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Darning foot

A darning foot is an attachment for your sewing machine. It can be made from plastic or metal. Usually a small square or circle is at the base of this Read more

Decorative Stitches

Decorative stitches are stitches that …. decorate! Most embroidery stitches are considered decorative stitches. These can be done by hand or by machine Read more

Design Wall

The design wall is where you lay out your quilt. It is much easier to see the overall design of your quilt when it is vertical and viewed from a distance. Read more

Diagonal Set

‘Set’ refers to the way you set up the blocks in your quilt. A diagonal set means the blocks are turned ‘on point’ (squares turned into diamonds). The Read more

Diamonds

There are many different shapes in this quilt – triangles, squares, octagon, kites and diamonds.  The diamond shape at the end of each star point has Read more

Dominant Color

The dominant color of a quilt is the color that stands out the most when viewing. In the above quilt top, white is the background fabric and blue is Read more

Drafting

Quilt drafting refers to drawing your quilt block on paper (usually graph paper). You can use your drafted block to make templates and/or to figure out Read more
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