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Mystery Medallion Quilt Block Challenge: Week 4

article:first-of-type header.article-header { display: none; } Moving right along in the National Quilters Circle Mystery Quilt Block Challenge! We’re already up to week 4! Can you believe it? It’s time to reveal the week 4 instructions! This week, will be making 8 of block 3. Over the course of eight weeks, we will be creating…

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Block 2

article:first-of-type header.article-header { display: none; }@media only screen and (min-width: 768px) { .single .sidebar img {float:right;} } Week 1 of the National Quilters Circle Quilt Block Challenge! was a great success – we loved seeing all the beautiful color combinations you all have chosen! It’s now time for our second block: The Merope Star! For…

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Quilting for a Cause Week 5

We’re almost there! We are ready to make our another beautiful block of the National Quilters Circle Quilting for a Cause Quilt Block Challenge! How are your blocks going? We still have a couple of weeks of framing and finishing, so don’t lose steam quite yet! For this challenge we are working on a unique…

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How to Make a Log Cabin Quilt Block

The log cabin quilt block is a traditional quilt block that can be made in many different variations. Toby Lischko explains how to make this block, shows several log cabin quilt pattern variations that can be made to the block, and also introduces some different layouts that can be made using these blocks. Creating the…

Quilting for a Cause Week 2

How was week one of the National Quilters Circle Quilting for a Cause Quilt Block Challenge? Great? Great! Now, let’s get quilting week two! These quilt blocks are calling our names! For this challenge we are working on a unique pattern designed by our managing editor, Ashley Hough, specially made for donation to Project Linus.…

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Seam Allowance for Quilting: All About ¼” Seams

When it comes to quilting, almost all patterns are written using a ¼” seam allowance. If you come from a garment sewing background and are used to a ⅝” seam allowance this can seem small, but Heather Thomas explains why the ¼” seam allowance is used. Quarter Inch When piecing a quilt there is no…

Block 1

article:first-of-type header.article-header { display: none; }@media only screen and (min-width: 768px) { .single .sidebar img {float:right;} } It’s time for your very first block of the National Quilters Circle Quilt Block Challenge! Are you ready for it? We sure are! This week’s block is called the Celaeno Star! Over the course of nine weeks, we…

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How and When to Use Quilting Templates

Quilting templates can make cutting easier when working with complicated shapes or designs that aren’t a traditional rotary cutting measurement. ZJ Humbach shows you several different types of templates, how to use them and how to make your own. Size, Shape and Color There are many different quilting templates available on the market today. Some…

Quilt Backing Tips for Reversible Quilts

A quilt backing is usually one of the last things quilters think about when planning out a project. Rather the fabric, pattern and quilting motif or design comes first. ZJ Humbach explains why it is important to think about a quilt backing from the very beginning. Planning Whether you plan to quilt a quilt yourself…

Determining Fabric Calculations for Quilts

How much of each color of fabric is needed to complete a design is generally given when you are working off of a purchased pattern. However, when designing your own quilt it can be difficult to know how much you will need. Heather Thomas shows you how to do basic fabric calculations to determine how…