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In Part 2 of Quilt Care 101, let’s consider humidity, temperature, and dust – does it really matter? Follow these simple care tips, and your precious quilts will stay looking like new for decades. Part 2 – HUMIDITY AND TEMPERATURE Conditions in your home may tend to fluctuate, but optimal conditions for quilts and other...
Make Halloween purrrr-fect with this kitty quilt by Mickey Beebe.
The Party’s Here with Latin Flare Fabric! Olé!  A fiesta of animals in a flare of vivid colors dance across this Latin-style fabric in high-quality 100% cotton. You’ll find a wide range of colors: green, brown, aqua, navy, orange-red, hot pink, lime, and yellow on white.  So many fun rabbits, roosters, goats, birds, and fish—and...
See a quilt with 76,260 beads! That’s how many beads Michele Lea hand-sewed on her Honorable Mention quilt from Lancaster 2013. Watch the video and see and hear how this quilt came to be.
  My recent quilting adventures reemerged when I moved to Missouri around 2006. However, my interest in crafting started at a very young age. I began my first craft project at the age of six. My first niece was about to be born and with my mother’s help, I created a quilt for her. Now,...
Jean Clark was the third place winner in the handquilted bed quilts category at the 2012 AQS Quilt Show & Contest in Des Moines. Her techniques include needle turn appliqué and a technique that she likes to call “echo stippling.” Jean spent over 2,000 hours on the hand appliqué and another 2,000 hours on the handquilting.  Take...
A loop-edge binding is made by adding cording pieces that have been rolled up on the ends. You can use the technique on any straight-edged quilt. Pat Delaney used this type of binding on her award-winning quilt, SUGAR MAPLES & NOSE STICKERS. With these detailed instructions, great photos, and a lot of pins, you can...
It may sound cliché but quilting really does bring souls together. I began working for the American Quilter’s Society at the end of 2010. Although I knew much about the business of quilting, I was woefully unable to create anything that would earn as much as a “B-“ in any grade-school art class. Since I...
Watch Sue Gilgen as she explains the history of her quilt entitled Peace Maples Along the Tomoe River.  Sue’s beautiful quilt was made with no pattern. She let the fabric dictate and inspire her. The quilt features free-motion embroidery and  hand-dyed fabrics.
Quilts made 150 years ago during the Civil War are very rare and even more rare are those made block by block, or potholder style. The instructions in the free pattern are for making this 71" quilt in the traditional manner. Make it in your favorite colors or duplicate the red, white, and blue for...
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