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Quilt Care Part 3: Storing Your Quilts

My father passed away recently and upon a visit to my mother I noticed the quilts I had made him were nowhere to be found. I asked Mom where the quilts were and her reply sent me reeling: she had decided to put them in her attic crawl space in a garbage bag. My mom’s…

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Quilt Care Part 1: Cleaning Heirloom Quilts

So you’ve just finished your first quilt and are ready to give it that cozy look by tossing it in the washing machine. Or, you have a beloved handmade quilt that could use a good washing from use. Before you head to the laundry room, there are some important things to consider. In this article,…

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Should You Join a Quilt Guild?

I recently spent an entire day gathered with a group of very devoted women. This group is not only devoted to creating beautiful works of quilted art together, but we also are devoted to important causes in our community and across the nation. We are part of the Northern Lights Machine Quilters Guild. Every woman…

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Oh So Charming: Charm Square Quilted Tote Bags

There are so many new companies out there selling bags now-a-days. I think I am invited to at least one bag party a week. I count myself fortunate though, because if I see a bag I find interesting I can just make it myself! One of the great finds in the fabric industry is the…

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Creative Ideas for Quilt Strip Piecing

Yes, I can admit it… I am a fabric stripper. I spend hours at my machine. I call it my therapy – piecing fabrics to create an artistic element that will wow the eye. I have always enjoyed using up my scraps because they all go together so beautifully. This may seem surprising but in…

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