Mastering the Art of New York Beauty Quilting

In this article, we will take you through the final steps of creating a stunning New York Beauty quilt. We will cover cutting out the background and quarter circles, as well as curved piecing techniques. So, let's dive in. Cutting Out the Background and Quarter Circles. Cutting Out the Background and Quarter Circles To begin, you will need a template for your New York Beauty blocks. We recommend using freezer paper for its durability. Draw the shapes of the background and quarter circles on the dull side of the freezer paper, adding an eighth of an inch around the perimeter ... [Read More]

Mastering Quilting Techniques: Stitching in the Ditch and Creating Fun Designs

In this article, I will guide you through the process of stitching in the ditch and creating beautiful designs using rulers and free-motion quilting. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced quilter, these techniques will take your quilting skills to the next level. Stitching in the Ditch: Perfecting the Basics. Stitching in the Ditch: Perfecting the Basics Stitching in the ditch is a fundamental technique in quilting that involves quilting along the seams to create a clean and flat quilt top. Angela Walters, a renowned quilter, demonstrates how to use a basic straightedge ruler called Slim to achieve precise stitching ... [Read More]

Variations of a Rail Fence: A Quilting Tutorial

In this tutorial, we will learn different techniques and designs that you can use to create stunning rail fence quilts. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced quilter, this tutorial will provide you with inspiration and guidance to create your own unique rail fence quilt. The Rail Fence Block. The Rail Fence Block The rail fence block is the foundation of the rail fence quilt. It is a simple block that consists of horizontal strips sewn together. The number of strips and their arrangement can vary, allowing for endless design possibilities. Let's take a closer look at some examples ... [Read More]