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Quilt maker, pattern designer, fabric dyer, and lover of all things quilting.

Tweet Friends Quilt Along Post 3: How to Accurately Piece the Triangle Border

  Technique: How to accurately piece the triangle border on the Dresden Friends block  Here is what you need: Cut triangles according pattern instructions Easy Angle Ruler by Wrights   Here is what you do: 1.Position the ruler on top of a triangle, aligning the edges of the ruler with the edges of the fabric. Trim off the point.  Flip the fabric over and trim off the other point.  The red triangle shown has had...





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Tweet Friend Quilt Along Post 2

Technique: How to make Applique' Circles Tweet Friends has appliqued circles in several blocks and borders. Believe it or not, I actually enjoy making circles!   Here is what you need: Freezer Paper 1" circle punch (in the scrap booking section of Michael's/Joanne's/Hobby Lobby, etc) Highlighter or permanent marker Stencil brush or small paint brush Starch Awl or something pointy Mini- Iron One Pin   Here is what you do: 1. Press together two pieces...












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QSC Show in Reno

QSC Show in Reno, NV. June 20-22 Come and shop in our booth or take one of the classes I am offering at the QSC chow in Reno, NV. The workshops are Akimbo , Machine Applique Technique , and Ring of Stars .   This is the first time for Oliver and I at this show.  It is also the first time I have taught classes at a show where we were vendors.  Lucky for...
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Tweet Friends - Block One Dresden Friends

Block One Dresden Friends Technique: How to make the Dresden wedges What you Need: Fabric Strips, cut 4 1/4" x 11" Background Fabric Square, cut 17" Easy Dresden Ruler by Wrights Prairie Pointer Pressing Tool Rotary Cutter What to Do: Align the 6 1/2" line on the Easy Dresden ruler with the top edge of one of the fabric strips. (You may notice that I am using a fabric from my upcoming El Camino Real...tweet friends banner

















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Tweet Friends Quilt Along--Welcome Post

Welcome to my first quilt-along. To kick off Tweet for Two , my first fabric collection with Marcus Fabrics, I've designed Tweet Friends , a 72" x 72" block-of-the-month sampler quilt. The pattern and fabric kit are available at quilt shops and on my website nancyrinkdesigns.com. The fabric is currently shipping, so if you'd like your local quilt shop to participate in the program and need some info for the shop owner. Download a flyer...Tweet Friends Quilt Along
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