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Meet “R”: Typecast Blog Tour

Meet “R”: Typecast Blog Tour

Today is my day on the Typecast of Characters Blog Tour hosted by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill of Whole Circle Studio! Today’s instalment is brought to you by the letter “R”. Typecast is an alphabet of English paper pieced uppercase letters. Each finishes at 6” x 9”. I had...

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X Sew-Along: Week 6, Catch-up / Improv Challenge

X Sew-Along: Week 6, Catch-up / Improv Challenge

If you're still working on your quilting or binding, keep plugging away! Or if you want to play... this week is also our improv challenge. We've got some lovely offcuts to work with and some leftover fabric, so what don't we make something to complement the quilt like...

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X Sew-Along: Week 5, Binding

X Sew-Along: Week 5, Binding

The binding is a shining feature of the design of Everyone's Got an X. It adds serifs to the top and bottom of the X, like a serifed typeface such as Garamond or Linotype Didot.  It's totally optional to do a piecing binding, but if want to give it a go, here are some...

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X Sew-Along: Week 4, Trimming & Quilting

X Sew-Along: Week 4, Trimming & Quilting

You've got a quilt top now it's time for the next step: Trimming it and quilting it. Here are some tips on trimming accurately, quilting designs and thread selection. Trimming Finding the centre line. Fold your quilt top in half and press. This crease line will be...

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Tutorial: What is a Scant 1/4″?

Tutorial: What is a Scant 1/4″?

What is a scant 1/4" seam allowance? Why do I need it? How do I get it? This post will answer all your questions about this quilting term! What is it? A scant 1/4" seam allowance is a seam allowance that is ever so slightly narrower than one 1/4" inch. You...

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X Sew-Along: Week 3 + “Good Enough”

X Sew-Along: Week 3 + “Good Enough”

It's time to sew! There are not a lot of seams to sew in this quilt, but many are unconventional. There are three main things to know about: Thread choice, strip sets and offset seams. This week's big takeaway (also a big takeaway in life) is "good enough." 50 wt...

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