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Bargello Tutorial

Bargello Quilt Tutorial for Beginners

Bargello Quilt Tutorial for Beginners In this Bargello Quilt Tutorial for Beginners, I will talk about selecting and organizing your fabrics and basic techniques on how to make a simple bargello quilt top. As part of this bargello quilt guide, I will include pictures of different bargello quilts to give you a sampling of some of the unique quilt tops that can be created using bargello quilt instructions. Selecting & Sorting Your Fabrics When selecting your fabrics, you will need …

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Stack & Whack Tutorial

Stack and Whack Tutorial for Beginners

Stack and Whack Tutorial for Beginners This Stack and Whack Tutorial for Beginners will cover some of the basics for selecting which pattern you want to make and which fabric will work best for that pattern. The Stack & Whack method involves taking rectangular pieces of fabric that have nearly identical motif prints to make the Stack then Whack (cutting) pieces from this Stack and arranging them to create a kaleidoscope effect. Selecting the Main Fabric The main fabric is …

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Quilt Retreats

Do you like to quilt? Or do you sew but have not tried quilting? Or do you need some dedicated sewing/quilting time? Or maybe you want to learn a new technique or get some instruction on a quilt pattern you really want to make. Attending a quilt retreat can be a great way to learn or advance quilting skills. It doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned quilter or have never done it before, there are many offerings and a …

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Accurate Half Square Triangles

Fast & Accurate Half Square Triangle Blocks

One of my favorite quilting tools is the Bloc-Loc ruler for half square triangle blocks.  Most patterns will tell you when making a 3″ finished half square triangle block to cut your squares 3 7/8″ or to make a 2½” finished half square triangle block to cut your squares 3 3/8″.  I always round up those measurements 1/8″ so I cut 4″ squares for a 3″ finished half square triangle block or 3½” to make a 2½” half square triangle …

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