Before you start ……..


Tutorials for some of the basics ……..

looking after your machine, rotary cutting, preparing fabric etc.

First up though, a lesson in teaching creativity

Ways not to kill classroom creativity

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Crafting 101: How to Clean and Oil Your Scissors

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Letter to a New Quilter

by Dee on her blog Piece by Piece

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Getting Ready

by EstherAliu on her blog, Esther’s Blog

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Is all cotton fabric the same?

from Passion4Quilting by Sue

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Jan T’s Patchwork School On line

Lots of free tips and hints, plus paid courses.

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Helpful Tips for Perfect Pressing

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Measuring Up

from Field Trips in Fiber by Vicki Welsh

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SIZING YOUR BED QUILT

from Stargazey

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The Cotton Chronicles

by The Curious Quilter

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Sew, Sew, Saturday…All About Needles

from Sew Many Ways… by Karen from Sew Many Ways…

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The Broken Needle

and

I like Bohin – Their Needles & Their Company

from Needle’nThread.com by Mary Corbet

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Mini Ironing Board

by Sandy on The Silver Thimble

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Equipment Guide

Fabric Guide

by Jan T Urquhart Baillie

Jan T’s Utopia

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The Language of Quilts

on my other blog, Stuff-Ups

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ROTARY CUTTING AND OTHER BASICS

Starch

by Diane Gaudynski

on her blog

Diane Gaudynski ….. A New Tradition in Quilting

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Judy Martin

Demonstrates her new method of taping templates to a ruler so you can cut unusual shapes

http://www.youtube.com/user/JudyMartinBooks

This is one of the most useful things for a quilter to learn.

Any shape with straight sides can be cut with a rotary cutter, using a basic straight ruler!

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Quarter Inch Accuracy

on the blog Quilty Kind of Girl

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Quilting Articles and Video Demonstrations

by Leah Day

on her Website Day Style Designs

Subjects covered include washing, ironing, cutting, piecing, quilting and binding.

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Follow These Rules When Using Decorative Blades

from Artfabrik by Laura Wasilowski

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Drafting Patterns

from my other blog Stuff-Ups

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Be your own Virtuoso

Draft your own Patterns even if you can’t draw

by Helen Stubbings on her blog Hugs from Helen

2 Responses to Before you start ……..

  1. quiltcetera says:

    Thank you for including me. :)
    Bradie Sparrow

    • Bradie,

      Thank you for providing something useful for us all out here.

      Whenever I find a lesson I think is worth saving I save it where others can use it too. Most are for techniques I teach and use myself, others for things I just might need one day! You have some other lessons I should include sometime as well, but sometimes just getting one from a good site is a reference for later.

      Judy B

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