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Category: Tutorials & Instruction

This is an archived listing of articles published on the Scissortail Quilting blog that provide how-to’s, tutorials and instruction for sewing and quilting techniques.

Vintage Quilt Repair: Techniques used to repair a 30’s Apple Core Quilt

If you love old quilts, this is the kind of story that will break your heart. I’m stitching along with my quilting group when my phone rings. The woman on the other end sounded completely desperate as she explains how she got my number and asks if I could…

A Change of Pace: How to get started with English Paper Piecing

This month I am changing gears a bit and have taken on a few large-scale English Paper Piecing projects. I’ve done a bit of English Paper Piecing in the past, but nothing very intricate or fussy. A few friends have shown interest in the topic and so…

How to Paper-piece a Quilt Block {aka Foundation-piecing}

Some of the most stunning quilt designs I have seen are achieved with paper-piecing (also known as foundation piecing.) I have a whole Pinterest Board section dedicated to paper-pieced quilts. If you’d like to see some really intricate, jaw-dropping quilts, check it out. In today’s…

How to Make a String Quilt Block

Hello! Last week I posted an article on how to trim and match points on string quilts, and in particular how to do this on a pattern I wrote earlier this year called the “Let’s Mingle” Quilt. Today I thought I would share a technique for how to make…

Tips for Trimming and Matching Points on Strip Quilt Blocks {like in the Let’s Mingle Pattern}

The Let’s Mingle Quilt Pattern is one of the latest quilt designs I have released for sale in my pattern shop. The design is a repeat of one clever little quilt block that I call the Mingle Quilt Block. When grouped together, the block creates a great secondary pattern…