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Linda Matteotti
For Bears Repeating, Linda Matteotti first used some savvy repairs to rescue this deteriorating vintage quilt top. She then quilted it with her own custom-designed motif. Linda was able to transform this slightly shabby quilt top into a shabby-chic t
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About This Design
Designer Jenny Kae Parks based her design on Liz’s Patchwork, a fan favorite by our founding editor Liz Porter. For Patchwork Remix she doubled the size of some of the blocks—from nine inches to eighteen inches—replacing four regular sized blocks wit
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From The Designer
My quilt incorporates simple, traditional piecework and machine embroidery appliqué designed around an AccuQuilt GO! butterfly shape (Critters die # 55030)—which I enhanced with a simple trapunto technique. I digitized the butterflies using both trad
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Patchwork Remix
FINISHED SIZE: 63" x 81" FINISHED BLOCKS: 3 (18") blocks 51 (9") blocks Fabric yardage assumes 40" usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. ► 4⅜ yards total assorted dark batiks for blocks ► 1¼ yards total assorted light batiks for bl
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Butterfly Effect
FINISHED SIZE: 42" x 54" FINISHED BLOCKS: 12 (12") blocks Fabric yardage assumes 40" usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. ► 1⅜ yards cream print for blocks ► ½ yard total assorted bright prints for butterflies ► ½ yard batting for
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3-Color Hourglass Units
1. Cut one set of matching squares and one set of non-matching squares, 1¼" larger than desired finished size of hourglass unit. 2. On wrong side of one matching square, mark diagonal line from corner to corner. This will be your cutting line. Mark
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Let‘s Begin
FINISHED SIZE: 72" x 84" FINISHED BLOCKS: 30 (12") blocks Fabric yardage assumes 40" usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. ► 1¼ yards black print for blocks ► ⅞ yard each light green print and light blue print for blocks ► ½ yard e
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8-at-a-Time Triangle-Squares
1. On wrong side of lighter square, mark diagonal line from corner to corner. This will be your cutting line. Mark sewing lines ¼" away from each side of cutting line. Repeat for opposite diagonal. 2. Place marked square on top of darker square, ri
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Sew Smart ™ Tip
Refer to Making Bands in Sew Easy Lessons for cutting and pressing tips. Here are a few helpful tips for success when working with bias edges: • Starch fabrics before cutting and sewing. • Press gently. Avoid back-and-forth motions that can distort
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Continuous Bias Strips
1. Cut a square large enough to make the bias size strip needed (see chart). Cut square in half diagonally. TIP: Pin the “top” and “bottom” outer edges to remember straight-of-grain in the next step. 2. Align raw, straight-of-grain edges with rig
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Love of Quilting
EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Denise Starck EDITOR Tracy Mooney MANAGING EDITOR Anissa Arnold ACQUISITIONS EDITOR Lori Baker SPECIAL PROJECTS EDITOR Vanessa Lyman ASSOCIATE EDITOR Eileen Fowler TECHNICAL EDITOR Annette Falvo ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Melina Piot
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Blueberry Lemonade
FINISHED SIZE: 70¾ " x 70¾ " FINISHED BLOCKS: 13 (10") blocks Fabric yardage assumes 40" usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. ► 3⅜ yards white tone-on-tone for blocks, setting squares, and setting triangles ► 3 yards yellow print
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Mitering Corners
1. Mark centers of block and border strip. With right sides facing and raw edges aligned, match centers. (Strip will extend beyond edges; do not trim.) Join border strip, beginning and ending stitches ¼" from corners and backstitching at each end.
