Posts By: quiltercon

Pressing Matters – A Steamy Topic

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It’s a common debate among quilters – to steam or not to steam. Many quilters wax poetic of the wonderous results that a steam iron can have on a slightly mis-sewn block, or how a little added steam can create, …

Maximizing Your Retreat Time

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Our friend Brandy Lynn Maslowski of Quilter on Fire has some great tips for maximizing your time spent at a retreat. You only have so much time at a retreat, and you’ll want to make sure you don’t waste a …

Gift Quilt Labels: What THEY Need to Know

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Christmas is a time for gift giving, and for quilters, that gift is often a hand-made quilt. Along with the gift of a quilt you may tell the recipient the story of how and why you made the quilt, and …

Vancouver’s Textile Recycling Initiatives

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In Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, about 20,000 metric tons of textiles are thrown into local landfills each year. That is 20 million kilograms of clothing, fabric and other textiles that could be re-used, but instead it’s all going straight into …

Tips for a Beautiful Bargello

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I love Bargello quilts. The movement and play are delightful, and the pattern just pops when you use the right fabrics. If you have never made a Bargello quilt before, here are ten tips to help you succeed.

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Quilt On – But Be Arthritis Aware!

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Did you know September is national Arthritis Awareness Month in Canada? Over five million people in Canada have been diagnosed with arthritis, and two of every three diagnosed are women! Those living with the disease face a life of daily …

Bring the Indoors Out

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How to Utilize Quilts in Your Outdoor Space

Have you seen outdoor furniture lately? More and more, it looks like you have simply carried your sofa out the back door to the patio. I’m amazed at the options available for …

Ten Great Books for Quilters

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When you have a lot of time on your hands (or hand, as in my case) a good book is better than gold. And since I have had a fair bit of time to read these past few weeks after …

Correct Link

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Hey everyone! In the Summer 2018 issue (Issue #36) we provided you with an incorrect link to Laura Coia’s (Show Me How) video on Faux Flange Binding.

The correct link is:

Make sure to check it out, as well …