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If you were taken with Cynthia England's (Episode 1421) no tear paper piecing technique when creating her quilts,then you'll definitely want to check out these three artists and their techniques for perfect piecing.

Remember: As a Star Member, you have access to EVERY SHOW, EVERY TEACHER, AND EVERY TECHNIQUE . . . PLUS, in our Little Scrap of Magic lessons, we're creating small projects to practice some of the techniques taught in the current shows.

Just 21¢ a show. Practice is free.

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Setting in a perfect paper pieced curve
with Jacqueline de Jonge (Episode 911)

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Make miniature quilts using a combination of paper and strip piecing
with Terrie Sandelin
Episode 511

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Creative ideas using stripes
with Anita Grossman Solomon  (Episode 905)

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Have you ever thought about what's in those expensive dryer sheets you use on laundry day? Most contain chemicals that permeate your clothes and linens. Hmmmm. Why not make something that costs just pennies and is environmentally friendly?

Dryer balls are felted wool balls that fluff your laundry and reduce static. With just a few items (old panty hose, yarn, and scraps of felt) you can make several of these little gems in no time using this easy tutorial we found on Fiberartsy.com.

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If you were inspired by Carolyn Konig's (Episode 1411) attention to detail when re-creating traditional quilts, then you'll definitely want to check out these three artists and their techniques for carrying on stunning handwork traditions.

Remember: As a Star Member, you have access to EVERY SHOW, EVERY TEACHER, AND EVERY TECHNIQUE . . . PLUS, in our Little Scrap of Magic lessons, we're creating small projects to practice some of the techniques taught in the current shows.

Just 22¢ a show. Practice is free.

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Learn finger pinning for hand piecing
with Jinny Beyer in Episode 601.

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Learn to make a traditional
Isle of Man Folded Roof Tile block
using your hand to determine measurements
for cutting and sewing with Pepper Cory in Episode 1007.

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Join the fun by making your own version of the TQS 2014 BOM quilt, designed by Janet Stone . This month's homework is to make letters N, P, R, O and sashing, plus joining everything you have completed so far.

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Don't forget to watch the companion tutorial with BOM Specialist Julie Cefalu as she shares tips for piecing an accurate 1/4 square triangle block and pressing open seams.

P.S. You can watch Janet in Episode 1401.

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This week's Little Scraps of Magic block encorporates both string piecing and half-square triangles Bonnie Hunter shared Jamestown in Episode 1410. Visit our Projects page for cutting and assembly instructions, and make a block that evokes your unique color personality.

Little Scraps of Magic is a series of fun, doable, confidence-building techniques and projects that TQS has been sharing throughout the year. 

Have you been making Little Scraps of Magic? Head on over to the Show and Tell page and see what everyone else has been up to.

Click here to learn more about Little Scraps of Magic.

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If you were inspired by the way Bonnie Hunter (Episode 1410) creates so many stunning scrap quilts with fun and easy sorting and other construction tricks, then you'll definitely want to check out these three artists and their techniques for making the best use of quilting time.

Remember: As a Star Member, you have access to EVERY SHOW, EVERY TEACHER, AND EVERY TECHNIQUE . . . PLUS, in our Little Scrap of Magic lessons, we're creating small projects to practice some of the techniques taught in the current shows.

Just 22¢ a show. Practice is free.

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Practice your accuracy while making a nine-patch from two 8" squares
with Tommy Romano (Episode 1104).

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Piece a dynamic Eight-pointed Star using fabric strips
with Edyta Sitar (Episode 1112).

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 Make successful fabric choices that lead to
wonderful scrap quilts with Alex (Episode 1307).

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This week's Little Scraps of Magic project is the Sailboat block Ricky shared in Episode 1409. Show off your personality by making a block that evokes your true colors. For cutting and assembly instructions ,visit our Projects page.

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Little Scraps of Magic
 is a series of fun, doable, confidence-building techniques tand projects that TQS has been sharing throughout the year. 

Have you been making Little Scraps of Magic? Head on over to the Show and Tell page and see what everyone else has been up to.

Click here to learn more about Little Scraps of Magic.

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(The Video lessons are great even for those not doing the quilt.)

Join us this month to work on letters "K" and "L" and "M" of our 2014 BOM quilt, designed by Janet Stone.

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And don't forget to watch the companion tutorial with BOM Specialist Julie Cefalu to get great tips on piecing perfect blocks.

P.S. You can watch Janet in Episode 1401.

 

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Even Alex is tired of the hassle involved with squaring up a quilt. Well . . . things are about to get easier! Just try this super-clever method using a tool readily available from your neighborhood hardware store.  

 

Michelle of quiltsalot uses laser levels and square rulers on a tabletop after washing and blocking her quilts. She says "It pays to have a couple of large trestle tables to work on if you can't crawl around the floor." We think Alex might have a trip to the hardware store looming in her near future.

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Planning a quick weekend getaway anytime soon? Then you'll love this fast-and-easy carryall that will easily hold all your essentials. With a minimum of fabric, you can whip one up before this weekend even arrives. 

The free, downloadble pattern is available on the Robert Kaufman website here. The designer, Anna Graham of Noodlehead, even provides some great tips to guide you along the process. Don't forget to check out her Flicker page here as well, to see some very clever bags made by others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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