National Quilters Circle Top 5 of 2019

As we near the end of 2019, National Quilters Circle is looking back at what videos and articles our community has found most useful. We’ve rounded up our top 5 most popular videos and articles, picked by YOU. Read below to see the best of 2019!

1. How to Square Up Fabric for Cutting

It can be incredibly frustrating to cut your fabric, only to find that your fabric was not aligned correctly. Learn how to square up your fabric perfectly ever time in this lesson with Heather Thomas! Find the video here!

2. Clever Uses for Quilt Batting Scraps

As quilters, we acquire a lot of scraps! But not just regular fabric scraps, we also have quilt batting scraps! It can be hard to know what to do with these small pieces, but ZJ Humbach shares some of her clever ideas for uses in this Premium video. Find the video here!

3. How to Use Quilting Rulers Properly

There are so many types of quilting rulers that choosing the right one for the job can be confusing. Learn all about common types of quilt rulers and how to select the best one to save you time and money. Find the video here!

4. Quick and Easy T-Shirt Quilt Tutorial

T-Shirt Quilts continue to be a popular gift idea! It’s a great way to use up extra shirts and create a memorable keepsake. Learn how to design a T-Shirt Quilt and understand how to sew on knit fabric correctly in this helpful article. Read it here!

5. 6 Waste-Free Ways to Use Quilt Scraps

It’s always easy to buy new fabric, but it’s harder to know how to use up the stuff you already have! Especially when it’s in varying sizes of scrap pieces. We’ve compiled 6 great ideas to use up the quilt scraps you have lying around in this fun article. Read it here!

What was your favorite NQC video or article from this year? Let us know in the comments below!

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5 Responses to “National Quilters Circle Top 5 of 2019”

  1. Valorie Boonstra
    Valorie Boonstra

    I am desperately looking for the pattern I by Laurene Smith featuringfabrics from the “Florence” collection by Hoffman California Fabrics. I want to make it for my first born grandson who is getting married in August 2020. Please help.

    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hey Valorie,

      Thanks for reaching out! Unfortunately this is not a pattern that we supply in our Shop.

      Happy Sewing!
      National Sewing Circle Video Membership

  2. Elva

    My log cabin quilt has measurements of 49″ x 65″ . From my research it seems this is Not a common quilt size. Beginners mistake I guess. Should I reduce/cut the quilt top down to a standard size? possibly since it is log cabin style I should remove some of the squares? Help please

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      Customer Service


      Dear Elva,
      Thanks for contacting the National Quilters Circle with your question. I understand that you have made Log Cabin blocks which are so much work and usually contain plenty of color – it would seem sad to remove any blocks. When it comes to quilt sizes, there are some guidelines for sizes, BUT keep in mind there are no strict rules about quilt sizes. I think your quilt sounds perfect to be used as a sofa quilt. It will be large enough to cover your legs, but not so large that it would be hard to fold for storing when not in use. I think you should leave it as is and consider it a learning experience. In the future, sketch out the finished size so that if you decide to change the block size or the number of blocks you will have a plan before you begin. Keep up the fun patchwork creation and enjoy the adventure.
      Happy Quilting
      Colleen Tauke
      Managing Editor NQC