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Sewing, Quilting & Needle Arts: Tip / Technique of the Month, 1 by Qwilter

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Qwilter wrote:
The attached photo was taken at the Jacksonville Quilt Show last weekend.

I was wondering if we would like to start a monthly tip / technique thread. Just to cover some basic how-to's or even to discuss some more complex techniques. There are often questions asked inside the threads & then they get burried inside the threads making them hard to find again. Many of the questions are asked often and I'm sure some are just not comfortable asking.

There are often a number of ways to construct some of the basic building blocks - some work better for some than others do. This way we can all share what we have learned during our quilting "lives". I think it would really help some of the new quilters and/or lurkers become more comfortable with joining the swaps.

Some topics I can think of are:

How to get an exact 1/4 seam:
Making sure your 12" finished block is 12 1/2" raw - "squaring up":
Squaring Up 3-cut Block
Making a Flying Geese Unit (there are many different ways to do this one)
Paper piecing : Nov 2009 -
Making 1/2 square triangles
Sashing, borders & bindings
Colors - value, saturation, tones
how to twirl the 4 (6, 8) seams coming together in the middle of a pinwheel
Cutting a (truly) straight strip & keeping it straight (no waves):
machine applique
Using the Correct Ruler; Those "designer" rulers
100% cotton - not all created equal ( thread count, finish, etc):

Long Arm Info:

Dying & Transforming Fabrics:


Treddle Sewing Machine Info:
And then we could also include links to help pages we know of.

So, if there is interest, I'd take the lead to get the Oct T / T started.

Let me know what you think.

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