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This page is where I post nifty projects, fabric selection tips, tutorials, reference charts, useful links, and anything else that doesn't quite fit into the categories on the menu bar. Check back often to see what's new!

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TACK YOUR STACK BEFORE YOU WHACK with the MicroStitchTM Tool!
Free Tutorial:

Stack-n-Whack® Coasters

Directions here.

Try the easy new ARF (Amazing Repeat Finder)! Tutorial here.

Another Good Tutorial: Pinning a Stack.

Try this pattern for a fun, quick project! Each of the eight "nooks" has a different symmetrical pattern.

With the full color instructions and the special reusable fabric tags included to keep your pieces organized, you will be surprised at how simple it is to make your own 3-D Delight!

For more info on all Bethany's patterns, visit the Patterns page.

 

"What I Did on My Summer Vacation..."

Teaching kids to quilt!

See photos from Bethany's kids classes at the 2005 Summer Festival of the Arts

 

Tutorial
Matching Prints on Borders

Quilters often like to use the main print for a border on their Stack-n-Whack® project. But what if the border needs to be pieced? Here's my simple way to make a nearly invisible seam in a pieced print border!

 

Free Pattern & Online Workshop

Stack-n-Whack® Seedlings

Show & Tell Gallery: See how Bethany's designs and workshops have inspired other quilters!

Click here to see a full size photo and a detail.

Friendship Squares Quilt

I coordinated a quilt project with my son's 4th grade class. We had lots of fun, and everybody loved the quilt! I've posted the pattern and directions. I hope you'll introduce your favorite kids to quilting!

Click here to see the kids with the finished quilt, and read more about the class project.

Click here for the block directions, and a link to download the free block foundation pattern.

Stack-n-Whack® Instructional Video: Butterflies!
  Magical Cubes Secret Bonus Pattern! This variation of the "Secret Stairways" design has a simple "side-by-side" layout that is easy to adjust for a smaller or larger top.
Free Pattern for "Zippy Strippy" Quilt- view and download here
A good primer on quilting terms and resources - Hat tip to Emily
Stack-n-Whack® Hearts - A simple pattern
Argyle Diamonds Throw Quilt Variation
Stack-n-Whack Cookies: For folks who just can't stop whacking, even in the kitchen!
Magic Stack-n-Whack® Contest Winners from the AQS 2002 Exhibition in Nashville!
The AQS Anchor Quilts Read about the project, including the final eBay total for the Stack-n-Whack Anchor Quilts!

Fabric Selection Tips:
Fabric selection excerpt from "Stack-n-Whackier Quilts"

Selecting fabrics for Magic Mirror-Image projects

Selecting fabrics for the Secret Stairways quilt

Butterflies Gallery- beautiful blocks and quilts from whacky quilters!
Stack-n-Whack® Fan Ruler: Strip Cutting
Stack-n-Whack® Fan Ruler: Scrap and Selective Cutting
Piecing the Fan Block
Kaleidoscope Pinwheel Size Variations
Quick Reference for On-Point Settings
Bethany's TIp for Trimming "Dog Ears" - especially good for the Butterflies quilt
Stack-n-Select Helper: If you'd like to selectively cut 60° triangles for the Argyle Diamonds, Hexagon Star, or other 60° triangle designs, as detailed in "Stack-n-Whackier Quilts," you can download a PDF file for Triangle Viewing Templates. (12K) The motifs visible inside the dashed seamlines will appear in your finished block.
You will need Acrobat Reader to view the file. If you don't already have a version of this common and very useful program, a free download is available from
Adobe.

Quilt Teacher Links - Find your favorite teacher's website!

In case you’re curious

Copyright and Trademark FAQ

Links to Cool Stuff Off-Site

American Quilter’s Society-Sponsor of two national shows annually, and publisher of Bethany’s books

Quilt University -where you can take a class with Bethany without leaving home!

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