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March 6, 2017 Podcast

Julie Brown Neu, Robin Pickens, and Linda Thielfoldt chat with host Pat Sloan on the American Patchwork & Quilting podcast.

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Guest: Julie Brown Neu

Topics: quilt piecing tips

She says: "I think actually it was really to my benefit that I hadn't heard that I should be afraid of Y seams because I just dove in and did them. I do think that it's really helpful if you mark a quarter of an inch in from each end to give yourself a point. I certainly find it's easy when you sit down at the sewing machine and you're sort of in the zone to just keep on sewing like you're chain-piecing something, and you can't do that with Y seams. I like to give myself a little point to remind myself to stop."

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Guest: Robin Pickens

Topics: cutting tips

She says: "I think if you're making a quilt and you have small pieces and then you have this large motif, all of a sudden when you cut it up it starts to have a really different feel. What I might think how something will look in my mind verses how it looks when it's cut might be really different. The size of the motif might also really determine what I design for a quilt."

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Guest: Linda Thielfoldt

Topics: cutting tips

She says: "I actually do the squaring of the quilt after it's quilted. One of the things that I have found in my 40+ years of quiltmaking is that you can press the top and stretch things and starch things and do all of that, but all of that can change when you quilt it. I prefer to take that step after the quilt has been quilted, before it's bound. I find I have much better luck with that."

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Guest: Pat Sloan

Topics: binding tips

She says: "When I’m doing a project, it doesn’t matter what kind of project it is, when I start working on it, if I’m pretty sure what color and fabric the binding will be, I make the binding during the time I’m making the top."

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