Sandwiching and quilting: A guest on Alex Anderson's Simply Quilts (whose name escapes me now) showed how to sandwich a quilt smoothing the seams, borders and blocks square, pushing excess to middle. The quilting will take up the slack and your quilt will be square, and hang better.
|Example of Peaky & Spike block|
Bonnie Hunter scrappy quilts: I'd already accepted that scrappy quilts are awesome, but Bonnie takes to a whole new level of fun at www.quiltville.com with great ideas for getting a handle on your stash to using anything and everything. She say's that if you still think the fabric is ugly, you didn't cut it small enough. Visit her site tons of ideas.
Here is the latest addition to Quilt Genie calculators - Double Irish Chain
Have a great day!