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Posts Tagged ‘Marje Rhine’

Pinning for Better Borders

Pinning for Better Borders

This tip was contributed by Marje Rhine, pattern editor for American Quilter magazine. I have used a similar technique for many years when pinning together the two sections of Drunkard’s Path blocks. “Most quilters know to measure through the center of the quilt [Read More]

Breaking the border-cutting "rules"

Breaking the border-cutting "rules"

American Quilter magazine pattern editor Marje Rhine shares her views on cutting fabric borders: “Quilters are usually taught to cut quilt borders parallel to the selvage. There are a couple of good reasons for this. First, there is less stretch in the fabric parallel [Read More]

Coming in the next issue: Amy Butler

Coming in the next issue: Amy Butler

Designer Amy Butler does it all. Her teaming of bold designs and luscious colors results in one successful fabric collection after another, and each can only be described as “eye candy” of the first order. American Quilter magazine contributing editor Iris Frank [Read More]

Template Technique

Template Technique

(Contributed by Marje Rhine, pattern editor for American Quilter magazine) Like many quilters,  I shied away from using templates for many years. When I did use them, I tried to cut around them with a rotary ruler firmly held over the edge of the template. [Read More]

How to avoid being a Pointless Person

How to avoid being a Pointless Person

This technique for preserving points on the Friendship Star and other Pinwheel and Star blocks comes from reader Diane Williams (edited by Marje Rhine, American Quilter magazine pattern editor). It works ONLY when you are making blocks using half-square triangles that you [Read More]

A Sticky Subject

A Sticky Subject

(Submitted by Marje Rhine, pattern editor for American Quilter magazine)When I recently needed a project for a car trip, I pulled out a small kit for an English paper-pieced Grandmother’s Flower Garden block. I remembered Rachel Wetzler’s article “Portable [Read More]

Aligning sashed rows

Aligning sashed rows

(Submitted by Marje Rhine, pattern editor for American Quilter magazine)One of the most obvious and frequent mistakes made by beginning quilters when joining rows of blocks is poor alignment. This is especially true when working with sashed blocks and rows that don’t have [Read More]

Better fitting mitered borders

Better fitting mitered borders

(Submitted by Marje Rhine, American Quilter magazine pattern editor)I used to have a lot of trouble accurately applying mitered borders. It seemed more often than not I would end up with pointy or sometimes rounded borders. This was because I could not accurately cut the [Read More]

Following the Flock

Following the Flock

Back on January 28, 2010, I posted a blog entry written by American Quilter magazine pattern editor Marje Rhine. Marje came up with a clever way to creatively use small scraps. This is Marje’s finished top, and here are her comments on the project: [Read More]

Are you ready for a mystery?

Are you ready for a mystery?

It’s just a little over a month until the introduction to a new mystery quilt, designed by Beyond the Block authors Linda K. Johnson and Jane K. Wells, is published in the July 2010 issue of American Quilter magazine. This is a mystery like none you’ve ever seen [Read More]

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History buffs and those who appreciate incredible embroidery, you’ll enjoy the photos of this quilt. This [Read More]

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