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Hello friends! Here is a new wholecloth quilt, it’s small, the rosette measures 20”. This design can be quilted with the walking foot; it can also be free motion quilted- this is what I chose to do. I used a puffy, polyester batting and the texture achieved is just amazing! I quilted the rosettes and […]

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A few weeks ago I received this message from Ellen: Good Afternoon Geta, I love your work and I am now ready to practice free motion quilting. I do have a few questions for you that never seem to be completely answered on any quilting tutorials I have read. I thought that probably there are […]

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Fusible raw edge applique is the easiest and fastest quilting technique! If you are a beginning quilter, grow your skills (and boost your confidence!) while practicing this technique. The advanced quilters already know that this technique is pure delight. Learn these tips and make your fusible raw edge applique quilts a big success! This technique […]

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I think one of the the most popular shapes for English paper piecing is the hexagon. We need paper templates for English paper piecing and we could buy these templates or we could make our own templates. If you think this task is boring and takes too much time, check out the technique I explained […]

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The bags we sew are meant to be used and loved. And the more you use and love a bag, the more you have to wash it. Which is not a difficult task, to me, at least. I wash most of the bags in the washing machine, on a gentle cycle. After washing, it comes […]

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The zippered pockets of our bags keep our belongings safe inside the bag so here is a way to add a zippered pocket to your lining (a slip pocket comes as a bonus, too!). It is actually a simple pouch attached to the lining.  Maybe some of you will find this technique easier than other […]

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You know my recent dilemma: how to bind this rainbow block, what color to use? Nothing from my stash seems appropriate, so I chose to not bind it at all. I love the shape of the octagon, sometimes you want to keep it (instead of turning it into a square) so here is how I […]

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Isn’t this block (from the Loving Hugs patterns) wonderful? I have made many two-color versions, now I am glad to see the rainbow version. I started with a 2” octagon (1 1/2” finished) and this is the first row of triangles added around the octagon… And this is the second row. It measures now 8 […]

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I started this quilt a few years ago (pattern here) and I am happy that  I am finishing it (my baby nephew needs a new quilt!). It started with a 2” octagon; 8 triangles surround it. The result is a new octagon. Other triangles were added and a new octagon was born. One more time! […]

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In the previous post, I showed you how to make continuous bias binding. The technique is great, but to really benefit of it, you should know how to calculate how much fabric you need to make the desired length of your binding. I am glad to help you with this; I did the math for […]

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