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Gudrun Erla of GE Designs offers a multitude of suggestions to improve your quilt piecing accuracy. From favorite stick pins, machine needles, thread, rotary cutters and rulers to achieving a scant 1/4" seam and proper pressing methods, Gudrun shares wisdom gathered from twenty years of quilting experience. Great info for both those beginning to quilt and a helpful review for experienced quilters, too.
Gudrun shows you how to calculate the most economical yardage for quilt backings and gives you tips on using different materials. Make your quilts interesting with pieced backings and a sewn in label. Worksheet downloads above
Learn the fast and easy Tube and Tear method for piecing backing from two widths of fabric
Cut your backing in half diagonally, shift one side down, sew it back together and presto you've just saved a boat load of fabric & money! And what quilter doesn't love to save money?! Using a brilliant worksheet from Jinny Beyer Studio based on a John Flynn method, Bradie is able to easily turn this 60" wide fabric into 77" without having to buy two full lengths of fabric. Worksheet download above