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It’s day six of quiltwoman.com‘s first blog hop and time for a quilt hack! Excited about the “water” theme for this hop, we pulled out an old work-in-progress-pattern, Deep Blue Sea. This pattern presents several opportunities for great tips and tricks. Having recently discovered a new quilt hack that uses everyday household items to make our applique …

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Materials (for each): 2—8.5” squares of Fabric A 1—8.5” squares of Fabric B 1—8.5” squares of Fabric C 1—8.5” squares of Insul~Bright batting (0r a similar product) 2—8.5” squares of muslin (or backing of your choice) Instructions: Make a ‘sandwich’ from 2 pieces of muslin and the batting, muslin pieces facing out. That is, layer …

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TUNA CAN HEXAGON FLOWERSThis technique was taught to me by Broach Winsley, a fellow member of the Cherokee Rose Quilter’s Guild of Douglasville, Georgia. Many thanks, Broach! First, get a tuna can – can be empty (well washed!) or full. In fact, as long as the object is a circle, it does not matter what …

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Materials (for 4 placemats): 10 FQs to make strips 1 yard backing fabric (or 4 FQs) 1 yard low-loft batting 4-3” x 22” strips to cover your center line on front Binding Instructions: Cut a 14” x 20” rectangle from your batting and backing fabrics. Place your backing fabric right side down, and lay your …

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