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    Decorative Binding Techniques for Custom Quilts

    Decorative Binding Techniques Binding is almost always the last step of making a quilt. So we’re concluding National Quilting Month with creative touches to create decorative bindings for your custom quilts. Read on for FIVE decorative binding techniques to incorporate into your next quilty project. 1. SCRAPPY DECORATIVE BINDING Piece together leftover fabric strips featured in a quilt to create a scrappy binding. Strips that are 2 1/2″-wide are perfect for this, so grab a jelly roll or cut strips from fabrics in your stash.Save leftover binding strips from other quilts until you have enough to piece together to create the scrappiest binding of them all! Karie Jewell, of Karie…

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    Easy Log Cabin Quilt for Beginners

    Easy Log Cabin Quilt for Beginners & Beyond A Log Cabin quilt is a great beginner-friendly quilt that is easily completed with repeating pieced blocks sewn together in a pleasing arrangement. The same can be said for many quilt patterns, but a Log Cabin quilt is also perfect for precut fabrics, making it even faster to sew. Add cornerstones, sashing and a border to create a quilt “recipe” you’ll use again and again to make all sorts of quilts that vary in size and design. The featured quilt measures 34″ x 48″ and includes six log cabin blocks, sashing, cornerstones and borders. Your ideal “recipe” of these “ingredients” will vary…