A Quilts of Valor sampler quilt with pieced backing, showing the quilting pattern Stars & Stripes by Quilter's Niche. I donated the quilting on this quilt.

Should Longarm Quilters Do Free Charity Quilting?

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If you are a longarm quilter, especially one who belongs to a guild, you have probably been asked to provide free charity quilting on one (or several) charity quilts. These may be quilts that are donated to a fund-raising auction, given to victims of fires or other disasters, used for Quilts of Valor or other veterans groups, Project Linus, or any number of other community service, or charitable groups. READ MORE...


Why to Tear Wide Backs Instead of Cutting

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When fabric is rolled on a bolt, it often goes on crooked. You may have noticed this if you cut strips from your fabric and they form a “V” instead of being nice and straight. Due to the extra width, and being folded an extra time, wide backs are more susceptible to this.

Here is a wide back I received recently. When it’s unrolled it from the bolt, it seems fine, doesn’t it? READ MORE...