Do you love to quilt? Do you love to share your work with others? Do you create your own patterns? If so, we want to hear from you! We’re on the hunt for talented quilters like you who create patterns and are looking to share them with the world. We’re always trying to expand our… Read more »
In this month’s live event Heather Thomas discusses where to begin quilting you quilt, whether to pre-wash your fabric or not and when to use products like Retayne and Synthrapol. She also gives tips for how to tell if you are buying a high quality fabric or not.
When making a quilt label, is it appropriate to include the name of the person who designed the pattern? And is it necessary to contact the designer of a quilt pattern to receive permission to enter a quilt (made using that pattern) in a quilt show? Submitted via email When it comes to quilt labels,… Read more »
Are you tired of buying wrapping paper and gift bags year after year only to have them be thrown away as soon as the gift they are concealing is opened? Why not make your own gift wrapping materials that are not only reusable but beautiful and customizable enough that they become part of the gift… Read more »
During the December NQC LIVE, Heather Thomas discussed making blocks larger and smaller, as well as different ways to make an overall quilt pattern larger or smaller. She also explained how to keep borders straight, how to choose a quilt design, and how to work through creative blocks.
Sometimes, we all need a little break from quilting. It’s easy to get lost in projects, and every once and a while it’s good to flex your creative muscles and make something a little different. Not all quilting projects have to be quilts! If you’re looking for a creative way to use your quilting skills,… Read more »
One of the most important elements of quilt composition is color. Color choices can make or break a quilt, and it is sometimes difficult to select a color scheme that works for you. If you’re struggling to choose colors, or are unsure of what kinds of combinations will best accentuate your quilt, we suggest you… Read more »
Thanks for tuning in to November’s NQC LIVE with Ashley and Heather where you got your quilting questions answered live on air. In case you missed it, you can watch the full video here. Make sure to tune in next month for another NQC LIVE! Original air date: Wednesday, November 9th at 7:00 p.m. CST
I have inherited some hand piecing work from my mom. They were probably pieced during the 1920s or 30s. I’m thinking of making borders from new fabric (with an older, heirloom look), but I am a little concerned about incorporating old and new because of strength, durability, etc. What do you think? Submitted via email… Read more »
We all have unique experiences when we’re quilting and we often find ourselves feeling certain emotions as we work. Each day is different and we quilt for many different reasons, but most of us can agree that quilting brings out the best in us! Everyone has a different reason for quilting. Some of us quilt… Read more »