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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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The Quilters Circle Podcast: Andrea Smith

Andrea has loved sewing and being crafty since she was a little kid. She opened her business, Happy Cloud Creations, in 2011 after she became a stay-at-home mom. She runs her shop out of her home and loves creating all sorts of things! Her favorite hobbies are sewing, quilting, and knitting.

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Quilting on a Budget

Every time I get a new quilt student I see their eyes glaze over in shock when we talk about how expensive quilts can be to make. I’ve developed a new shock therapy that snaps them right out of that dazed look: I teach them some money saving skills that encourage and challenge them to…

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Fat Eighth Drawstring Bag

Simple drawstring bags are the perfect quick and easy sewing project. Typically they can be made in an afternoon and don’t require large amounts of fabric. Ashley Hough shows you how to make a drawstring bag even simpler by using pre-cut pieces of fabric. Learn how to make a fat eighth drawstring bag step by…

How to Quilt a Quilt

Heather Thomas teaches you how to create an embellished quilt by decorating on top of and around your quilt’s shapes and patterns. She demonstrates a couching (or zig-zag) stitch over fiber, a top-stitch for metal, a blanket stitch around a circle, and decorative stipples and circles for backgrounds.

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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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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Baby and Big Quilts for Girls 5-Pattern Set

5-Pattern Set: Baby and Big Quilts for Girls This five-pattern set from National Quilters Circle is perfect for both newborns and growing little girls with flowers, butterflies, mermaids and more. All patterns in this set are made with traditional piecing methods, meaning no templates or paper piecing needed- great for all skill levels! With a…

Top 10 Game-Changing Quilting Tools

The pioneer women who quilted over a hundred years ago did amazing work with the simplest of tools: scissors, needles, and pins. Up until the middle of the 20th century quilters were making pattern templates using cardboard boxes, re-drawing the shapes as the old edges wore out. Today we have a huge array of quilting…

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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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