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Sewing Methods for Quilters

Learn hand piecing and machine sewing methods that are used to create a quilt.
  1. Quick Piecing Techniques
  2. Quilting Glossary
  3. Rotary Cutting Techniques
  4. Hand Piecing Your Quilts (3)
  5. Pressing Techniques (2)
  6. Using Templates (3)
  7. Machine Piecing Your Quilts (11)

How to Make a Yo-Yo Quilt
Learn to make Yo-Yos, those little rosettes that are assembled with circles of fabric. You can use yo yos in lots of ways, even if you don't want to make an entire yo-yo quilt.

How to Sew Quilt Blocks with Partial Seams
Learn to sew quilt blocks that are constructed with partial seams -- it's an easy technique that you'll often encounter.

How to Make Half Square Triangle Units
Use this easy method to make quick pieced half square triangle units.

Make Half Square Triangles on a Long Grid
Use the long-grid method to easily sew a batch of half square triangle units.

How to Adjust Sewing Machine Tension
Here are a few tips you can use to adjust your sewing machine's tension.


Use this quick technique to locate a fabric's straight grain (crosswise or lengthwise) so that cuts are as on-grain as possible.

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