Quilting during the Civil War was undoubtedly important, but use of quilts for the Underground Railroad is debated — let's explore. Read more »
How about using an all-over quilting design on your completed quilt top for the perfect finishing touch? To bring all-over patterns to life you can use a longarm machine, a home sewing machine or even hand quilting. You'll quickly discover there are many ways to play with echoing, repetition, pivoting, stacking and overlapping shapes to achieve all-over quilting patterns. Here is a round-up of all-over quilting patterns great for finishing your hand-crafted creations with pizzazz! Read more »
The square-in-a-square quilt block is a classic quilting design that's so fun to stitch up. Follow along with this step-by-step tutorial on how to make a square-in-a-square quilt block, then take a look at some fabulous patterns that feature this classic quilt block. Read more »
The quarter-square triangle block is easy to construct and forms the foundation of some terrific quilt patterns. Try some of these quarter-square triangle quilt patterns today! Read more »
Half-square triangle quilt blocks are not only versatile, they are also so simple to make. You can create a number of different creative quilt block designs using simple and unique arrangements of half-square triangle segments. Here are some fun variations to try!
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Half-square triangle and quarter-square triangle quilt blocks are two basic quilt blocks that not only create beautiful quilt designs when used alone but also stand as the foundation pieces of many other popular blocks. Read on to learn precise methods for perfect piecing of these two basic blocks. Read more »
Your standard home machine can be readily used to finish your quilt projects. First, you'll need to use good techniques for basting your quilt top. In addition, there are a variety of tools that will help make quilting on your home machine a very doable and enjoyable project, even for a beginner quilter. Read more »
Longarm quilting can be a wonderful way to finish your quilts. With the availability of longarm machines to rent at quilt shops and with a large number of used machines on the market, learning the skill of longarm is no longer out of reach for most quilters. Read more »
Nothing says "home sweet home" like a quilt or wall hanging using delightful house blocks. If you've been thinking about making a house quilt, here is a roundup of some inspiring house quilt pattern designs. Read more »
Basket quilt patterns come in a wide variety of shapes and designs. They are the perfect quilt pattern for everyday quilting, and also make for fun seasonal and themed quilts. Here is an inspiring roundup of some basket quilt block variations to try!
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