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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

Posted by Elaine Huff on

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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Free Gift Bag PDF Pattern

Posted by Elaine Huff on

Free Gift Bag PDF Pattern
I think this is a timely free PDF pattern with the holidays coming up! Great little tutorial for making pretty fabric gift bags that can be reused again and again - it's the green thing to do. 

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Sewing the Centerpiece Tablemat

Posted by Elaine Huff on

Sewing the Centerpiece Tablemat
Today let's look at some parts of sewing the Centerpiece Tablemat together. This isn't my pattern so I can't give you all the info. The tablemat was Patchwork Parcel's September kit. It's an awesome quick project and would be a great way to use up some of those scraps I know you have hanging around! 

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All About Interfacings

Posted by Elaine Huff on

All About Interfacings
Whenever you make a tote or bag or purse, you need some sort of product to add some stability and structure to your project. But there are so many choices! Which is the best kind?

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