FLIP SEW METHOD (straight strips): Layer backing + batting + strip RS up + strip RS down. Sew seam, then flip strip over RS up. No extra quilting needed if strip is narrow. Continue adding strips and flipping them over. ~ My Patchwork Quilt
Anyone Can Quilt: Machine Quilting Tutorial --> THE absolute best machine quilting tutorial I have ever read. It actually makes me think I should re-try the free motion quilting I'm always afraid to do. For real. I am a not so great quilter.
Dawn dishwashing soap - to wash your finished quilts. It's similar to Synthrapol, a detergent dyers use to keep fugitive dyes from redepositing on fabric. I use just a tablespoon or two per quilt so it doesn't foam up the machine.