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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Introduction to NQC Block Challenge: Lexington Sampler

The challenge will work a bit differently than it has in the past. You will have a choice of making either a large throw size quilt, with a finished size of 68 ½” square, or a bed size quilt, with a finished size of 88 ½” square. There will be a bonus block for the center of the quilt if you wish to make it. If you choose to make the throw size quilt, your challenge will end in Week 8. If you choose to make the bed size quilt, your challenge will end in Week 9.

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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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Meet Susan Guzman of SuzGuz Designs

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.

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NQC LIVE! April 2018

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

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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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5 Different Ideas for Log Cabin Quilt Blocks

Log Cabin quilt blocks are a timeless, and simple pattern easy for any quilter to master. However, more experienced quilters still love them, as Log Cabin blocks can be made many different ways. There really is a pattern for everyone! This versatile quilt block is a fun way to test your creativity in color and design to give a new spin on an old classic. Here, we’ve compiled a list of our best log cabin tutorials, patterns, and embellishments to give you some inspiration!

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Machine Quilting Pattern Ideas

Looking for some inspiration for your free motion quilting designs? We’ve compiled a list of pattern vocabulary for you to apply to your quilts! Free motion quilting can be difficult, but it really makes quilts look incredibly unique. Do any of these patterns give you inspiration to give it a try?

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