Tag: Handmade

Double Fold Quilt Binding

Double fold quilt binding also known as the French –fold, is exactly what the name implies, a binding folding so that it forms two layers.  There are two methods or techniques for attaching or this type of binding to your handmade baby quilt.  This fold is a favorite among quilters who design baby quilts because …

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Are You Ready for a Quilt Binding?

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Are you ready for a quilt binding? When precious time, beautiful and often time expensive fabric, plus a lovely and perfect machine or hand quilted design has been applied to the quilt top, making the right quilt binding is important. Give your quilt a new look for the binding by creating a pieced bias binding.  …

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Tips for Learning to Make Quilt Binding

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In one of my other blogs, I had given some excellent tips on how to finish your UFOs by learning to make quilt binding using a sharp rotary blade, 100% cotton thread, and pressing your binding properly are initial steps to learning to make quilt binding successfully. Here are a few other guaranteed practices that …

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Learn How To Make Quilt Binding

Sharp Blade for quilt binding

These great tips for learning to make quilt binding will make those last steps to finishing your quilt go smoothly. Do you have a UFO sitting in a closet somewhere?  Are you quilter who loves to make beautifully sewn quilt tops and you love doing the quilting but the binding is difficult? Here are some …

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Designing a New Baby Quilt or Website

The process of designing a new baby quilt is much like designing a new website.  I have found both of these crafts to make a baby quilt take creativity, organization, and hard work to make the final product a success.  From start to finish a new quilt starts with an idea, one that a quilter …

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Handmade Baby Quilts and New Babies

Every new mom has a story to tell about handmade baby quilts and new babies.  The road to holding her new baby in her arms are sometimes a bit bumpy.  Some roads are more rocky and longer than others. Handmade baby quilts tell many stories. As a mother of 4, I truly understand the long hard …

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Grandma’s Advice on Learn to Quilt

Grandma’s Advice on Learn to Quilt A wide-eyed 8 year-old stands by the quilt frame watching her Grandma and friends ply the needle over the quilt blocks.  How I remember just waiting for the opportunity to try a few stitches.  The joy of threading needles for Grandma as she chatted and sewed with her friends …

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Quilting is a Passion

Quilting is a Passion As I just sat watching the Olympics from Sochi, Russia, I was reminded of the passion in the eyes of the players, the coaches, and the fans.  The love of their sport goes far beyond the point in the goal or the trip down that mountain .  As a “soccer Mom” …

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