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Free Motion Quilting Takes Off with Craft U

As adults we tend to approach a learning situation with one of three goals: To learn something new, To fill in gaps in the knowledge we already have about something, or To refresh knowledge or a skill we already have, … Continue reading

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Zentangle, Beginner Level Free-Motion Quilting and Tumbling Tiles

What’s a great way to learn to free-motion quilt? Zentangles and patchwork with the Tumbling Tiles pattern, that’s how! I am particularly excited about one of the patterns in the new issue of Quiltmaker, September/October ’17. For several years now I’ve … Continue reading

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Abandon Your Fear of Free Motion Quilting

Lori Kennedy, a renowned free motion quilter is hosting a webinar on March 18th titled, Meander No More: Learn to Free Motion Quilt. The title says it all– push yourself past the meandering quilt motif and learn beautiful free motion … Continue reading

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Staff Stories: Machine Quilting Lessons

My first quilt was a sampler of all of the blocks I had made during a class at my local quilt store. My mother, an experienced quilter, suggested I finish it and give it to my grandmother as a gift. … Continue reading

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Staff Stories: Early Machine Quilting Confessions

Machine quilting was definitely not in my vocabulary when it started gaining popularity, nor was it on my to-do list. I was a traditionalist, after all. Why would I “ruin” a quilt by machine quilting it? Hand quilting was the … Continue reading

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Staff Stories: Early Machine Quilting Failures

I’ve been sewing most of my life. So how difficult could it be to machine quilt? My sister Sam and I sailed through our first five beginner quilting classes together way back in 1990. Sam pieced up an Irish Chain … Continue reading

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