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The “Algebra” of Quilting

Detail from "Radically Ruched Roses."

Do you ever think that designing quilts is like solving an algebraic equation? It’s probably insane for a math-phobic soul like me to suggest such a thing, but I swear it’s true. Look, you’ve got a bunch of variables to solve before you can create the quilt you’re mulling over in your head. There’s the idea, fabric, design plan, technique, execution, quilting, and finishing. Get all those elements lined up and you’ve got a quilt.

So that’s i + f + dp + t + e + q + f = Q. That’s Algebra–right?