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Ready to Quilt: Quick Tips to Get You Started
Ready to Quilt: Quick Tips to Get You Started
Sandi Blackwell
Make your first quilt sandwich a success!
Curiously Similar
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Discover foolproof tips and tricks to make any sewing machine run like a dream!
Cyndi Souder
Cyndi Souder
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Make quilts that are a cut above! Learn essential cutting, piecing, pressing, quilting and binding techniques for projects you love.
Laura Nownes
Laura Nownes
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Explore quilting essentials as you make a quilt from start to finish.
Christa Watson
Christa Watson

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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