Quilters gotta quilt. And if that’s true for you, then there’s probably quite a nice backlog of these lovely fabric treasures taking up beds, cupboards, and chests all around your home. But what do you do when space runs low? If you’re like many enthusiastic fans of the textile arts, this is your cue to… Read more »
Do you love to quilt? Do you love to share your work with others? Do you create your own patterns? If so, we want to hear from you! We’re on the hunt for talented quilters like you who create patterns and are looking to share them with the world. We’re always trying to expand our… Read more »
In this month’s live event Heather Thomas discusses where to begin quilting you quilt, whether to pre-wash your fabric or not and when to use products like Retayne and Synthrapol. She also gives tips for how to tell if you are buying a high quality fabric or not.
When making a quilt label, is it appropriate to include the name of the person who designed the pattern? And is it necessary to contact the designer of a quilt pattern to receive permission to enter a quilt (made using that pattern) in a quilt show? Submitted via email When it comes to quilt labels,… Read more »
If you have a pile of clothing and T-shirts that have special meaning but don’t really know what to do with them, a T-shirt quilt may be the perfect solution. Not only will you get to revisit some old favorites as you work, but the finished quilt will have both sentimental and practical value. Tips… Read more »
Are you tired of buying wrapping paper and gift bags year after year only to have them be thrown away as soon as the gift they are concealing is opened? Why not make your own gift wrapping materials that are not only reusable but beautiful and customizable enough that they become part of the gift… Read more »
During the December NQC LIVE, Heather Thomas discussed making blocks larger and smaller, as well as different ways to make an overall quilt pattern larger or smaller. She also explained how to keep borders straight, how to choose a quilt design, and how to work through creative blocks.
Sometimes, we all need a little break from quilting. It’s easy to get lost in projects, and every once and a while it’s good to flex your creative muscles and make something a little different. Not all quilting projects have to be quilts! If you’re looking for a creative way to use your quilting skills,… Read more »
One of the most important elements of quilt composition is color. Color choices can make or break a quilt, and it is sometimes difficult to select a color scheme that works for you. If you’re struggling to choose colors, or are unsure of what kinds of combinations will best accentuate your quilt, we suggest you… Read more »
From Featherweights to classic Sewmor machines, vintage sewing machines make a beautiful addition to any quilting room. With their shining black bodies and gold art deco or swirl designs, they’ll add a decorative touch to any room. Spend enough time searching auctions and flea markets for antique quilts and you’ll eventually come across some of… Read more »