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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How Do I Use Lutradur For Photo Printing?

I am very interested in using Lutrador for printing photos on a quilt. Can the printed photos be stitched to the fabric and then quilted lightly? Will it last if stitched onto the quilt fabric or will it eventually deteriorate? Can it be washed? I can’t find this information. I Googled “Lutrador” and found various places to purchase it, but not explanation of details for its use.

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Should I Start Prewashing My Fabric?

I have figured out that quilters seem to have strong opinions about prewashing or not. It just made me wonder, if you always feel the need to prewash, does that mean you never use precuts? If you do use them without problems, then doesn’t that negate the reason for prewash. I don’t prewash, but have never used a dark color I thought might bleed. I’m just trying to figure out if I need to start prewashing.

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Quilter Spotlight: Susan Carlson

Meet Susan Carlson, an amazing quilt artist, and author of the blog Susan Carlson Quilts. She was nominated as a top blogger in National Quilters Circle’s 2018 Blogger Awards competition, and won the category of Best Art Quilt Blog. We wanted to get to know Susan a bit more and learn what fuels her quilting

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Announcing the 2018 Blogger Awards Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2018 National Quilters Circle Blogger Awards! There were so many amazing quilters nominated and we loved seeing such a wide variety of blogs. Now it’s time to announce the winners….. drum roll please!

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Where to Donate Quilts

10 Amazing Places to Donate Your Quilts

When it comes to quilting, many people don’t realize we aren’t always quilting for ourselves. A lot of time, effort, and love are put into quilts, and it’s incredibly satisfying to give one as a gift. It’s like you’re sharing a piece of yourself! Though it’s easy to opt for gifting quilts to family members, many of us like to donate quilts to charities and give something back to the community. But how do you know where to donate quilts?

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Hand Quilting

So You Want to Try Hand Quilting?

Back in the day, quilters didn’t have many of the luxuries we now take for granted, but they still made beautiful quilts. Now, we opt to hand quilt not out of necessity, but for the nostalgia and it’s soft look. If you been looking to try out hand quilting but don’t know where to start, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Not only can you learn to hand quilt, but we’ve got quilting tutorials for hand quilted embroidery, hand applique techniques, and more! Check out our hand quilting tips below.

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NQC LIVE! May 2018

Did you miss May’s LIVE event? Catch the full recap here with special guest and quilting expert, Susan Guzman. Susan answers your quilting questions live in this fun, interactive, and informative Q&A.

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