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Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Here's another tipbit.  Have you ever thought about adding a flange, say 1/4" or smaller if you can, to your quilt?  The idea behind this is to:
  1. Frame your quilt
  2. It acts as an accent and will add just an ever so slight bit of color (or maybe it's black) to help pop another color from within.
  3. Create just a wee bit of visual interest and texture
  4. We even think it will help to somewhat stabilize your quilt and keep it in shape.
This would not take the place of any sashing and/or border.  It's just a way to enhance your quilt.  You can either frame your main set of blocks or just include it in various places within your block.  

Something to think about next time you're putting a quilt together.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Okay, I know I was on a roll earlier this summer and posting on the blog a bit more frequently.  Occasionally I'm going to try to now post some of what I will call "Tipbits."  These will just be little tips or tidbits of information on quilting, piecing, appliqué, embroidery - whatever we can think of that might be helpful to you.

Today we'll begin with a quick little tipbit when binding a quilt - Patty suggests doing all your four corners first.  Then the rest. 

Surprisingly whether you realize it or not, the binding can stretch while you're sewing it down around your quilt.  By doing the corners first, you can ease the binding, if needed, and prevent any stretching.

That's it till next time.