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The Process of Designing a Block of the Month Quilt: El Camino Real

A lot of times a block of the month quilt begins with a fabric collection. Ode to the Blue and Grey (right) began with a set of swatches from the Adelaide collection designed by Faye Burgos for Marcus Fabrics. It was one of those collections I immediately fell in love with. Before I knew it, my computer was fired up and I was busy designing in EQ. The block of the month quilt I am working......Ode pic 2
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Tweet Friends Blog Post #6: How to Make Borders Fit and Lay Flat

Technique: How to Make Borders Fit and Lay Flat A quilt that lays flat with nicely squared borders is a thing of beauty.  And, although pattern designers like myself provide border measurements, sometimes due to sewing differences and handling of the quilt top, those border measurements don't quite match those of your quilt. So here are some steps to assure that your borders fit your quilt. 1. Always measure your quilt vertically and horizontally through the ......tweet-friends-banner
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On the Radio with Pat Sloan

Pat Sloan American Patchwork and Quilting radio Nancy Rink july guest

 

Pat Sloan American Patchwork and Quilting radio Nancy Rink july guest
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Tweet Friends Quilt Along Post 5: Freezer Paper and Starch Applique

    Technique: How to use freezer paper and starch for applique'   Here is what you need: Freezer Paper Starch (I prefer Best Press because it leaves no starch residue or flakes) Paint or stencil brush.  A cotton swab also works in a jam. Sharp pencil Highlighter Awl or something pointy Mini-Iron Firm pressing surface Glue (Aleene's glue pen or Roxanne's with an applicator)   Here is what to do:   1. Using a s......
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Tweet Friends Kits now available

Our Fabric has Arrived!  Hurray! Our Tweet for Two fabric has arrived so we can start putting together kits for the Tweet Friends Block of the Month. Our kit will include the Tweet Friends 10-month pattern set and all of the fabric to make the quilt as shown, including the binding. The kit price is $142.50, plus shipping. 4 1/2 yards of backing in your favorite print is $45. Get your kit while supplies last! order......tweet-friends-photo2
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