Quilting the Quilt: Mix and match border designs - February 4, 2014
A quilt border serves the same purpose as a picture frame—it keeps the viewer’s attention focused on what’s happening inside it.
Quilting the Quilt: Pantograph or custom - which should I choose? - December 17, 2013
When debating between custom and overall quilting for your quilt, you’ll save yourself lots of time and stress if you answer these questions to help you decide...
Quilting the Quilt: Echo Quilting - November 12, 2013
Echo quilting is a technique that is often overlooked as a design element, but it can create dramatic results.
Quilting the Quilt: Traditional, Contemporary or Modern - June 26, 2013
Are you a traditionalist, or do you lean more toward contemporary? As the next quilting generation finds its voice, a new and different genre is emerging.
Quilting the Quilt: Find Your Feather Style - May 17, 2013
From fluffy and fun to frilly and fancy, feathers are designs that quilters long to master.
Quilting the Quilt: Fabulous Feather Formation - May 1, 2013
We are never satisfied with our own shapes and curves, and we pine after the style or gracefulness we’ve seen in other quilters’ feathers.
Quilting the Quilt: Feather Quilting Basics - January 3, 2013
Feather designs are revered by quilters, as if they are the “holy grail” of quilting designs. Once you master feathers, you’ll feel like you have conquered the quilting world!
Quilting the Quilt: Tackling Tension Part 2 - December 21, 2012
You’re in “the zone.” You’ve been quilting for thirty minutes, and your feathers actually look like feathers! Before you move to the next section, you decide to check the back of your quilt. Your heart sinks when you see your tension has been totally out
Quilting the Quilt: Tackling Tension - December 13, 2012
Tension won't be so mysterious and irritating if you learn a few secrets about managing it and how the other choices you’ve made regarding your quilt top affect it.
Quilting the Quilt: Bitty Border Quilting Ideas - December 10, 2012
You’ve seen them, you’ve probably used them, and you’ve possibly ignored them! Skinny little “separator” borders help us frame blocks, set off larger borders, and make our quilting math come out right.
Quilting the Quilt: Freedom rings through quilting - June 27, 2012
For decades, quilts have symbolized “heart and home”, wrapping warmth, comfort, and love around family and friends. Dawn profiles two popular patriotic organizations...
2011 Quilting the Quilt articles - June 27, 2012
Dawn's 2011 Quilting the Quilt articles include lots of tips and tricks to help you with your quilting.
2010 Quilting the Quilt articles - June 27, 2012
Dawn's 2010 Quilting the Quilt articles feature hands-on tips, tricks and examples.
2008 Quilting the Quilt articles - June 26, 2012
Dawn Cavanaugh's "Quilting the Quilt" articles are published in each issue of Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting magazine. Each article focuses on a topic and Dawn provides an in depth explanation and example.
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