Quick Quilting: Pre-Cut Fabric

Cathy Ellsaesser Applique, quilting, sewing Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

How many hours do you spend cutting fabric for quilts? How much time do you spend picking out and buying fabrics that go together? If the answer is “a lot”, then consider pre-cut fabric! So what are pre-cuts? If you are relatively new to the world of quilting, then you are in for a treat. […]

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Make 8 Half-square Triangles Using 2 Fabric Squares

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Photo of block made with half-square triangles

One of my UFOs is a quilt with different scenes from Alaska. Each block has a different quilting block as feature, along with an appliqué. The block for the bear has sixteen 1¼” finished (1¾” unfinished) squares made from half-square triangles. Now, I am really new to piece quilting, so tricks and hacks that make […]

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In a Bind About Binding? Three Ways to Cut Fabric Binding Strips

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Photo of various articles that use continuous bias binding

In Forrest Gump, Bubba Blue told us all about shrimp (there’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp….). Along those lines, you know, there’s quilt binding, hot pad binding, baby bib binding,  sleeve binding,  neckline binding, wide binding, narrow binding, single fold binding, double fold binding, etc.  Nothing finishes the edge of a quilt, a pot holder, a tote […]

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