Scrabooking Crops

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Quilting bees served a dual purpose for women in the 1800’s and beyond – they created a necessity, a warm quilt, and created an opportunity for women to socialize. Quilting bees were a time when women would gather to help each other complete quilts, tell their personal stories, exchange recipes, and give advice on children […]


Mathematician Mom Re Engineers Quilting

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During her career as a software engineer, Marci Baker solved difficult mathematical problems. When she became a stay-at-home mom, she turned to solving another problem involving precision and speed: “How do you make a traditional quilt in one-tenth the time?” Along the way she discovered a sewing machine that appeals to both her quilting and […]


Quilting Bees Are Back And Now Meet Online

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Quilting bees, those time-honored gatherings where quilters practice and share their craft, have never quite gone away. Thanks to thriving online communities, quilters are continuing to find ways to connect with each other in today’s busy world. For centuries, neighborhood women in the United States used the bees not only to make quilts, but also […]


An Introduction To Quilting

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“The art of quilting integrated the European and African cultures in America during the slave period. The African folk-tradition was considered inferior, and the European superior. In spite of this gap, quilting brought about the unity of these two traditions and cultures. It brought the values of both the African and European American women together […]


A Brief History Of Quilting

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The art of quilting is not something new to this world, it has been around for centuries, but still there is no confirmation about the exact origin. According to the historians is that the history of quilting, piecing and applique was widely used for clothing and decorating stuff at home in ancient times. There is […]


Hand Quilting As A Hobby

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From the time quilt making came into existence, a well-accomplished hand quilting stitches have been adored and envied. There is a feeling of veneration among quilters when they see a good hand made quilt. Many of the quilters don’t use hand-quilting techniques because they are not sure and not confident about the results that they […]


Hand Quilting

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Now that you have all of the tools you need – quilting thread, thimble, quilt hoop or frame, and – most importantly – the quilt – you are ready to begin. Thread your needle with a strand of thread about 20-24 inches long. Usually it works best to thread the needle just as the thread […]


How To Find Cheap Unusual And Beautiful Fabrics For Quilting

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Quilter’s are always on the lookout for beautiful fabrics and supplies for their quilting projects. Sometimes the most unusual and pretty designs can be found in places one wouldn’t normally consider. Some of the best places and tactics to find fabrics include the following. Swap meets or flea markets are a fun place to shop. […]


Mathematician Re Engineers Quilting

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During her career as a software engineer, Marci Baker solved difficult mathematical problems. When she became a stay-at-home mom, she turned to solving another problem involving precision and speed: “How do you make a traditional quilt in one-tenth the time?” Along the way she discovered a sewing machine that appeals to both her quilting and […]