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February 23, 2021
Using Scraps From Pre-Cut Strips from Quiltnotes All Blogs

NOTE: In October 2017 I posted this one minute video on using scraps from pre-cut strips. Since that time I have probably made 5 or 6 more of these. That's a lot of scraps.

Here is the finished quilt!

It measures 60″ x 80″. The finished squares are 2″. That’s 30 across and 40 down for a total of 1200 squares!

I used Signature Cotton Thread. It is variegated colors called Fab Five. The quilting design is Classic Stipple by Apricot Moon Designs from

Tips For Using Scraps From Pre-Cut Strips

I probably could have finished ...

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January 20, 2021
Machine Applique from Quiltnotes All Blogs

Applique means "to apply" and applique in quilting means to apply one or more fabrics on top of the other. Apply the applique by machine or by hand. This article looks at two machine applique techniques: raw edge applique and turn under applique. The two most popular machine applique stitches are the zig zag stitch (also known as the satin stitch) and the buttonhole stitch (also known as the blanket stitch).

Close-up of button hole stitch in machine applique. This is a decorative stitch that you want to see. Instead of matching the thread color to the background applique, the ...

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