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How to join binding strips with diagonal seams

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I consider the binding of a quilt the victory lap. It's the final step of the process after many hours of hard work. In this series of blog posts, I'll be sharing my top 3 tips for making the binding for your quilt. First up is how to join binding (or sashing!) strips with diagonal seams. You'll often see this at the very end of a quilt pattern in the "finishing your quilt" section where it will often say "bind as desired."  Why do we use diagonal seams in binding? Using this method helps distribute the seam to reduce bulk in the...

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Scenic Road Quilt Pattern Testers

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The best part of releasing the Scenic Road quilt pattern has been the opportunity to work with talented makers who lended their time to making and editing the pattern. I am so thankful for the support and excitement these quilters have shown Scenic Road over the past few months! Take a look at their beautiful versions of the Scenic Road quilt and check out their Instagram pages and websites to see more of the quilts and projects they are working on! I'm so thankful Amanda jumped on board right away as a tester for the Scenic Road quilt! The colors she chose are bright...

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Scenic Road: A Modern Sunflower Quilt

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Read the story behind the Scenic Road quilt pattern, learn more about how the pattern is constructed, and find out which fabrics were used in the sample quilts.

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Following the joy

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Welcome to Art by Critter!  Up until this point, Art by Critter has been a collection of hand painted and wood burned ornaments and watercolor paintings, mostly of states and landmarks. I began this journey in November 2018 on Etsy after much encouragement from my family. I still remember clicking that "publish" button on my first few paintings of Wisconsin that I listed in my shop; I was so nervous! Through connections I made locally and on Instagram, I slowly expanded beyond Etsy to have a few local shops in Wisconsin carry my art through consignment and wholesale. The best part of this...

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