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Quilting Tips and Tricks!

Hi Fellow Quilters,

Sharon here, just pondering the wonders of the internet!  Isn’t the worldwide web a marvelous invention?  You can meet quilters from all over the world, stay in touch with family & friends, go shopping for everything that you can imagine (and have it delivered right to your door!), visit a fabulous quilt show, or learn a new quilting technique, all with a few mouse clicks or strokes on your keyboard!  Amazing stuff, don’t you think?

A few weeks ago one of our new customers asked for some detailed instructions, in video format, about several of the techniques that we use when we make a quilt.  I spent some time searching online, and found some very helpful instructional videos to share with her.  We’ve heard back from our customer, and she’s been able to get a good start on her project after viewing the video links that I sent.  (I love a happy outcome, and I can’t wait to see the photos of her finished quilt project!)

I spent a little more time searching online, and found a handful of wonderful instructional videos for several of our favorite techniques.  So here they are, all in one handy spot!  Please check out the “Handy Hints and How-To’s” that follow.

Foundation Paper Piecing Basics:

Getting Started with Fusible Applique:

Using the Applique Pressing Sheet:

Machine Blanket Stitching:

Blanket Stitching by Hand:

Binding the Quilt:

I hope that you’ve found something useful today!  Are there other techniques that you’d like to learn more about?  Let us know- if we can’t find a great video, we might need to give it a try ourselves.  I can just see it now. . .  

Until next time, Happy Quilting!

Sharon