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National Quilters Circle Top 7 of 2018

As we near the end of 2018, National Quilters Circle is looking back at what videos and articles our community has found most useful. We’ve rounded up our top 7 most popular videos and articles, picked by YOU. Read below to see the best of 2018. 1. How to Use Quilting Rulers ProperlyQuilting rulers are…

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5 Things You Need to Know About Quilting Rulers

One of our favorite tools of all time is the infamous quilting ruler. It's hard to imagine how quilters from the past could make such precises quilts with only cardboard templates and scissors! We much prefer acrylic rulers and rotary cutters. But it can be difficult to keep up with all the new tools available. That's why we've created our list of 5 things you need to know about your quilting rulers.

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Caring for Your Self-Healing Cutting Mat

I love my self-healing cutting mat. Probably one of my best friends, in the sewing room anyway. But did you know that your mat needs some regular care in order to keep it in tip top shape? Otherwise it will begin to look like my old mat here. (Eek!) Caring for your self-healing cutting mat…

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Top 10 Game-Changing Quilting Tools

The pioneer women who quilted over a hundred years ago did amazing work with the simplest of tools: scissors, needles, and pins. Up until the middle of the 20th century quilters were making pattern templates using cardboard boxes, re-drawing the shapes as the old edges wore out. Today we have a huge array of quilting…

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Selecting the Right Quilting Ruler for the Job

Precisely pieced historic quilts make it hard to believe that quilters from times past could achieve such accuracy with only cardboard templates and scissors. Since the invention of the rotary cutter in 1979, modern quilters have come to rely on special quilting rulers in their quest for piecing perfection. Rulers are available for every imaginable…

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Top 10 Quick Quilting Tips

Whether you’re just getting started or are a quilting expert, it’s always a good idea to be looking for tips and tricks to add to your repertoire. We asked our circle of ambassadors to share their favorite life-saving quilting tips. Here are a few of our favorites! 1. Sew and mark your own squares Instead…

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Seeing Red with Sew Red Glasses

Walking around the booths at any quilt show can be overwhelming. Our senses are set on overload and we often overlook many of the new quilting products on the floor, unintentionally, because there are so many to view. I recently came upon a new product that would give me the ability to give every quilt…

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Everyone Needs a Buddy

If you are anything like me, you have so much fabric in your stash that it’s hard to keep it all straight! But, as we all know, new fabrics are a necessity in the wonderful world of quilting, and – let’s be honest – half the fun is heading to the store and picking them…

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