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What Our Members Are Working On

We love hearing about what our members are working on in their sewing rooms. When we asked on Facebook to share a photo of your most recent quilting project, we got some inspiring responses! Here are some of our favorites. What’s keeping you busy in the sewing room this week? Leave a comment and let…

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Quilters We Love: Susan Randall

Meet Susan Randall, an experienced quilter, quilt instructor, and member of the National Quilters Circle Ambassador program! We sat down with Susan and asked her to share a little about herself and her quilting. A recent retiree, Susan worked as an Assistant Athletic Director for Business operations at the University of Maine for 44 years.…

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Adhering Embellishments to Art Quilts

I love the look of decorative embellishments on art quilts, but how do you adhere them to the fabric? Sometimes it doesn’t look like there is any stitching at the top of the embellishments. Submitted by Debra Hi Debra! This is a great question. It can be so much fun to make these embellishments, but…

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Choosing a Color Personality for Your Quilt

Choosing the right color combination for your quilt can be a difficult decision. Different colors communicate different feelings and emotions, which will influence the overall feeling of a completed quilt. When picking out fabrics, think about the color symbolism to help shape your quilt personality! Here are some interesting color profiles to get you started.

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Quilters We Love: Kelly Pederson Hanson

Kelly Pederson Hanson is a familiar face here at National Quilters Circle – you’ve probably seen some of her videos or read some of her articles. She’s also a charter member of the National Quilters Circle Ambassador program! We sat down with Kelly and asked her to share a little about herself, her quilting style,…

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Top 10 Quick Quilting Tips

Whether you’re just getting started or are a quilting expert, it’s always a good idea to be looking for tips and tricks to add to your repertoire. We asked our circle of ambassadors to share their favorite life-saving quilting tips. Here are a few of our favorites! 1. Sew and mark your own squares Instead…

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8 Quick and Easy Quilted Gift Ideas

There’s still time to make quilted gifts for your holiday giving this year, provided you choose the right patterns and projects to create. Here is a collection of quick and easy project ideas to get you started this year; each piece is fun to create and truly lovely or useful for the recipient. Something to…

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A Simple Pattern to Start

What is a good way to start learning to quilt on a sewing machine? I’m looking for simple quilt pattern to start with. I’ve tried quilt in the ditch on a smaller quilt but now I want to try something a little larger. Any ideas on where to start? Submitted via Facebook You’ve come to…

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Best Foundation Piecing Method

Hello, I am looking for the simplest means to do foundation piecing. I have discovered there are different methods and I am quite confused. Do you have any guidance or instruction that you would recommend? Thank you. Submitted by email Unfortunately this is a very complex question with no simple or right answer. There are…

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