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Quilting Tips

The best resource for helpful quilting tips is friends.  At this month’s retreat at Watson Homestead, I was given an especially helpful hint:

  • When piecing, an option to spray starch or fabric finish is Best Press Alternative. There is no buildup on your iron or excess fabric stiffness.   Best Press helps the fabric block to hold its shape without distortion. (Thanks Jeanne for the tip.)

I tried it out when making some half-square triangles for a mystery quilt that I started at the retreat.  The resulting blocks were sooooo close to the finished size that in most cases all I had to do was trim the dog ears.

Untrimmed block

Untrimmed block

Some time the simplest hint makes quilt making easy as well as enjoyable.

There’s always time to quilt!

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