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Using a presser foot with a guide

Using a presser foot with a guide

September 23, 2020 |

Marking your project with lines to create your project can be time consuming.  Using a foot on your sewing machine with a built in guide can help remove the need to mark your project but still give you straight lines at the measurement you require.   There are several varieties of...

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What is Stitch in the Ditch or Ditch Stitch?

What is Stitch in the Ditch or Ditch Stitch?

September 13, 2020 |

The sewing term "stitch in the ditch" OR "ditch stitch" refers to the term of stitching right in the seam line or in the space between the fabrics in a seam. It’s most commonly used in quilting, attaching waistbands and finishing binding. This article talks about stitch in the ditch...

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Beginners Guide to Quilting

Beginners Guide to Quilting

September 07, 2019 |

In our guide we will explore: What is quilting?  Types of Quilts Quilt Supplies How to Quilt Tips & Tricks What is a Quilt? A quilt is a cherished keepsake passed down through generations marking special life events like a wedding or birth of a child. A quilt provides warmth...

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Our Beginners Guide to English Paper Piecing by Cathy Perlmutter

Our Beginners Guide to English Paper Piecing by Cathy Perlmutter

July 03, 2019 |

Introduction: What Makes EPP Excellent Wrap fabric around paper (or cardstock) shapes, and sew the edges together - that’s the simple idea behind English Paper Piecing, a 400-year old technique that really did come from England. EPP requires no pinning, no math, and imperfect seam allowances are usually ok -...

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Scrappy Mountain Quilt Tutorial by Leila Gardunia

Scrappy Mountain Quilt Tutorial by Leila Gardunia

June 28, 2019 |

The Scrappy Mountain foundations come in five different sizes and can be purchased in our shop. The Scrappy Mountain quilt blocks can be mixed and matched in anyway you want. Really, the sky is the limit! But sometimes that can be too many options. To get you started, I thought I would...

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Measurement tools to help when quilting or sewing

Measurement tools to help when quilting or sewing

June 20, 2019 |

Here is a quick chart I use to convert yardage to decimals (for calculator work), inches and centimeters.   Here is a cheat sheet with standard quilt sizes. 

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