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Curved Quilting

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Curved Quilting

  I recently released the Sunroom Quilt Pattern as a part of the Sewn Home Series and found a new confidence when it comes to curves.    Before this pattern I had never sewn curves and was really scared to try! Now that I have done it - I don't know why I was scared. For tips on piecing with curves check out this blog post here.    When I got this baby size Sunroom Quilt done - I wanted to try a new pattern for my quilting. When I quilt on my machine at home I almost always do...

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Sewing with Curves

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Sewing with Curves

Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission from the sale if you click through and purchase. Are you scared of sewing with curves? Have no fear! Today I am sharing a few tips and tricks that have been helpful for me. Give this post a read and try out the Sunroom Quilt Pattern.   1. Sew slow.  It's tempting to put the pedal to the metal when you're comfortable sewing, but with curves it's all about slow sewing. You want to take your time and ease...

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Make Eight Half-Square Triangles

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Make Eight Half-Square Triangles

Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission from the sale if you click through and purchase.     If you haven't seen this method before - get excited! This is a very fast way to make half-square triangles eight at a time. This saves so much time in my opinion.      1. Cut your squares.  There is a simple way to calculate what size your starting squares should be. You will need one for the background and one for the triangle. If you know the size...

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Chain Piecing: How I Stay Organized

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Chain Piecing: How I Stay Organized

Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission from the sale if you click through and purchase.      Do you chain piece your quilts? I didn't before I started the Playroom Quilt. I have now made this quilt three times and every time I have chain pieced it.   It feels like an easier way to keep everything in order. It definitely takes some organization. I use these clips to keep the columns in order! I have two of each color.   Step One: Lay your quilt...

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Pattern Matching Your Quilt Backing

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Pattern Matching Your Quilt Backing

 Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission from the sale if you click through and purchase.     Until I made this Living Room Quilt - I had never tried matching the pattern on my backing to hide the seam. However, I really wanted to hide the seam on this one because... look at this gorgeous print! I didn't want any interruptions.    Just the other day I was trying to find the seam to show someone and it took me a long time to find...

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