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Quarter Inch Foot

A quarter inch foot is a type of foot that you can buy for your sewing machine to help guide you to stitch an accurate ¼” seam. Some newer “quilter Read more

Quarter Square Triangle

A quarter square triangle is a right angle triangle that has a straight of grain hypotenuse. It looks like a half square triangle (right angle triangle Read more

Queen Size

A queen size mattress top measures 60 inches by 80 inches.

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Quilt Background

The quilt background is the fabric that is in the background of the quilt block. Often this fabric is solid, tone-on-tone or has little pattern. In Read more

Quilt Backing

The quilt backing is the fabric that goes on the back of the quilt – easy! This can be one large piece of fabric or it can be made from several different Read more

Quilt Basting

Basting is the process of temporarily sewing or pinning fabric together. This can be done by hand or by machine. Quilters use basting to temporarily position Read more

Quilt Batting

This is the stuff that goes in the middle of the quilt ‘sandwich’. Just as there are many different choices for quilt batting so are there many different Read more

Quilt Binding

Quilt Binding goes around the outer edge of the quilt. It is a long strip of fabric that is sometimes cut on the bias. Not all quilts have binding. Quilts Read more

Quilt Blocks

Quilt blocks are design units often presented in rectangular shapes. There are thousands of block patterns that can be put together to build a quilt. A Read more

Quilt Borders

Quilt borders do exactly as they say – border the quilt.  Borders may be made of one fabric or they may be pieced. A mitered border meets in the Read more
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