All You Need To Know About Fat Quarter Sizes

Fat Quarter Quilt Sizes

It used to be that quilters bought multiple yards of fabric to make their quilts. They did not have what we commonly refer to today as pre-cuts.

However, the first pre-cut to change the world of quilting appeared in the mid-1980s.

The term fat quarter first appeared in the book Country Needlework by Margaret Boyle.

Quilters began asking for this smaller cut of fabric, and overnight the quilting industry changed.

Fabric companies started cutting their fabric collections into handy fat quarter bundles and quilters bought them. They could afford to buy an entire collection by their favorite designer.

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A Super Simple Flying Geese Quilt Tutorial

Flying Geese Quilt

If you’ve done any kind of search for quilt patterns or quilt inspiration, chances are you have seen the versatile, beautiful flying geese quilt pattern. 

The flying geese block is such a great block since it is quick to construct, fun to make, and you can use it in a variety of ways.

It can work as a border or use it repeatedly to make a complete quilt top.

It definitely needs to be a staple in any quilter’s block catalog.

Today, I will go over some interesting facts about the flying geese block and give you a quick, simple flying geese tutorial.

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An Easy Guide to Making a Stunning Star Quilt

Star Quilt

One of the most traditional and recognizable patterns for quilts is a star quilt. Star quilt blocks can have various designs but will always have those beautiful, crisp points to let you know that it is a star. 

If you were to search online for a quilted star pattern, you may be bombarded with a vast selection and not know quite where to begin.

But have no fear — I’m going to break down some of the most popular star quilt patterns for you and also give you a quick star quilt tutorial.

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What Is a Quilting Bee And How To Start One

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When you see or hear the words “quilting bee”, what comes to mind? 

I don’t know about you, but I always think of a bunch of women sitting on the front porch of a quaint little house, sipping sweet tea, gossiping about friends and family while quilting the same quilt they’ve been working on for the past ten years.

Well, what if I was to tell you that a quilting bee is SO much more? It’s more like a quilting party with an actual purpose.

Let’s dive in and explore some of your burning questions about the origins of this group sewing gathering and how to start one of your own.

I hope to answer all of your questions and teach you some fun facts along the way!

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47 Of The Best Quotes About Quilting

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Hey quilting friends! Need a little inspiration for your next project? Or maybe you’d like some ideas for words to embroider on a gift or put in a card to one of your quilting friends.

With 9 -11 million quilters in the country, there’s plenty of wisdom out there in the form of quilting quotes and sayings.

We’ve curated some of the best quotes about quilting to give you just the right words to express your feelings about your craft.

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8 Of The Best Online Quilting Classes

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Quilting is a beautiful form of art, but it can be daunting to try to learn how to quilt on your own and teach yourself the necessary skills.

An excellent option for many individuals, especially in these times of social distancing and lockdowns, is online quilting classes for beginners. 

Also, not everyone can afford personal quilting lessons.

Online quilting classes are generally much less expensive than in-person courses. 

Many of these online programs have videos and tutorials that you can watch an unlimited number of times.

And you’ll have access to all the content, literally, forever. That’s a huge bonus!

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