Should I Cut Across?

Q: I’m making a quilted wall hanging and want to be sure it rests flat against the wall. Should the borders be cut across the grain or along the lengthwise grain of the fabric? A: Although you might think you’re saving fabric by cutting across the grain (from selvage to selvage), it’s best to cut lengthwise.…

The National Quilt Museum Workshop Schedule 2014

The National Quilt Museum will feature five workshops for the 2014 season. These three- or four-day workshops will be held at The National Quilt Museum. Workshop Schedule: • Katie Pasquini Masopust: “From Watercolor to Quilt”  May 29-31 • Sue Nickels: “Fabulous Feathers and Fillers: Design and Machine Quilting Techniques”  July 8-10 • Melinda Bula: “Fabulous…

Teflon vs. what?

Recently AQS posted this tip on Facebook. “Parchment paper works every bit as well as a Teflon pressing sheet, and it cools off faster.” You made  lots of comments, and you wanted to know more. Here’s the story: Quilters who do fusible appliqué know that a Teflon pressing sheet is an essential item. When you…

A Little January Show and Tell

MyQuiltPlace.com is a fun, educational, and challenging place for quilters. The photo gallery is like a never-ending HUGE show-and-tell with over 25,000 photos currently on board, and the latest 100 scrolling all the time. SPRING! added by Mary Moore has been on the site for awhile – but doesn’t this bring hope that Spring is just around the…

An Appliqué Tip from Barbara Burnham

Barbara Burnham, author of Baltimore Garden Quilt, is an expert in the art of appliqué. She writes articles about appliqué, quilting techniques, and antique quilts. She is also an active participant with online groups of quilt collectors, historians, and appliqué enthusiasts. Barbara is the author of “Hand Appliqué with Coffee Filters,” published in American Quilter…

For the record

Are you a record-keeping quilter? I wish I were. How cool would that be to have a notebook, or a spreadsheet, with every detail of every quilt you’ve made in one neat place? I know quilters who keep track of everything, from each spool of thread and how much they paid for it to how…