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Fraternal Twins Quilt Designs
“Fraternal Twins” Make Great Quilts  Omission of a portion of a block design can create a new block that alternates with the original block. In addition, it saves fabric, cuts piecing time and adds design interest to a quilt. In...
Combination Quilts—A Bonus Wallhanging
When one quilt with all the same blocks is tiresome and a sampler is too much variety, a combination quilt may be just the thing to make.
Using the Sierra Reel Block in Quilts
The Sierra Reel block is a perfect example of a block that can be set side-by-side, but is enhanced by linking or overlapping units to create a new design. It is easier than it sounds, because you develop two basic...
Induction of Marti Michell into the Quilters Hall of Fame
The Quilters Hall of Fame Celebration July 15-17, 2021 Featuring the induction of Marti Michell! A popular teacher, Marti travels extensively, having now taught in 49 states and 26 countries. Look through your library of quilting books and you’ll surely...
Let’s Make Flying Geese with Templates!
With From Marti Michell Templates, you can cut triangle pairs to make up to 31 sizes of Flying Geese units – just cut the triangles and sew them together, no center seams like there are with half-square triangles, and no...
Want to take a virtual class with me next week?
–THIS CLASS IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE– For the last 25 years, I’ve taught classes at the Sewing and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, Washington. Every year, over 25,000 people have made the trek. This year, the event is virtual – if...
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