Tips on Ironing

It’s never too late to learn something new! Although we’ve all been ironing for years, and know many tricks when it comes to ironing quilt fabric and blocks, there’s always something you haven’t heard of yet. So have a look …

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Oh My Bleeding Quilt!

Has this ever happened to you?

You spend hours – more like days, weeks, or even months – choosing, cutting, ironing and sewing fabric to make a quilt, and the first time you wash your beautiful piece of work, one …

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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.


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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