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From The Staff
If you’re like us, you love inspecting the gorgeous quilts in shows and competitions.We’re initially drawn to the overall design, the colors, and the shapes. But we know quiltmakers often add a little something extra—like texture—to make their design
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Blue Ridge Love
FINISHED SIZE: 104" x 104" FINISHED BLOCKS: 25 (16") blocks Fabric yardage assumes 40" usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. ► 6 yards medium blue print for blocks, border 1, and border 2 ► 6⅛ yards cream print for blocks and borde
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Paper Foundation Piecing
1. Place fabric pieces larger than section 1 and 2 right sides together on back side of paper. Be sure fabric for section 1 is under that area and edges of fabric extend at least ¼" past stitching line. 2. Using 90/14-sized needle and a short stitc
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Shop Hop
It’s all about the baste! Clover has combined the benefits of straight pins and safety pins into a single tool—Wonder Pins! These strong pins easily pierce multiple layers, but are so thin they won’t leave holes in your fabric. Plus, they’re simple e
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Different Methods: Notes From TV
Rather than subcutting triangles and working with exposed bias, Angela Huffman created her 4-color hourglass units by crossing seams as she sewed 5½ ” squares together. Once cut, these squares produced non-mirrored triangle pairs. Sew into hourglass
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Quick-Pieced Flying Geese Units
1. On wrong side of each of four small squares, mark diagonal line corner to corner. This will be your cutting line. Mark sewing lines ¼" away from each side of cutting line. 2. Place two small squares on opposite corners of one large square, right
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Sew Many Tips
I like to keep a little sewing log. These can be purchased at discount stores. After each project is finished, I jot it down. At the end of the year, it’s nice to see how prolific and creative I’ve been, and it also ensures that I don’t make duplicat
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Rising High
FINISHED SIZE: 60" x 80" FINISHED BLOCKS: 7 (4") blocks, 4 (6") blocks, 4 (8") blocks, 11 (12") blocks, 1 (22") block Fabric yardage assumes 40" usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. ► 1¼ yards gold star print for blocks and binding
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Quick-Pieced Triangle-Squares
1. Cut two squares 7/8" larger than desired finished size of triangle-square. 2. On wrong side of one square, mark diagonal line from corner to corner. This will be your cutting line. Mark sewing lines ¼" away from each side of cutting line. 3. P
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Sew Smart™ Tip
Gray print should be prepared with pintucks prior to cutting the B squares. - Attach pintuck foot and double needle to sewing machine. - Using matching thread, fill gray print with parallel pintucks, aligning the pintuck foot with the previous pintuc
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Mary Kay Davis
As the daughter of a veteran, granddaughter of an American Red Cross award recipient for the Spanish Flu pandemic, and member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Mary Kay Davis created Rising High to honor those who have served our country.
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Trimming Oversized Triangle-Squares
1. Using squares that are 1"–1 1/8" larger than desired finished size of triangle-square, align 450 line of ruler along diagonal seam of triangle-square, allowing top and right edges to extend slightly past the edges of ruler. 2. Trim along top and
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Pintuck Pop
FINISHED SIZE: 50" x 66" FINISHED BLOCKS: 12 (16") blocks Fabric yardage assumes 40" usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. ► 3⅛ yards white solid for blocks ► 1 fat eighth* each of 3 light blue prints, 3 light yellow prints, 3 light
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Widgets & Rockets
EASY 3600 TV SERIES EPISODE 3612 FINISHED SIZE: 44" x 44" FINISHED BLOCKS: 4 (10") blocks Fabric yardage assumes 40" usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. ► ¾ yard black tone-on-tone for blocks ► ½ yard each black print #1 and whi
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Kristen Clay
Kristen Clay’s design, Pintuck Pop, features a delicate ring of triangle-squares which dance around a textured center square. The texture is created with crosshatched pintucks. In lieu of binding, Kristen framed her fresh-looking quilt with colorful
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Different Methods: Notes From TV
Episode 3612 Widgets & Rockets was all about chenille! Angela Huffman explored multiple ways to use chenille in your quilts, from full panels to chenille strips. She showcased using a chenille cutter, blooming chenille, stitching chenille tape to sta
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Different Methods: Notes From TV
Sara Gallegos loves decorative stitches and specialty thread, and used the open spaces in the sawtooth star blocks to indulge in both. To match the rich, marbled ombré fabrics, she broke out the metallic thread. Her tips for working with it (Upright
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