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Pre-Cut Shortcuts: Quilt Tops in Less Time
Pre-Cut Shortcuts: Quilt Tops in Less Time
Amy Smart
Learn efficient techniques for working with pre-cuts and enjoy your fastest piecing ever.
Curiously Similar
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Is your stash stocked with pre-cut squares and strips? Find out how to turn them into beautiful blocks that look so complex, no one will know they were easy to sew!
Angela Pingel
Angela Pingel
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Strip down to the block-making essentials.
Barb Eikmeier
Barb Eikmeier
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Take the fuss out of diamonds and triangles! Discover simple shortcuts that will take you from strip set to stunning quilt in no time.
Joanna Figueroa
Joanna Figueroa

Join the discussion! While your instructor may choose to chime in, this space is intended as a maker-to-maker forum.

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