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The Simple Stripes Quilt - Cover Quilt + Kits

  The Simple Stripes Quilt Pattern is now live in the shop!  About the Simple Stripes Quilt  The Simple Stripes Quilt is a minimalist pattern with a little something for everyone! This pattern was a true labor of love, and I can't wait to tell you all about it.      The design challenge I set myself with this pattern was to create something that was extremely low waste. I won't call this quilt zero-waste -- it's not! -- but it will leave you with minimal leftover scrappage. Whether you make the baby size or the throw size, you'll end up with so little waste that it will easily fit in the palm of your hand! You'll end up with a few...

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How to Cut Fabric for Quilting

    Reading a Cutting Chart   Most patterns will give you a cutting chart, which tells you exactly how to slice up your fabric. Cutting charts are quick and easy to use once you get used to them. They have a few common conventions, which we’ll review below.    Here’s part of the cutting chart for my Simple Stripes Quilt.       In the leftmost column, you’ll notice I’ve listed the color to be cut - labeled “Background”. Instructions for each quilt size are listed in a new column.    Let’s look at the Baby cutting instructions.    (12) 2 1/2” x WOF strips   This instruction is telling us to cut 12 strips, 2 1/2 inches wide, across...

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How to Hand Bind a Quilt

  At this point in your quilt-making journey, you’ve finished quilting, and you’re ready to finish those edges with some binding!    I usually prefer machine binding, but the quiltiverse seems to agree that hand binding is the easiest method, especially for beginners. If this is your first quilt, you will probably want to hand bind it! And even experienced quilters often stick to hand-binding because of how clean the finish is. In this tutorial, I'll show you the process of hand binding, step by step.    The kind of binding we will use today is called double-fold binding because it gets folded once before attached to your quilt, then again when you go to sew the binding on.    We call the...

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