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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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Quick Binding with Flange Free PDF Tutorial

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Quick Binding with Flange Free PDF Tutorial
I recently found this tutorial for a flange binding that uses fusible thread so no pinning necessary! I'm going to have to try this on my next quilt. 

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How Much Fabric Do I Need?

Posted by Elaine Huff on

How Much Fabric Do I Need?
The most common question I get regarding my quilt block tutorials is "How much fabric do I need to make a ______ (insert size) size quilt with this block?" While I would love to be able to answer every one of those questions, so much depends on what the layout would be, size of borders, etc. 

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All About Thread - Especially Specialty Thread

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All About Thread - Especially Specialty Thread
There are so many threads to choose from - how does one decide? What about all those pretty specialty and decorative threads - will they work in my machine? If you have questions about thread, here's an article for you. 

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