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Updated Articles and Resources

By Janet Wickell

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Sixteen Point Star Quilt Block Pattern Created: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Use easy quick piecing techniques when you sew my Sixteen Point Star quilt block pattern. The quilt block finishes at 12" square.
    • Easy Rail Fence Baby Quilt Pattern Created: Wednesday, January 06, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Use my Rail Fence baby quilt pattern to sew a an easy patchwork quilt that's perfect for beginning quilters.
    • Learn How to Make Denim Quilts Created: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      You don't need a special quilt pattern to make a denim quilt, but my denim quilts advice will help you complete the project with ease.
    • How to Sew an Interlocking Chains Quilt with Sashing Created: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Use my easy quilt pattern to sew an Interlocking Chains quilt with patchwork sashing.
    • Interlocking Chains Quilt Block Pattern Created: Thursday, April 17, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Use my easy quilt block pattern to create a quilt with a series of interlocking chains.
    • Learn How to Make a Rag Quilt Created: Sunday, December 16, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      A rag quilt is easy to make, and once you learn basic rag quilt methods, you'll know how turn other quilt patterns into ragged versions. We'll show you how.
    • How to Do a Fabric Burn Test to Identify Fibers in Fabric Created: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Learn how to do a fabric burn test to help determine if a fabric is made from cotton or other fibers, such as wool, silk or polyester.
    • Free Rag Quilt Patterns... You'll Love this Easy Quilting Method Created: Saturday, July 11, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Rag quilts patterns are fun and easy to make -- a perfect choice for beginning quilters. Learn how easy it is to assemble one of my free rag quilt patterns.
    • Should You Prewash Your Quilting Fabrics? Created: Monday, February 13, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Should you pre-wash your quilting fabrics? The answer depends on the fabrics and the final design of the quilt. We'll help you decide.
    • Cathedral Windows Rag Quilt Pattern Created: Thursday, July 09, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Try my Cathedral Windows rag quilt pattern for your next ragged project. The pattern is suitable for all quilters, beginners to experienced.
    • Color Value and Contrast in Quilts Created: Thursday, March 23, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Color value determines whether your quilting fabrics contrast with each other, or blend. Get the facts about color value before choosing fabrics.
    • How to Use a Color Wheel Created: Sunday, March 26, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A color wheel is a simple tool that can help you choose colors for a quilt. Get the basics to learn how colors interact with each other.
    • Easy Bricks and Cobblestones Quilt Pattern Created: Saturday, July 14, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Bricks and Cobblestones is an easy quilt block pattern that's perfect for beginners or experienced quilters.
    • Broken Dishes Baby Quilt Pattern Created: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Use my Broken Dishes baby quilt pattern to make this popular patchwork quilt.
    • Ohio Star Quilt Block Pattern Created: Saturday, September 01, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Use quick piecing techniques to assemble Ohio Star quilt blocks, a traditional quilt block pattern that's always popular.
    • What Is Fussy Cut Fabric? Created: Friday, December 22, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Learn how to fussy cut fabric for quilts when you'd like to target a special motif.
    • Learn How to Make a String Quilt Created: Sunday, February 18, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Learn string quilting techniques, a simple freehand version of foundation piecing. Get started with my simple string quilt tutorial.
    • How to Measure and Sew Borders to a Quilt Created: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Use my easy instructions to learn how to measure and sew straight borders to a quilt -- an important step that can help square up skewed projects.
    • Rotary Cutting for Quilters Created: Friday, February 24, 2006 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Learn how to rotary cut fabric for quilts. Rotary cutting is one of the most important skills a new quilter should master. My tutorial explains.
    • Learn How to Paper Piece a Quilt Created: Friday, April 14, 2006 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Paper piecing is a simple and traditional quilt making technique. After you've made one paper pieced quilt, sewing more will be a breeze.
    • Homemade Christmas Ornaments: Folded Fabric Stars Created: Wednesday, December 02, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Use your imagination to assemble my easy homemade Christmas ornaments. These folded fabric star ornament are perfect for any holiday or event.
    • How to Make a Scrap Quilt Created: Sunday, December 30, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Learn how to make a scrap quilt with my scrap quilting tips and techniques. Grab your fabric scraps (or cut pieces from larger yardage) and start sewing.
    • Free Patterns for 12-inch Quilt Blocks Created: Thursday, April 22, 2010 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      All of the free quilt block patterns in this collection finish at 12-inches square, a popular size for nearly any quilting project.
    • Baby Quilt Patterns: Dawn's Light Created: Monday, December 26, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Use my free baby quilt pattern to make Dawn's Light, a mixture of pinwheel and framed four-patch quilt blocks.
    • How to Sew a Quarter Inch Seam Allowance for Quilts Created: Monday, February 20, 2006 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Learn how to sew a quarter inch seam allowance so that your quilt blocks and quilts are perfect, every time.
    • Easy Framed Nine Patch Quilt Pattern Created: Thursday, October 15, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      In this easy quilt pattern, frames surround a simple nine patch quilt, but the frames are flip-flopped to create visual movement across the face of the quilt.
    • Learn How to Calculate Yardage to Make a Quilt Created: Saturday, June 14, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Use my tutorial to learn how to calculate yardage for a quilt. Once you've practiced a few yardage calculations, they'll all be a cinch.
    • Best Tools for Beginning Quilters Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Which quilting tools do beginning quilters really need? Our list of the best beginners' quilting tools will help you make quilts with ease.
    • Subscribe to My Free Quilting Newsletter Created: Monday, April 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Stay up to date with new quilt patterns and how-to articles by subscribing to Janet Wickell's free quilting newsletter.
    • Easter Applique and Coloring Book for Kids Created: Saturday, April 19, 2014 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      Use my Easter themed images to create applique quilts, for embroidery, or to make an Easter coloring book for kids.
    • Thirties Pinwheel in a Square Quilt Block Pattern Created: Friday, March 27, 2009 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      Fabrics reminiscent of the 1930s are a perfect match for this free Pinwheel in a Square quilt block pattern.
    • Learn How to Cut Patchwork Shapes for Quilts Created: Friday, March 10, 2006 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      Learn how to rotary cut patchwork shapes for quilts, such as squares and rectangles, diamonds, all sorts of triangles and more.

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