I’ve been quilting on a regular basis for about 14 years and am self-taught. I’ve always enjoyed figuring things out on my own and found much satisfaction in challenging myself to learn the various techniques and methods of quilting. When I began quilting, I joined an online quilt guild with members from the U.S. and Canada and almost immediately began joining their regular Round Robins to perfect my skills: from redwork blocks to hand applique and machine piecing, I enjoyed how imaginative and diverse the projects could be.
With 2018 just around the corner, we’ve taken a look back our top tips, selected by YOU, from 2017. Read below to see the most popular articles and videos this year at National Quilters Circle! 1.How to Use Quilting Rulers Properly Quilting rulers come in all different sizes and shapes. Heather Thomas will teach you
As a quilter, I have always tried to make each project “my own”, even if I’m using another person’s pattern. I first started doing this in a small way in 1991 when I became a Longarm quilter. At that time, the tagline for my Longarm quilting service was: every quilt is made from the heart.
After years of doing something you’re passionate about, a person is bound to pick up handy tricks along the way. Some tricks may be obvious, while others may be more intricate. Everyone has their own technique when it comes to quilting, but it really comes down to what works best for you. We decided it
We talked to our team of expert quilting instructors and asked them what special tip or technique they thought every quilter should know. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced quilter, these five essential quilting tips will ensure your time at the machine is pleasant and productive! Check out the chart below for the five
When I decided to retire from teaching I was asked, “What will you do?” People wanted to know how I would fill my time when I opted out of teaching. I realized they also wanted to know how they would spend their time. After all teachers have a hurried, jam-packed schedule filled with children, bells,
Not all quilters are created equally. Everyone has their own unique personality and style, and this shines through with every quilted creation. There are however some common problems all quilters face at one point or another. If you are a beginner quilter, or even a more experienced quilter looking for a handy tip or two,
I discovered mug rugs a couple of years ago as part of a quilt exchange. What a wonderful idea to make little quilts that can be completed quickly and can use up those scraps of fabric I have been storing in bins! I immediately started coming up with designs. This Purple Coneflower Mug Rug is
Hello! I would really like to take the class, Fabulous Free Motion Quilting, but I have a question. I have a quilting machine, but it’s really more like a regular sewing machine. Would I still be able to do this? Also, is free motion quilting okay to try as a beginner?
Have you ever looked through a quilt magazine and wondered why your quilts don’t have that extra something like the ones on the magazine pages? The odds are pretty good that the quilter broke one of the hard-and-fast rules of quilt design. We’re taught to follow the rules while we’re growing up, so our eye