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All Mine Quilt | Angela Walters

Make this fabulous modern quilt! Angela Walters recommends using solids or fabrics that “read” as close to solid, and selecting a fabric palette that contains a variety of color values (lights and darks). Find video instruction for this pattern in Machine Quilting Negative Space with Angela Waters.

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Hidden Gem Quilt | Jacquie Gering

This bold modern quilt with triangle motifs is a great introduction to making modern quilts. You’ll love its minimalist design approach and sophisticated palette. Find video instruction for this pattern in Creative Quilting With Your Walking Foot with Jacquie Gering.

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Showcase Pillows | Jacquie Gering

Make three modern, minimalist pieced and quilted pillows in the given palette or your favorite colors for gifts or for yourself. Find video instruction for this pattern in Creative Quilting With Your Walking Foot with Jacquie Gering.

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Spring Garden | Sarah Fielke

This mini-quilt is a scrappy modern version of a Dresden plate block design. You’ll use an 18° wedge ruler to cut the pieces from scraps. Find video instruction for this pattern in Big Techniques From Small Scraps with Sarah Fielke.

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Not Quite a Beauty | Sarah Fielke

This wall quilt pattern uses scraps and pieced curves without pins or templates — it’s a lesson in freeing yourself up and having fun. Find video instruction for this pattern in Big Techniques From Small Scraps with Sarah Fielke.

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Curtain Hemming and Embellishing, No Sewing Required!

No sewing machine? No big deal! You can hem and embellish curtains without sewing a stitch — and you can do it in an afternoon. No-Sew Hemming Curtain Level: Easy What You Need 1” wide fusible hemming tape Curtains Measuring tape Yardstick Non-permanent marking pen Iron Instructions 1. Measure Prewash and hang your curtains, then…

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Getting Started With Watercolor: What You Need to Know

Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock The flowing colors, the unpredictable pigment, the spectrum of saturation — watercolors are both beautiful and intimidating. But watercolor newbies, don’t let a little uncertainty scare you away. These 10 tips were designed to beat your fear and get a brush in your hand. rustemgurler/Getty Images 1. Don’t overdo it when shopping for paints…

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