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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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Needle Plate from Quiltnotes All Blogs

The needle plate, sometimes called the throat plate, covers the area near the needle. There are 2 commonly used needle plates: the zig zag plate, shown above, and the straight stitch plate shown below. In this article you will learn about the differences in these plates and why you might want to have both of them on hand.

The straight stitch plate has a single hole for the needle to enter the fabric and is used for straight stitching only. The zig zag plate is used for zig zag stitching as well as other decorative stitching that requires the needle ...

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