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Acid-Free Tissue Paper

A type of paper that is used for safely storing quilts.  Acid-free tissue paper is made without the chemicals that can destroy the fabric over time.  Read more

Acrylic Ruler

Acrylic rulers are used for rotary cutting.  They come in many sizes and shapes.  Probably the most popular size for beginners is the 6 inches x 12 inches Read more

Album Quilt

  An Album Quilt is a type of friendship quilt.  Individual blocks are signed by friends and assembled into a quilt.  Album Quilts are then Read more

Alternate set

Placing a different square between pieced squares is referred to as an alternate set.   In this quilt, the light pink squares alternate with the Read more


  This describes a style of quilt particular to the Amish people.  The Amish quilts are often made from traditional patterns with stunning Read more


Refers to the process by which one piece of fabric is applied to another.  There are many different applique techniques.  The type of stitching and the Read more
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