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  Welcome to equilters.com, my personal site for quilting - I guided the Quilting at About.com site  for 9  years , but as of January 2006 have left to do my own writing for my site.

I started the free Quilting Forum at Delphi (QFaD), come and visit. 

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Susan Druding

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A Block of the Month Quilt 2006
Free BOM Project

9 blocks - 9 months in a Queen Size
9 patch style blocks

Click Here to See the Fabrics
& all Nine of the Blocks
March, April, May, June, July,
August, September, October, November

Our BOM2006 is Complete

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Links to many  more of Susan's Quilting Articles:
 Index of articles by Topic is Here


button-green4 different free Mystery Quilt patterns:

Easy, fast Fat Quarter Mystery #3
In only 4 parts - great for beginners. Two sizes (wall and bed)

Four Star Mystery #1
A simple and fun 40" x 40" project in 8 Steps. Free pattern.

Nine Patch - Over/Under Mystery #2
Written as a full size queen quilt or as a smaller wall hanging - a mystery in 8 Parts. Free quilt pattern, fun and very easy to do.

Piecemakers' Mystery Quilt #4  
by Penny Pennington

button-magentaTechnique and Technical:

Glossary of Quilting Terms
if you see a term you don't know, check it out here. If you don't find it, let me know and I'll add it.

How to Make Blue Jeans Quilts & Blue Jeans Quilts Gallery
Make great quilts from old jeans - recycle, reuse!

 Many looks of rail fence quilts
lots of ideas for this simple quilt

Two Ways to Make Square-in-a-Square Blocks
The 'corner triangle' method and a easy paper foundation piecing pattern.

Easy Free Lesson for Log Cabin Quilts
Piecing with strips to make 12" blocks in 2 styles, 20 sample quilt top layouts shown for ideas.

Make a Tee Shirt Quilt
How to make a t-shirt quilt, a 5-part article with lots of links and a gallery to view.

Direct Printing on Fabric with Ink Jet printers
Lots of links to how-to and details about Bubble Jet Set for printing directly on fabric with an ink jet printer.

Transfer Printing on Fabric with a computer
An in-depth article with lots of link to information, technique, paper use, gallery of images. (written June 1999)

Paper Foundation Piecing- Part One: There is much information plus many samples online for PFP. This first part focuses on basic techniques, how-to and good blocks for learning (which are also quick projects for experienced piecers).

Paper Foundation Piecing - Part Two: This is a continuation of previous week's feature with ideas on how to combine and use PFP to create more complicated blocks with great accuracy and ease. There are many links to excellent blocks and idea pages.

Copyright for Quilters - FAQ and Links: information pertaining to copyright on quilts and quilt designs both on and offline with Guidelines.

Redwork: Information and links to redwork technique, free patterns and redwork on embroidery sewing machines.


Quilted Greeting Card: fun to make as gift or greeting. You can make these in 2 hours or less and people just love getting these personal, mini-quilts!

Holiday Coasters: You don't need a holiday to make these, but holiday themes are fun for them. And they can't be beat for a Hostess Gift. I heard from one quilter who made more than 4 dozen of these for gifts for her quilt guild member friends.

button-redHistorical, Social and Ethnic:

African-American Quilts and Quilters : a historical perspective and Web tour of sites, images and history of African-American quilting, both past and in the very active present.

Baltimore Album Quilts, elegant applique - about the history, both past and present of these amazing and extremely valuable quilts.


Quilting Forum at Delphi (QFaD)

Come and visit! It's free to join and full of friendly, lively quilt discussions and swaps.

 Click here to visit:

Here, below, is a sample of 5 currently discussed topics in
our Quilting Forum at Delphi (QFaD),
click any discussion to visit as a Guest. (joining is free)