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Changing Quilts in Mid-Stream

Posted by on Jun 30, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

It occurred to me the other day that very few of my quilts have ended up the way I planned them when I started out, and that the ones I’m most proud of are the ones that veered most from their intended plan.

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2013 Pennsylvania National Quilt Show Entry Deadlines

Posted by on Jun 30, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

The theme of this year’s Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza is “Take Me Home.”  If you’re planning to enter a quilt in it, you’ll need to submit your entry materials by August 21, 2013.

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Modern Quilts Unlimited 2013 Block Challenge

Posted by on Jun 23, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

Are you a quilter with a talent for design?  Have you ever wanted to see your work published in a quilt magazine?  If so, this may be the contest for you.

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10 Ways to Shrink Your Fabric Stash

Posted by on Jun 23, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

  1. Make a dozen coordinating napkins.  These make a great housewarming or hostess gift.
  2. Throw pillows are a quick and easy project.  Make several sets so you can change them out frequently.
  3. Sew gift bags, either for holidays or other occasions. They’re pretty and re-usable.
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World Quilt Competition XVII Entry Deadline

Posted by on Jun 16, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

Entries are now being accepted for the 2013 World Quilt Competition, with the quilts to be shown at the World Quilt Show – New England in Manchester, NH.  The deadline for mailed-in and online entries is July 10, 2013, so time is short if you’re thinking of entering.

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When Your Honey Hates Your Hobby

Posted by on Jun 16, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

As I’ve said before, my husband is a “quilting enabler” and I love that he supports my quilting passion as he does, but I’ve been thinking lately about the plight of those quilters whose spouses are unsupportive, dismissive, complaining, or outright angry about their quilting hobby.

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How to Make a Pillowcase

Posted by on Jun 15, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

This tutorial presents a great method for sewing a pillowcase that has no exposed raw edges.

To sew a standard-size pillowcase you’ll need 7/8 yard of cotton print fabric for the body of the pillowcase and 3/8 yard coordinating fabric for the band.

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Making Quilts Kids Will Love

Posted by on Jun 15, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

Quilters make a lot of quilts for kids, whether those kids are members of their own family, the child of a friend, or a total stranger.  No one loves a quilt more than a child does, but by using these tips you can increase the kid-appeal of your next kid’s quilt.

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2013 Hoffman Challenge® Open

Posted by on Jun 2, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

The annual Hoffman Challenge ® contest for quilts, dolls, clothing and accessories is now open, and you can see this year’s Challenge fabric here.  With a deadline of July 19, 2013, it’s time to get quilting if you want to enter!

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