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New Quilter Shopping List

I am very new to patchwork, and wanted to ask about the most helpful tools I should buy to start my very first patchwork quilt. (Apart from a sewing machine!) Which fills I should buy? What are the most efficient rulers I should have? I see a lot of quilters using a rotary cutter too,…

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Quilting with Old Blankets

I think it would be a fun idea to make a quilt out of old blankets, but I read somewhere that maybe that’s not the greatest idea. What do you think? Why wouldn’t I want to do this? Or if I did… any idea where I should start? Submitted via email Reusing an old blanket…

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Storing Quilt Fabric and Thread

How is it that I see everyone storing their fabric and thread so it’s visible on open shelves and open storage boxes? The florescent lighting and sunlight would fade mine over time. Related, is it a good idea to store fabric in plastic containers? Mine are all in plastic totes under my cutting table and…

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Try Your Hand at Hand Quilting

I’m interested in hand quilting—do you have any info on this? My grandmother taught me how to quilt. We would cut out scrap fabric from a pattern she had cut from a cereal box. We would cut one piece at a time, hand sewing them together. We hand quilted in a frame in her TV…

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Why is Quilting Better Than Chocolate?

Sometimes all you need in life is a little bit of chocolate. For the rest of the time, all you need is quilting! So we wanted to bring the question to the group and ask our National Quilters Circle members to fill in the blank: “Quilting is better than chocolate because ______.” The responses made…

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Glossary of Quilting Terms

What’s in a name? Here’s our ultimate list of quilting terminology. Did we miss a crucial one? Let us know by emailing editor@nationalquilterscircle.com. Glossary of Quilting Terms and Definitions Applique: A technique where fabric shapes are cut and sewn onto a fabric block or quilt top. Typically, a fusible material is ironed to the wrong…

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