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Real Quilts. That’s what I’m featuring in today’s blog and my newest Sewing With Nancy program. You may ask, Aren’t all quilts real? Of course they are, yet the term real quilts may conjure up an image of 1930s or 1940s style quilts pieced together in small-scale pastel fabrics. You can watch the featured show online at nancyzieman.com. There you’ll be introduced to my guest, Darlene Zimmerman, who will share traditional quilt block patterns with a fresh approach. Large or small, you can use Darlene’s techniques to create your own real quilts!

Darlene entitled her newest book, Fresh from the Clothesline Quilts, since she sees these techniques as fresh, just like laundry dried in the spring air.

During this second program of the 2-part series, you’ll learn an updated approach to the time-honored Trip Around the World and the Double Wedding Ring Quilt techniques. You’ll be surprised how easy it is to make a Double Wedding Ring design.


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Plus, you’ll be inspired to make a quick quilt project—a placemat—using the Spider Web technique.

Here’s a preview of Spider Web Placemats


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  • Arrange the triangles in a circle.


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  • Cut corner triangles, again using the Simpli-EZ 45-Degree Triangle; place triangles in the corners.


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  • Seam the corner triangles to the wedges; then stitch all seams. Easy, isn’t it?


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 Spider Web Quilt Design Options

  • Use only two colors of fabric—it’s a pinwheel.


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  • Select three or four colors; the change is dramatic.


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If you missed watching the first program of Fresh from the Clothesline Quilts, click to watch.


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You’ll find easy instructions in Fresh from the Clothesline Quilts book and DVD that accompany this program.

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Winner

The lucky random winner of a copy of Fresh from the Clothesline Quilts book is Debbie Regner. Here’s her comment:

My Grandma Nona (God rest her soul) made nine-patch quilts using leftover fabrics from clothes that she had made for herself or for us. Snuggling under those quilts always made me feel loved.


Bye for now,

Nancy Zieman The Blog

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