Q-torials (tutorials)

Halloween Treat – Easy Bag Tutorial

October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween,Q-bies! It has been an incredibly busy week, what with getting back from Houston and all. Of course, it would have been a bit easier if I had gotten some of my holiday sewing done before we went to Market! Somehow yesterday I got junior editor Cydney’s costume pulled together. (Still not quite sure [...]

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Now Touring: Marie Bostwick’s Between Heaven And Texas

May 8, 2013

I have a friend who swears she could be blindfolded as she’s driven across the New Mexico-Texas state line, and she will still know the exact instant she begins to breathe the air of the Motherland. She’s Texas-born and bred, and although she’s in the Land of Enchantment now, any ol’ part of the Lone [...]

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Q-torial: Scalloped Borders

September 17, 2012

A scalloped border–whether shallow or deep–instantly adds graphic interest to a quilt, and it’s not as hard as it looks. (For scallops in action, take a look at Baby Bubblicious by Victoria Findlay Wolfe in our Fall 2012 issue.) Now, a scalloped border may not be hard, but it does call for advance planning. Before [...]

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Q-torial: Improv Piecing, Part 2

September 14, 2012

In our Fall 2012 print issue, quilt goddess Sarah Fielke gives us a fun little doll quilt that uses improvisational piecing. However, if you’re strictly a by-the-pattern sewist, freedom  can be a little intimidating. We can help you with that. GenQ technical editor Vicki Tymczyszyn has prepared a two-part tutorial that demystifies this free-wheeling technique. [...]

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Q-torial: Improv Piecing, Part 1

September 6, 2012

Internationally known quilter, designer and author Sarah Fielke delights us all in the latest issue of GenQ (Fall 2012, in shops and on newsstands now) with a sassy little dolly quilt that’s big on improv and high on fun. If improv piecing is new to you, though, you might need a bit o’ practice. GenQ [...]

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Q-torials: Hanging Wallet Project

July 18, 2012

A Cover Art Hanging Wallet We’re thick into quilt show and vacation season here at GenQ and that means we want to pare down for the journey and bulk up (with the goodies) for the return. This little wallet will take you through the thick of any county fair or craft show with just enough [...]

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Q-torials: The Dreaded Half-Square Triangle Part 2

December 1, 2011

So it looks like we hit a nerve with some of our readers about these pointy things. It’s like we said: There are few things more consistently frustrating for quilters than the Dreaded HSTs. But never fear. We’re here to help…promise! And if the info we’re sharing isn’t doing it, share your own tips and [...]

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Q-torials: The Dreaded Half-Square Triangle Part 1

November 30, 2011

There aren’t really too many challenges quilters face that can repeatedly frustrate us—unless we’re talking about the Dreaded HST. (It even sounds like a disease that could be featured in a movie like Contagion.) Yep, those Dreaded HSTs are enough to send us screaming from our sewing machines, pulling at our hair as we race [...]

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