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Lengthwise Grain Border and Binding

Why Lengthwise Cuts? The lengthwise grain runs parallel to the selvage and is stronger and stretches less than the crosswise grain  which runs from selvage-to-selvage. The lengthwise grain gets it’s strength from the warp threads which are continuous all along the length of the fabric. The weft threads are the shorter threads which are woven […]

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Stars from Squares

You’ll need the following squares: For each of the 2-1/2” squares for the star points, on the wrong side of the fabric mark a line across one diagonal. Using 4 star point squares and 4 background squares, with right sides together place a star point on a background square as shown above. You are supposed […]

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String Quilts with StringAlongs

Traditionally string quilts are pieced using a foundation of lightweight muslin or newspapers. In old quilts you often see the newspapers still inside.A string quilt uses long scraps of fabric. You can use scraps of any color or use coordinating colors for your quilt. Watch this 8 minute video of Lenny and Laurel demonstrating this […]

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the hummingbird retreat

The Hummingbird Retreat

Last weekend I went to a retreat at The Hummingbird Retreat in Huntsville Texas. Remodeled for a quilter’s and crafter’s retreat and opened in March of this year, The Hummingbird Retreat feels just like home. The owners are Gene and Martha Cornstubble. There is space for 8 with a minimum of 6 retreaters.  As you […]

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Persian Nights pieced by Carol Thelen

Stacked Seams in Flying Geese Units

The flying geese units in Geese Migrations by Quiltworx are simple and fast to piece.  They are easy to assemble into a quilt top if the geese are all going in the same direction or if the geese meet each other at the tips of the triangles. The quilt Persian Nights, designed by Certified Shop, […]

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