Episode 510: Conquer Triangle-Squares
We’re spilling the secrets to making one of the most popular units in quilting – the triangle-square. We also share stories of how quilting is helping communities, some fun sewing hacks, how to assemble an on-the-go sewing kit, and how to make progress on your UFOs during the busy summer season.
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Triangle-squares are basic units for quilters. Some people love making them! And some quilters think they're a necessary evil. No matter which camp you fall in, you probably will make many of them over your lifetime, so you might as well learn all the tricks so you can sew them more effectively and quicker. Learn tricks here.
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Quilting Changes Everything
Alison, the designer of Quilts & More, shares the story of Martha Downs who donated 50 quilts to Bismarck Public Schools in North Dakota to help underprivileged children and homeless youth. (Read the original story here.) Alison also tells us about Lifting Labels, a sewing shop that hires ex-offenders to make robes and vestments for judges, ministers, and members of choirs. (Read the original story here.)
Lindsay shares our listeners best sewing advice, including tips for storage, piecing, EPP, and basting. We're always looking for new tips to feature, so send us an email at APQTips@meredith.com!
Elizabeth, the art director for American Patchwork & Quilting, shares tips for organizing an on-the-go sewing kit. She talks about what to include, how to store things, and what projects are great to take along as you travel or spend time outside.
Lindsay share some ideas for setting yourself up for successful summer sewing on your UFOs, especially as you trade in your sewing time for gardening and travel time. She shares tips for making progress on your projects, while still crossing some smaller ones off your list.