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Sewing Tips

A Solution for “Just-Too-Narrow” Quilt Backing Fabric

When your quilt is just wider than your backing fabric, we’ve got a solution!

Binding Quilted Projects

We’ve gathered together some of our favorite techiques for binding quilted projects with downloadable informationa and some great videos, too.

Blocking — How to “Encourage” Your Blocks to Size

A steam iron can be your friend in getting your quilt blocks to size.

Converting Foundation-Piecing Patterns For Traditional Sewing Techniques

Not a big fan of paper piecing? Here’s how to convert a foundation-pieced block design for traditional piecing.

Converting Strip-Piecing to Traditional Quiltmaking Techniques

Here’s how to convert a pattern that uses strip-piecing to traditional quilt-making techniques.


Y-seams scare off many quilters. But if you can start and stop sewing on a dot, you can make a perfect set-in seam. Here’s how.

Making Templates

Rotary cutting with acrylic rulers is a wonderful tecnique, but there are lots of shapes that must be cut using templates. Don’t worry — it’s easy. Jinny shows you how.

Partial Seams

Some blocks that look like they require an inset seam can actually be constructed using a much faster technique: a partial seam. Let’s see how it works.

Sewing Curves

Careful marking is the secret to sewing curved patches. It ensures your patches line up and your stitching is an accurate 1/4-inch.

The Importance of Fabric Grain When Cutting Patches

To give yourself the best chance for blocks that lie flat and smooth, consider the fabric grainline when positioning your patches for cutting. Jinny gives you some tips!

Tips for Piecing a Radiant or Lone Star

Piecing a Lone Star can seem like a daunting task but with strip-piecing techniques and a few tips we think you will find this much easier than expected.