Month

November 2010
This technique for preserving points on the Friendship Star and other Pinwheel and Star blocks comes from reader Diane Williams (edited by Marje Rhine, American Quilter magazine pattern editor). It works ONLY when you are making blocks using half-square triangles that you have cut slightly oversized. For this project, I was working on a 9”...
A block name, that is. It struck me when Barbara Brackman mentioned in the December issue of TQL (in If You Could Ask One Question feature) that “Names we assume to be folk tradition often were invented by needlework editors.” Such power! I realize that happens these days, but never thought about it happening way...
If scrappy quilts are not your style, and if you like applique, and if you’re trying to work out of your stash to save money, then Dilys Fronks’ latest book is just the ticket. In Dual Image Applique she describes how to get two images from one cut. You save time as well as money,...
I started quilting in 1978 after my daughter was born because I wanted to make a baby quilt for her. Sewing, knitting, cross stitch and other crafty things have always been part of my life. My major in college was art, so quilting seemed like the perfect thing for me. I have been quilting for...