Category Archives: Tools

Staff Picks: Marking Tools

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We continue our new series showcasing staff favorites, today we focus on marking tools.

 
Tools are of course useful, but not just any doodad will do the job. In the world of quilting and sewing, we are blessed with so much more variety than our foremothers had access to. As much as we would love to completely eyeball and freehand our stitching, most of us need the assistance of a good marking tool to ensure we produce the design we want.
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Staff Picks: Seam Rippers

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Today, we introduce a new series showcasing staff favorites, each post will focus on a different type of item.
 
Tools are of course useful, but not just any doodad will do the job. In the world of quilting and sewing, we are blessed with so much more variety than our foremothers had access to. While many a quilting project can edge on perfection, there are often mistakes along the way. Seam rippers are definitely a treasured tool when these mishaps occur.
 
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Mystery Quilt 2014 – Part 3 is Finally Here!

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It is time for the final installment of  Mystery Quilt 2014! The mystery of the quilt’s design is unveiled and quilt along members may discover what they have been making! For those of you following along on Notions:
You can download Part 3 PDF for free: Mystery Quilt 2014 – Part 3
You can download Part 3 Notes PDF for free:  Mystery Quilt 2014 – …

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Kanzashi Flowers

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I still had a couple of empty spaces to fill on the wall of my remodeled quilt studio when I came across Diane Gilleland’s book Kanzashi in Bloom. I was inspired to make the Sampler Wall Hanging in the book using the color scheme of my new quilt studio. Please read on to learn more about the Japanese art of folded fabric flowers and this fun project…

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My Primitive Little Quilt

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Well, long about now I’m really getting embarrassed. I keep blogging on these ‘almost finished’ projects and it’s dawning on me I need a 12-step program for this because there are so many more projects to go! Why do I put these projects away at such a late stage? Why not just finish them because it only takes such a little amount of time to do that? I’m exasperated with myself!!! They are all so cute!

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