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Quilting and applique expert.Can advise on the following topics:quilting, art quilts, quilt design and construction, machine and hand quilting, paper foundation piecing, machine piecing, hand piecing, raw edge applique, turned-edge applique and fiber art.

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Winning awards in international fiber and art competitions since 1983; http://www.conniehester.com/ BS,MS See my work and books at http://www.conniehester.com/

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2016-11-16 Size of quilt with batting:

This size batting alone is not the size of any standard twin through king sized mattresses. This size batting would be used together with another piece of batting to create the desired coverage size for

2016-09-12 Stencils:

You want to use something which will wash out easily. White chalk can be good. Yellow prismaolor or other soft colored pencils are my most frequent choice. Straight lines may be marked with narrow masking

2016-07-13 Pic quilt:

For 12" blocks, cut three strips 4 1/2" x 12 1/2" for each of 42 blocks in 72" x 84" quilt, or 56 blocks in 84" x 96" quilt. This includes 1/4" seams.      12" divided by 3 strips = 4". Adding 1/4" seams

2016-07-12 Pic quilt:

For a 48" x 56" quilt of 8" finished blocks, you would need three 8 1/2" x 3.16" strips for each of the 42 blocks. This includes 1/4" seam allowances. (I use an architecture rule marked off in tenths.)

2016-07-08 Short Strips:

For a 48" x 56" quilt of 8" finished blocks, you would need 21 yds of 1.83" strips of each of 3 prints for 42 blocks. This includes 1/4" seam allowances. (I use an architecture rule marked off in tenths

 

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