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Quilt Blocks - Tips: Design Board

Posted by Karen on October 22nd, 2014


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I just returned from the Quilters of South Carolina retreat. This state guild brings together quilters for communication and education; it is an amazing, creative, talented group! My class was about precision piecing and the perfect ¼” seam allowance.


Our fabulous teacher made everyone in the class a design board so we could lay out our blocks – it was indispensable!   I thought our Quilt Blocks quilters would like to make one to lay out your block to check piece size, orientation, and stay organized in a small space.  This one is 14”, just right for a ...

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10 Tips Learned From Making My First Quilt

Posted by Katie Winn on October 17th, 2014


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I mentioned Monday and yesterday I was working on my very first quilt. I haven't completed it yet, but I've definitely made it far enough to learn several valuable lessons.  Karen's tips proved to be more helpful than I could have ever expected. Some of the tips I'm glad I listened to...and then there where tips I should have listened.  Today I wanted to share with you all what I've learned so far.

10 Tips learned from making my first quilt


1.  Having good quality tools is important.  Even if it's your first quilt and you ...

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Fabric Loft Giveaway

Posted by Katie Winn on October 16th, 2014


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Have you heard Fabric Loft has new products AND projects?! Earlier this week we shared the new projects just released for Fabric Loft. With so may great projects to choose from, I decided to try the Reversible Quilted Throw in efforts to create my very first quilt.  On Monday Karen was kind enough to share some of her top tips for a first time quilter and they have been very helpful as I work my way through this project. We thought it would be a great idea to give away the materials needed to make ...

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New Projects From Fabric Loft

Posted by Katie Winn on October 14th, 2014


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Have you heard we have new Fabric Loft products in Target?! We recently added three new collections to Fabric Loft: Avery, Dots, and Bronwen.  With new products come new projects! View some of the free projects using the latest in Fabric Loft.  If you see one you like, you can click through and download the project directions for free. If you aren't sure if Fabric Loft is available in a Target near you, visit this page to view the full list of Target stores.  If your store is not on the list and you ...

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10 Tips For Your First Quilt From A Seasoned Quilter

Posted by Katie Winn on October 13th, 2014


Do you remember your first quilt?  Or maybe you're still thinking about tackling that project.  This week I will be attempting my very first quilt.  I've always classified myself as more of a "crafter" but knew the time would come for me to try creating my own quilt. With the introduction of our latest Fabric Loft designs into Target, I knew it was the time.  We have a lovely new quilt project available for the new Fabric Loft strips that's easy for a beginner quilter.  Before I start this big adventure, I asked Karen to share some ...

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