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Caring for your Quilts – Do’s and Don’ts

You’ve spent countless hours choosing fabric, cutting fabric, and sewing fabric, to make that perfect quilt for your sofa or bed. All that hard work, and so you want to make sure that lovely quilt stays in perfect condition for …

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Quilt Festivals & Shows

What does a quilt festival do for you, the quilter?

A lot.

Classes

Many quilt festivals and events offer classes for attendees, taught by experts from across Canada, and even world-renowned instructors. Take a class! You’ll learn new techniques, get …

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Quilting Advice

25 Tips from someone who’s ‘been there, done that’

Purchase a rubber jar opener and place in under your sewing machine foot control to prevent it from moving around on you.

Before doing any hand sewing, run your thread through …

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Proverb Quilts

“A stitch in time saves nine” is an old proverb that rings true, even for quilters. There are so many fun sayings and proverbs, that it’s no wonder they’ve made their way into quilting. We probably just didn’t realize these …

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Quilt Basting Basics

There are a number of ways to baste a quilt, and no one way is the right or wrong way. There’s just the way that works best for you. I’ve used three different ways to baste my quilts; here are …

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New Years Resolutions for Quilters

We all do it. We sit down on New Year’s Eve and resolve to lose weight, spend more time with friends, learn a new language, or some other pledge to make ourselves a better person.

Many quilters promise to finish …

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Paper Piecing

Paper Piecing, a quilting technique in which fabric is sewn onto a paper pattern, has been popular since the 18th century. However, it is possible that the Italians may have come up with the idea in the 15th century. Paper …

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Caring For Your Quilts – 10 Tips to make them last a lifetime

You have probably spent hundreds of dollars on fabric, quilting supplies, and even a class or two to make your latest quilt.  It is an heirloom, and should be treated that way.  But do you really want to put that …

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