Category: Learning How to Quilt

MAKING BABY QUILTS – From Concept to Completion

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MAKING BABY QUILTS – From Concept to Completion The baby shower guests are completely bowled over by the beauty of the baby quilt you’ve just presented to the mom-to-be.  Because it’s a handmade baby quilt designed like no other, everyone is impressed with how clever you were to select such a fabulous gift. While you’re …

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Tips for Storing Fabrics for Handmade Baby Quilts

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Tips for Storing Fabrics for Handmade Baby Quilts Quilters who make handmade baby quilts for sale do so in their own unique way, but they all share the same guilty pleasure: Buying huge amounts of fabric for future projects. Stockpiling goes with the territory.  It’s not just a frivolous habit.  First, there’s the economic factor. …

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Patchwork Quilting Today

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When I look at my patchwork quilting today of my baby quilts and then look back to the days of when I started to quilt, it is surprisingly different. Much of what I knew about patchwork quilting came from my grandmother.  The patterns I used were much the same as she used cardboard templates that …

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Appliqué Stitching on Handmade Baby Quilts

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If you are looking for a new pattern for handmade baby quilts, try appliqué stitching to add to the block patterns you have chosen.  Many quilters shy away from the appliqué stitching since they are more comfortable sewing blocks with squares, rectangles, or triangles.  Here are some suggestions that will help make handmade baby quilts …

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Teaching Children How to Make Handmade Baby Quilts

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Teaching our children how to make a handmade baby quilts ensures that the next generation will indeed preserve the lovely and beautiful art of quilting.  As a wide-eyed 8 year-old, I remember standing by the quilt frame watching my Grandma and friends ply the needle over the quilt blocks waiting for the opportunity to try …

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Handmade Baby Quilts Using Minky Fabric

Handmade Baby Quilts Using Minky Fabric

Handmade Baby Quilts Using Minky Fabric You love the softness but you are nervous about sewing handmade baby quilts using minky fabric.  The baby quilt can be soft without having a disaster at the sewing machine.  Here are a few helpful tips to make your experience with minky go smoothly. Tip#1  Prewash any fabric that …

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Choosing a Quilt Block for Handmade Baby Quilts

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Choosing a Quilt Block for Handmade Baby Quilts Is a new baby on the way? As the Grandmother, what would be the perfect baby gift to give your new grandchild?  For this grandmother, it would be a handmade baby quilt. The announcement of a new baby brings many changes to our lives. As a Grandmother, …

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Quilting Projects and Grandchildren

Quilting Projects and Grandchildren

Quilting Projects and Grandchildren I heard someone say, “You will never be lonely if you have children around.”  I am going to add to that quote with you will never be lonely if you have your grandchildren around.  Since I retired with more free time to enjoy my passion of quilting, I have also had …

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