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Benita Skinner
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Independent Quilt Pattern Designer
Independent Quilt Pattern Designer

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My Online Quilt Schoolhouse
Beginner's Sampler Quilt Before I set up my Victoriana Quilt Designs website in 2001, I used to teach quilting. One of my courses was my Beginner's Sampler Workshop. This beautiful quilt teaches all the basics that are used in piecing quilts. Starting with ...
My Online Quilt Schoolhouse
My Online Quilt Schoolhouse
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Patchwork Love ♥
Image Source When I hear the word 'patchwork', I think of it as squares made from a bunch of different fabrics that play well together. I realize that the patches can be made of other shapes, but patchwork made with squares are my favourite! Occasionally I'...
Patchwork Love ♥
Patchwork Love ♥
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Quilt: Fabrics Playing Well Together
Happy Stitching!
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Scrap Fun!
String Spools I know a big reason I fell in love with patchwork & quilting is the idea of using up the small bits of scrap fabrics to make something new and beautiful. What's not to love about scrappy quilts!! All the different fabrics to peruse, and the me...
Scrap Fun!
Scrap Fun!
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Patchwork
Here's a Little maiden busy as a bee, -- Wonder what she's making. Can it be for me? Nimble little fingers - solemn little face, Putting all the stitches in their proper place. Crooning out a song with such a pretty lilt, I believe she's making Grandma's pa...
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Which Adventure Will You Choose?
I spent a good portion of yesterday afternoon doing the math part of a few of my upcoming new quilts. As you can see, I use my printable calculator charts, and graph papers, too! [If you still don't have copies of your own, they're all available through the...
Which Adventure Will You Choose?
Which Adventure Will You Choose?
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Fashioned from Nature
© Victoria and Albert Museum Today's post is all about wow!! This beautiful muslin day dress (circa 1868), has amazing detailing - completely done with 5000 beetle wings and parts of wings that were used to decorate it! © Victoria and Albert Museum Close up...
Fashioned from Nature
Fashioned from Nature
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Sailboats Anyone?
Nautica Long before I moved to the east coast, I grew up and spent most of my life in Ontario. When looking through my quilts, I was a little surprised to find how many sailboats I've included in my quilts - Eight! And then again...maybe I shouldn't be, as ...
Sailboats Anyone?
Sailboats Anyone?
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Patchwork Fabric Eye Candy
via The Metropolitan Museum of Art Dressing Gown (circa 1825) hand made with printed cotton. More pictures and details here . Happy Stitching!
Patchwork Fabric Eye Candy
Patchwork Fabric Eye Candy
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The Cornerstones are Here!
Last month I introduced my new Free Quilt Pattern Series. The patterns will allow you to add matching striped borders, to your quilt, when you can't find the perfect fabric! The first pattern was this 3 Colour Stripe. I include 5 sizes  [1"; 2"; 3"; 4½" and...
The Cornerstones are Here!
The Cornerstones are Here!
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