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…
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.
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.
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…
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!
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?
The National Quilters Circle Blogger Awards are a fun, online competition where YOU get to determine this year’s best quilting blogs. We love reading what’s new and exciting in the quilting community by checking out the latest blogs, so now is the time to vote for your favorite!
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.
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.