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How to Baste a Quilt Using Pool Noodles
Basting causes issues for many quilters. When layering a quilt sandwich, it can be a challenge to get the backing smooth and the quilt top straight. To improve your odds of success, grab three pool noodles and watch our how-to video. We think you'll be glad you did!
How to Join Binding Ends with No Overlap or Bulk
Discover an easy way to join the ends of your quilt binding. This method results in a continuous binding strip with no obvious bulk or seams. Learn additional methods here.
2022 UFO Challenge
Each year, we challenge ourselves and our readers to finish some UFOs (unfinished objects). Follow our directions for a productive year of quilting!
2021 UFO Challenge
Each year, we challenge ourselves and our readers to finish some UFOs (unfinished objects)! Follow our directions for a productive year of quilting!
3 Reasons to Use Hand-Quilting Thread for Binding
If you’re looking for a magic trick to make binding easier, try hand-quilting thread!
Frame a Quilt with Wide Binding
Adding a wide binding to your project is a great way to frame your quilt and give it a different look! You can download written instructions here.
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Fun Ideas for Hanging Quilts
Our staff members share some creative ways they display quilts in their homes.
How to Add a Mitered Border to a Quilt
Mitering a border allows your design to continue around your quilt. The technique requires a little bit more fabric but can really finish your project! Beth shows you how to figure your needed border length and how to add the border to your quilt top.
Save Fabric with This Magic Way to Make Bias Binding

If you have curved or scalloped edges to bind, you'll need bias binding to stretch around the shape. Making bias binding takes the most yardage, but Lindsay shows you how to make a continuous strip from a square of fabric.