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Quilters We Love: Fran Gurka

Meet Fran Gurka, a long-time quilter with a passion for learning and sharing her craft with others. Fran is also a member of the National Quilters Circle Ambassador program! We sat down with Fran and asked her to share a little about herself and her quilting. How long have you been quilting, and who taught…

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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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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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Tips for Preparing Your Quilt Binding

How many times have you had a friend or your long arm quilter make you a binding for your quilt? Being a long arm quilter myself, I have had the honor of doing this task more times than I’d like to admit. For some reason this last step in your quilt leaves many quilters in…

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Pressing Quilt Seams: Open or to the Side?

Pressing quilt seams is a crucial step of any quilt-making process – not only will it make it easier to join your blocks, it will also make your finished creation lie flatter and look so much more polished. Some quilters might prefer to finger-press, but pressing quilt seams with an iron is really your best…

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