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March 19, 2021
Triple Play! Spools from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Natalie, Jenny, and Misty and their triple play spools quilts for Missouri Star Quilt Company.

Did you know? The world’s biggest spool of thread is located right here in Hamilton, Missouri! It’s 22 feet tall, 8 feet wide, and wrapped with ONE MILLION yards of thread. Come for a visit, and you can add a few yards of your own!

Jenny’s Design

World's Largest Spool quilt by Missouri Star Quilt Company.

It’s no secret we love thread, so our newest Triple Play tutorial is all about spools! We’re using charm packs, layer cakes, and 2.5 inch strips to create big spools, little spools, and everything in between! Fun fact: Jenny’s larger-than-life spool quilt pattern is actually a ...

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December 7, 2020
Building Blocks: All About Precut Fabric from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Precut fabric saves time and effort when creating quilting projects.

Precut fabric revolutionized the quilting world. The quilting skill was historically passed down through teaching – one would learn the intricate and mathematical approach of measuring and cutting fabric by hand from the generation that came before. Anyone who has pieced a quilt knows it’s difficult work! Before you could even consider your project or layout, all the fabrics must be cut from bolts or repurposed from used materials. The margin for error was extraordinary, a single miscalculation could jeopardize an entire quilting project.

Quilting is now easier and more ...

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March 3, 2020
Silicone, Machine Quilting, Jelly Roll Quilt, and Goodbye Jittney from Elaine Adair Pieces

When I prepare to do machine quilting, I clean the surface of my sewing desk and use a light spray of this Silicone product.  There are many brands on the market, this is what I used today.  I use a light spray, lighter than hairspray,  and wipe it down.  It slickens the surface up wonderfully.  

It's always fun to see the quilting design start showing up.  Most of you bloggers are seasoned sewists, so forgive me if I'm being redundant.  I use Top Stitching needle, and top and bottom thread was the Essential from Connecting Threads.  I ...

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