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Lap Quilting

Lap quilting is a method of quilting that can be done – in your lap. Small sections of the quilt are pieced and layered with the batting and backing. Read more

Lap Quilts

    A lap quilt fits over your lap. Any quilt under 60 inches square can be called a lap quilt. Sometimes beginners start their Read more


Some quilts are designed with fabric strips separating the blocks. These strips are sometimes referred to as the lattice.

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Layer Cakes

Layer Cakes is a name given to pre-cut squares that are 10 inch x 10 inch.     Also see: Pre-cuts   Read more

Layering a Quilt

Layering a quilt refers to the process when all three layers of the quilt are put together. In this photo that demonstrates layering a quilt, also known Read more

Loft Batting

  The thickness of the batting is the loft of the batting. A low loft batting may only be 1/4 inch thick. A high loft batting may be 3 inches Read more

Log Cabin

    The Log Cabin has been a popular quilt block for over 100 years.  The pattern has a square in the center (the hearth) surrounded Read more
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