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Starting to Stitch: Hand Quilting Stitches for Beginners

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in Quilting | Comments

Hand quilting is a relaxing hobby once you've learned how to maneuver a needle and thread through the layers of your quilt sandwich. Learn more about the basic hand quilting stitches you need to get started!

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Twist and Shout: 7 New Classes to Get You Jumping For Joy

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Drawing, Food & Cooking, Gardening, Knitting, Painting, Quilting, Sewing |

We're so excited about this week's roundup of classes. From learning how to create any size pattern to growing an elegant edible garden, you're going to have a blast learning with Craftsy!

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Paper View: 6 Modern Paper Piecing Patterns

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in Quilting |

If you need a good laugh, these modern and unusual paper piecing patterns are sure to bring a smile to your face. Accurate and filled with personality, these blocks will help you gain confidence in paper piecing!

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Quilt Judging Criteria: Five Things to Look For in an Award-Winning Quilt

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in Quilting |

Does your quilting already impress friends and family? Take it to the next level and enter a quilt show! Learn the top five things judges look for in an award winning quilt.

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Use a Quilting Design Board to Create More Successful Quilts

Posted by on Oct 12, 2014 in Quilting |

If you've ever put together a quilt with a block upside down and didn't notice it until you were quilting it, you'll appreciate how using a design wall or board to audition your layouts can make your quilts more successful. Find out how to make one for yourself!

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Happy Haunting! Modern Halloween Quilt Ideas to Dress Up Your Home

Posted by on Oct 11, 2014 in Quilting |

If you haven't settled on your Halloween quilting plans just yet, you still have time to sew a scary (or sweet) patchwork quilt! Use the Halloween fabrics in your stash, or selects shades of black, orange, green and white for fresh, modern Halloween quilts.

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