Category Archives: Nature’s Jewels

Quilting Ideas for Nature’s Jewels

By now, I know some of you have finished your quilt and are eagerly awaiting ideas for how to quilt your masteriece!  I know this because a bunch of you have contacted me and I’m determined to get this on my … Continue reading

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Nature’s Jewels Leftovers Project – Strippy Runner and Placemats

NATURE’S JEWELS BONUS PROJECT – What should you do with all of the leftovers from making Nature’s Jewels?  As promised, I’m offering a bonus project that uses leftover strips and smaller pieces that you can make with any group of … Continue reading

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Sewing and Pressing Stripsets

Sewing and Pressing Stripsets What could be hard about pressing the seam between two strips!!! Nothing, but there are ways to make sure the strips stay straight after pressing.  Have you ever ended up with stripsets that have a subtle … Continue reading

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Those Dreaded Dog Ears!

No matter how many triangles you have sewn, when faced with determining the correct size of a dog ear, are you still unsure how much of an overhang there should be?  I hope to take some of the mystery out … Continue reading

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Determining Right/Wrong Side of Batiks and Dyed Fabrics

For those of you about to begin your Nature’s Jewels quilt and for those of you just curious – here is my tip about how to know which side of your batik or hand-dyed fabric to use as the face-up side.  … Continue reading

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