Strawberry Basket Quilt Block

As you know, we here at http://www.how-to-quilt.com do like getting back to the basics of quilting every once in a while. Whether you’re a beginner – or would just like a quick refresher course – it’s always nice to start from scratch.

This week’s newsletter includes written and video instructions on cutting fabric, whether with a rotary cutter or scissors, as well as:

  • Register for the newest Webinar: Secrets of 3D Illusions in Quilts – This Saturday, September 24th
  • Update on the Blazing Star Diamond Quilt – Found the quilting patterns and will be machine quilting this week
  • October Quilt Show in Gilbertsville, NY
  • Make Scented Tea Pot Stands – from our friend, Rose Smith
  • Turn your Quilting Passion into a Quilting Business!
  • The Weekly Crossword Puzzle – come back every day for a new puzzle
  • Halloween Roundup for Postcard Quilts for the Troops – Deadline is September 23rd, which is THIS Friday
  • September’s Free Quilt Block Patterns

http://www.how-to-quilt.com/newsletter/cutting-patches.php

Happy Quilting!

Penny

When we go about the business of marking our quilt tops for quilting, the last thing we want to see when we’re done is any of the ever-so-lightly-drawn pencil or marking pen lines.

In today’s article, you’ll learn about several different methods for safely removing these marks while keeping your quilt in perfect condition:

http://www.how-to-quilt.com/articles/6086-remove-marks-fromquilts.php

Happy Quilting!

Penny

Many quilters who prefer piecing to quilting, erroneously think they will simply tie off their quilt for a fast, easy, perfect finish.

While quilt tying may be faster than the traditional quilting methods, it is not necessarily easy nor is it always perfect.

You’ll learn some tips and techniques for making your quilt tying go smoothly when you visit:

http://www.how-to-quilt.com/articles/5024-tying-a-quilt.php

Happy Quilting!

Penny

Pencils may be less than fascinating and taken for granted in our daily lives. But for at least one day a year – March 30th, also known as Pencil Day – we can find a way to give these handy tools a little well-deserved respect.

There are many ways to incorporate pencils into our quilting – both as a useful tool and a fun design element. You’ll find tips and ideas for both when you visit:

http://www.how-to-quilt.com/articles/6070-pencils-for-quilting.php

Happy Quilting!

Penny

Housewife's Dream Quilt Block

It just shouldn’t happen – water that should stay outside ends up inside the house. But, this was a little pre-Christmas gift – about 10 gallons of rainwater found its way into my usually cozy quilting corner.

Well, the water is gone, the carpet is finally dry, and the kids are back home after spending Christmas with me here in soggy San Diego.

I’m back to the business of quilting and putting the final touches on the Quilting Design Webinar coming up this Wednesday.

You’ll find all the webinar details in this week’s newsletter, as well as:

  • Continuous Line Quilting Designs from Coloring Books
  • A Bit of History on the Toddy & My Dad’s Toddy Recipe
  • Postcard Quilts for the Troops – the January 5th deadline is fast approaching!
  • December Free Quilt Block Patterns

http://www.how-to-quilt.com/newsletter/coloringbookquiltingdesigns.php

Happy Quilting!

Penny

Meteor Quilt Block Pattern

We all know painter’s use tape to make clean lines around trim and corners. But, have you ever thought about using painter’s tape in your quilting?

Painter’s tape is a simple tool that you probably already have around the house and it can be a big help in sewing straight lines and other shapes. I’ll explain all that in this week’s newsletter.

Also included:

  • My Christmas Star Wall Hanging
  • The Photo Fabric Memories DVD Mentor Quilting Resource
  • Valentine’s Day Fabric Postcard Roundup for the Troops – Deadline January 5th
  • December Free Quilt Block Patterns

You’ll find it all when you visit:

http://www.how-to-quilt.com/newsletter/painterstape.php

Happy Quilting!

Penny

When it came time to quilt my recently completed jelly roll quilt, there were quite a few things I needed to take into consideration, such as whether I wanted to hand or machine quilt it, and what quilting design I wanted to use.

You’ll see what I did – and why – when you visit:

http://www.how-to-quilt.com/articles/2319-machine-quilting-designs.php

Happy Quilting!

Penny

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