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Machine Piecing

    Machine piecing refers to piecing the quilt on your sewing machine as opposed to hand piecing which is sewing the quilt by hand. Read more

Marking

Quilters mark their quilts with a design using many different tools and techniques. Always test a scrap of fabric before marking your quilt top. The marking Read more

Masking Tape

  Thin masking tape (1/4 inch thick) to thicker tape (1 inch thick) can be applied to your top temporarily to be used as a guide for quilting Read more

Meander

  Quilt meandering refers to a type of random stitching pattern that will add texture to the quilt surface. It can be done by hand or by machine. Read more

Measuring tape

    A tape made of fabric or plastic that is marked off in inches or centimeters is used to measure items that are curved. Read more

Medallion Quilt

A medallion quilt is a quilt with a large center block that is the focal point of the quilt. It may be surrounded by other quilt blocks or borders. Sometimes Read more

Mirror Image

Mirror image shapes look like the same shape, but when placed in the quilt block they must “mirror” each other. Learn about quilt patterns that Read more

Muslin

  Muslin fabric is a type of woven cotton material that quilters often use as a background fabric. It usually costs less than other cottons. Read more
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