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I'm published! Quilted Wall Hangings: 11 unique projects for quilt lovers

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I've been published!   Check out my modern quilt wall hanging, Coral Gem,  published in the new Leisure Arts Publishing  Quilted Wall Hangings: 11 unique projects for quilt lovers .   "Coral Gem" Wall Quilt by Monica Curry BUY HERE!

How to make bag straps with quilt batting

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Apple Cider Market Tote aka Winslow Market Tote I first saw this tote pattern in the 2018 issue of Make It! Patchwork.  It was designed by Kathy Mack and was showcased on the Quilting Arts TV Episode #601 . It was originally featured as the  Winslow Market Tote and has since been renamed the  Apple Cider Market Tote .  I haven't made many bags, but I fell in love with this one as soon as I saw it. I wasn't sure, however, what fat quarters to use for it. When I finally dug through my stash, I found the perfect fabric for this tote ─  Into the Garden by Amanda Herring for Riley Blake. I bought this fat quarter bundle several years ago and loved it so much I didn't want to cut it! I also wanted to make pretty matching straps for this bag, but I wasn't sure how to make bag straps. I heard you could use quilt batting for straps and thought that this would be a great way to use up my batting scraps. After a YouTube search, I found a great tutorial for making bag straps wi

Round Table Placemat

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If you have a round table for your home, why not make a few of these elegant-looking "round" placemats. They fit beautifully on a 42 inch and up dining table. I think they look much nicer on a round table than the traditional rectangle placemats.  Makes a wonderful Christmas Setting The placemat patterns come in three styles that are very easy to make: a reversible, seven-wedge, and nine-wedge placemat. All the templates are full page printable. BUY NOW

How to Make French Fold Binding

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French Fold binding is one of the most popular quilt bindings and for good reason. Because the fabric is doubled, French Fold binding creates a durable edge for your quilt. It's particularly good for quilts and quilted items that are going to get a lot of laundering. It's a very simple binding to make. I use it on all my quilt projects. If you want to add a little flair to your French Fold binding, see my tutorial on French Fold with Flange binding. HOW TO MAKE FRENCH FOLD BINDING 1) DETERMINE THE BINDING LENGTH YOU NEED   EXAMPLE : Finished quilt size = 54" × 60" (54" × 2) + (60" × 2) + 10" = 238" (10" extra is added for finishing the binding). (238" ÷ 36") = 6.6 yards You will need 6.6 ≈ 7 yards of binding for a 54" × 60" finished quilt. If making bias binding, cut your fabric strips on the diagonal before making your binding. 2) DETERMINE THE BINDING WIDTH YOU NEED Decide on the binding width you need, then refer t