa when he comes down the chimney? …

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Paper Piecing 101

10 great tips for perfect projects every time!

New quilters are often frightened by the Paper Piecing technique, citing that it ‘looks’ very complicated, with all those intricate little pieces used in the patterns. In fact, paper piecing is one …

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