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    Some panels come with patchwork or applique printed on the fabric like these red and white applique blocks.  Other panels depict Read more

Paper Piecing

    Paper piecing is a technique used in piecing. The fabric is sewn to a paper pattern. When the block is completed, the paper is Read more

Partial Seams

Quilters like to sew straight seams because these are easy to manage. At times, a more difficult inset seam is needed to complete a pieced block. Sometimes Read more

Patchwork Piecing

Patchwork is a term that describes the piecing in the quilt top. In this photo, patchwork piecing can be seen in the different stars in this quilt. Read more


    The term pattern has multiple meanings in the quilting world. Printed patterns can give quilters the directions they need Read more
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