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Safety Pins

If you are a machine quilter then you must use safety pins to baste together the layers of your quilt. Safety pins should be pinned about 3 inches apart Read more

Sampler Quilt

A sampler quilt is made from a sample of blocks. These quilts are quite popular for beginning quilting classes. Often the instructor will plan the sampler Read more


Sandpaper for quilting? Whatever for? A fine sandpaper makes an excellent platform for tracing templates on to the fabric. The sandpaper grips the bottom Read more


      Blocks are separated by sashing in some quilts. The sashing is often cut from a solid color or tone-on-tone fabric Read more

Satin Stitch

  The satin stitch is a decorative stitch that often is used to border appliqued pieces. Read more
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