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Quilting Software - Simplifying Creativity

Quilting software lets you to design quilts without ever having to waste a bit of thread. It is a joy to be able to see the finished product even before you begin your project. Quilting software is ..
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Quilting Supplies - The Foundation

Understanding the Uses Now that you have gathered together all of your quilting supplies, you must understand what each one does. We will begin with the rotary cutter. The rotary cutter will be your ..
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Starting a Quilting Business Requires Planning

Starting a quilting business will be no different that any start up business venture and simply having a good quilting machine and some fabric does not necessarily mean you are ready to go into ..
(September 06, 2008)
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Good Sewing Machines For Quilting Simplifies the Work

When quilters shop for a good sewing machine for quilting, the feeding mechanism is a top priority. Will it provide even feeds to insure precise piercing in the cloth? Stitch selection is also a ..
(August 17, 2008)
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Edge to Edge Quilting Creates Repeated Patterns

Edge to edge quilting is difficult to be sewn by hand, because the patterns are repeated. Hand sewing makes it difficult to exactly repeat them. Once the squares are made, sewing the individual ..
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Hexagon Quilting Patterns Create Unique Designs

Once you have decided on the size of your quilt and the size of the border it will have, and then measure how wide an area will be made up of the hexagon quilting patterns. Whatever that width is, ..
(August 18, 2008)
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Home Quilting Machines Can Create Gorgeous Quilts

Foremost on the list of features quilters look for when considering buying home quilting machines is the ability to change heads and arm lengths. Being able to vary the lengths from six inches to ..
(August 18, 2008)
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Keepsake Quilting - Memories of Days Gone By

Choosing the Right Old Pieces Not everyone has old fabric just lying around the house to use in keepsake quilting. In fact, you may not even want to cut up some items that hold sentimental value. So ..
(August 18, 2008)
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Machine Quilting - Faster and Easier

Hand Stitching or Machine Stitching Creativity is the real secret to a beautiful quilt. The quilter wants to express herself in the crafting. The question is, can this be done with a machine? For ..
(August 19, 2008)
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Long Arm Quilting Machines - Choosing the Best

Top Quality Products The first company for you to consider purchasing your long arm quilting machines from should be American Professional Quilting Systems (APQS for short). They offer six different ..
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Long Arm Quilting - Creating Beauty

Quilting Instruction Long Arm quilting is a fairly complex technique used in quilt making. Longarm University offers the classes you need to learn how to be successful with this technique. You can ..
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Maggie Walker Quilting - A Unique Technique

How to Use Maggie Walker Quilting Designs To see firsthand the beautiful designs of Maggie Walker quilting, visit her website. Here you will enjoy viewing some of her amazing creative designs. You ..
(August 20, 2008)
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Meandering Quilting Allows Freehand Artistry

Essentially, stitching designs without the aid or benefit of any pattern is considered meandering quilting. Or it is know as stippling when it comes to smaller or more intricate work. While often ..
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Medieval Quilting Techniques

Quite simply, quilting is the sewing together of two separate pieces of cloth with padding placed in between. Although there are variable sewing techniques and variable materials with which to line ..
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Ozark Quilting Groups Provide Support and Inspiration

This group was formed in 1980 as a non-profit organization to provide socialization, as well as inspiration to the quilters who live in that area. This group currently boasts a membership roster of ..
(August 21, 2008)
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Quilting - Memories of a Lifetime

These family quilts have been passed down from one couple to the next to adorn the marriage bed for many decades. Imagine the warmth that this kind of tradition holds for the future. There are ..
(August 21, 2008)
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Quilting Books - Information at Your Fingertips

you can look to quilting books to offer a plethora of information which you will need to successfully create your quilting project. You may open the book only to discover that it looks like an ..
(August 21, 2008)
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