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On Point

On point refers to a type of quilt setting where the quilt block is turned at a 45 degree angle.  In the photo, the Pinwheel square (top right) has been Read more

One Patch

    One patch quilts have a pattern made up of only one shape that is repeated throughout the quilts; all triangles, all rectangles, Read more

Orphan Blocks

Blocks that are left over from quilting projects are called Orphan blocks. These blocks can be recycled and placed in new projects or they can be traded Read more

Outline Quilting

Outline quilting gives texture to a piece.  The design (appliqué, pieced block or fabric motif) is outlined by your quilting. This can be done by hand Read more
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