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A New Angle on Quilting

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A New Angle on Quilting

Hi friends, You know I've got the quilting bug when these two books come out: quilty The BH&G Complete Guide to Quilting is the first quilting book I ever bought and still the one I turn to when I'm planning a new project or trying a new technique. The Ladies' Art Company Block Tool is a fairly new acquisition, but it's a fabulous resource, with scores of traditional (and not-so-traditional) blocks adapted for rotary cutting and string piecing. hexes I've also been thinking about English paper piecing. According to this article, “English paper piecing can produce spectacular results and is ideal for sewing long diamonds with 45-degree points, wide diamonds with 60-degree points and hexagon patterns.” One of the nice things about English paper piecing is that it can be as casual or exact as you like, and you can make the paper pattern pieces out of just about anything. Buy templates, download some to print, trace them on scrap paper or use freezer paper...there are tons of options. Here's an English Paper Piecing tutorial from Alicia Paulson. (There are many such tutorials out there, just Google it and have a gander.) Get more inspiration at these Flickr groups: Great Hexagon Quilt-Along; Handsome Hexies; English Paper Piecing.
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