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National Quilters Circle Blogger Awards: Voting Begins Now!

The nominations have been made and the tallies have been counted, and now it’s time to VOTE for your favorite blogger in the first ever National Quilters Circle Blogger Awards! For the past two weeks, quilters have been nominating their favorite quilting blogs in seven different categories. The blogger with the most votes at the…

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Announcing the 2015 National Quilters Circle Blogger Awards

Big news, quilters! National Quilters Circle is pleased to announce the first ever Blogger Awards! What are Blogger Awards, you ask? It’s a fun new online competition where you get to determine this year’s best quilting blogs. We love reading what’s new and exciting in the quilting community by checking out all the latest blogs,…

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Seeing Red with Sew Red Glasses

Walking around the booths at any quilt show can be overwhelming. Our senses are set on overload and we often overlook many of the new quilting products on the floor, unintentionally, because there are so many to view. I recently came upon a new product that would give me the ability to give every quilt…

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Quilt Fabric Swapping Fun

I have recently caught the fabric swapping bug. A friend of mine from my local guild posted some photos on her Facebook page of some of the fabrics her swap buddy sent her. After drooling a bit over these fabulous fabric finds, I immediately went online and started researching fabric swaps and signed up for…

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A Quick Tip for Quilting Straight Lines

Notorious for beginning a project and then realizing “I really didn’t think this through,” I saw a beautiful vest in a catalog and I thought, “I can copy that vest right down to the quilting patterns.” Once again, my over confidence got the best of me. The quilted lines on the catalog vest were perfectly…

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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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Quilting Color Principles Part 3: Common Color Schemes

How do you choose colors for your quilts? In this five-part article series, quilter and writer Carole Fure analyzes the many factors that play in quilt color selection and offers practical tips for ensuring your quilts are well-balanced and appealing to the eye. Remember color schemes work because the colors are friendly to each other.…

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