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Jan Magee
Admittedly, templates are old school. But for this quilt, it’s the way to go. I speed up the cutting process a little by first rotary cutting 3” strips. Then I mark around the template, rotary cut along the straight lines, and use a sharp new scissors to snip the ends of the diamonds. That last...
Even though I can’t wait to start cutting fabric, I’m going to do something really important first – starch the heck out of the fabrics. Yes, that’s a technical term meaning “make it stiff as a sheet of paper,” and it will help so much where accuracy is concerned. Cutting the patches with the grain...
Ann Fahl said something great in “Yesterday and beyond,” her article in the April TQL. “And when choosing subjects for our quilts, the ideas we are passionate about are more likely to become successful pieces than subjects about which we are only lukewarm.” Isn’t that the truth! (Just look at the fabulous quilts by Suzanne...
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