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How to Keep Your Binding Strips Under Control

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How to Keep Your Binding Strips Under Control
Learn this trick for keeping a long binding strip under control while sewing it to the quilt.

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Last Minute Quilting & Sewing Projects for Christmas

How to Fix a Stretched Hat
How to Fix a Stretched Hat

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Last Minute Quilting & Sewing Projects for Christmas
Wow! It's the week of Thanksgiving! How did that happen? I don't have the next tutorial finished yet but wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and show what I've been sewing and what I've got lined up for sewing before Christmas. Maybe you'll get some last minute inspiration!

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How to Sew a Quarter Inch Seam Accurately

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How to Sew a Quarter Inch Seam Accurately
Today I thought I'd share some tips for sewing an accurate quarter inch seam allowance when piecing your quilt blocks. There are several things that can affect your seam allowance and we'll go through a few of them.

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Two of the Best Quilting Books for Beginners

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Two of the Best Quilting Books for Beginners
These are two of the best "how to quilt" books that I have found. I couldn't decide which one I like best, so I'm recommending them both. The first one is All Things Quilting by Alex Anderson and the second is First-Time Quiltmaking by Landauer Publishing. Both books are great beginners' guides to quilting and both are good reference books for quilters of all levels of expertise.

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How to Make Striped Bias Binding for Your Next Quilt

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How to Make Striped Bias Binding for Your Next Quilt
Diagonally striped binding looks great on a quilt but unless you have diagonally striped fabric, bias binding is in order.

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