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Rail Fence Quilts
Easy and great for beginners or for a
quilter in a hurry. This article shows blocks and sample quilt tops.
to Make Square-in-a-Square Blocks
The 'corner triangle' method and a easy paper
foundation piecing pattern.
Half Log Cabin
A versatile and easy block to make and use. Sample quilt tops shown, too.
Block of the Month Series
Free block patterns, sample color quilt tops for each block and more - most are
paper foundation pieced patterns - this BOM series will have 12 blocks total.
Knack Shelf - Grandma Hattie's Blocks
A growing series of blocks to assemble into a quilt that looks like shelves with
knick knacks on them - all patterns free and on the site.
Free Mystery Quilts:
fast Fat Quarter Mystery #3
In only 4 parts - great for beginners. Two sizes (wall and bed)
A simple and fun 40" x 40" project in 8 Steps. Free pattern.
Nine Patch -
Over/Under Mystery #2
Written as a full size queen quilt or as a smaller wall hanging - a mystery
in 8 Parts. Free quilt pattern, fun and very easy to do.
how to make quilts from recycled denim - a gallery of sample quilts and tips on
Free Lesson for Log Cabin Quilts
Piecing with strips to make 12" blocks in 2 styles, 20 sample quilt top
layouts shown for ideas.
Printing on Fabric with Ink Jet Printers
Easy techniques for applying images of all kinds with your computer printer
directly on fabric. This article includes links and info about Bubble Jet Set,
Transfer Printing on
Fabric with a computer
An in-depth article with lots of link to information, technique, paper use,
gallery of images.
Starching and Sizing
21 Quilters give tips on using starch to make piecing, cutting, sewing easier. Read their
Paper Foundation Piecing-
Part One: There is much information plus many samples online for PFP. This
first part focuses on basic techniques, how-to and good blocks for learning (which are
also quick projects for experienced piecers).
Paper Foundation Piecing -
Part Two: This is a continuation of previous week's feature with ideas on how
to combine and use PFP to create more complicated blocks with great accuracy and
ease. There are many links to excellent blocks and idea pages.
Mystery Quilts - many
projects on the Web
Making a Mystery Quilt can be fun - the mystery is that you don't
know what your quilt will be until the last set of instructions - a great
collection of sites.
Applying color to cotton is a big topic - here's a start with more to come in the future.
Different dyes, techniques, differences between dye and pigment are discussed - plus links
for learning and recipes on the Web.
Versatile Four Patch Block :
see many examples of how useful the simple four patch block can be, plus a series
of layouts using one block as example. A "blank" is included for you to print
out and experiment with.
Watercolor - Impressionist -
Colourwash Quilts: [link coming] These beautiful quilts are made with techniques
of Impressionist paintings using small squares to form larger images. This article has
links, images, how-to and book information.
Cotton, King Cotton (or is it
Queen Cotton?): [link coming] lots of facts and information about the wonderful fiber that
is cotton, plus clip art included for your use of cotton bolls and images.
Applique, an Overview:
[link coming] applique ranges from ethnic (like the Molas of San Blas) to very traditional (Baltimore
Quilts). Take a look at applique on the Web and find links to designs and how-to sites.
Art Quilts: [link coming] Are
you thinking of expanding your quilting horizons from traditional quilts into art quilts?
Tips and ideas as well as Galleries to visit will be found in this article.
Personalities and Education:
Kaffe Fassett and Liza Prior Lucy have teamed up to write a wonderful book with
innovative color and ideas. This is an interview with them both.
Quilting with Children - tips
and ideas for parents & teachers:
[link coming] For personal stories,
mathematics, geography, history or just for fun - teaching children or teens to
quilt can teach us all a lot!
Related to Quilting:
Charity & "Good
Works" Quilting Projects [link coming]
A collection of places to donate your quilting and sewing expertise to
help children, terminally ill, homeless, women's shelters and ideas for
Dolls and Doll Making:
[link coming] Quilters make dolls in traditional, classical or fantastic images. Dolls can be made as
personal imagery, healing aids, toys, and more. See some great doll sites, patterns,
how-to images and links.
Historical, Social and Ethnic:
and Quilters : a historical perspective and Web tour of sites, images and
history of African-American quilting, both past and in the very active present.
Peace Quilt from South Africa [link coming]
Photos and information about the multi-paneled Peace Quilt, plus links to other peace
Quilts: [link coming] information, links to quilts, images of Amish quilts, historical and
even some travel tips for a visit to Amish Country. Learn more about these simple, yet
Album Quilts, elegant applique - [link coming] about the history, both past and
present of these amazing and extremely valuable quilts.
Crazy Quilt - their past and
very active present: [link coming] Crazy Quilts were a big item with Victorians and a
revival is underway with quilters today. Quilters make CQ's by hand and with the use of
computerized sewing machines. Lots of links here.
- technique, history & the women who make them: [link coming] The Cuna Indian women of
the San Blas Islands continue their long mola tradition and quilters are
inspired by the ideas.
Long Arm Quilting Machines [link coming]
The Giants of machine quilting - learn about them and see images Plus a list of
places to get quilt tops quilted is being added.
Featherweight Sewing Machines:
[link coming] The much-loved sewing machine that is a collectible and sews like a dream. This is the
most talked about sewing machines on the Net. Many links to feed your FW
Frames and Hoops: [link coming] Learn more about these essential tools for quilters. Lots
of links to online sites.
[link coming] Excellent sewing machines for quilting are available and quilters are passionate about
their favorites. Machine links included for the Web. This article links to a lot of sewing
machine information and resources.