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NQC LIVE! March 2017

During the March NQC LIVE, Heather Thomas discussed what makes a show quilt – what judges are looking for and how to perfect the small details. She also shared tips on how to perfectly pin baste your quilt and how to manage the bulk of quilting a large quilt on your standard home sewing machine.

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Why You Should Use a Walking Foot for Quilting

There are so many makes and models of sewing machines today, a far stretch from the machines of yesteryear. A recent arrival in machines is the dual feed system which enables the feed dogs and machine foot to work together to move the multiple layers of fabric through the machine. Bernina calls it their innovative…

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Meet Andrea Smith of Happy Cloud Creations

Meet Andrea Smith of Happy Cloud Creations! We’re so excited to be working with her. Make sure to visit Andrea on Facebook, Instagram, and her blog to see more of her free quilt patterns and projects! National Quilters Circle: How long have you been quilting, and who taught you how to quilt? Andrea Smith: I’ve…

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NQC LIVE! February 2017

During February’s NQC LIVE, Heather Thomas discussed her favorite type of thread to use when piecing and quilting, how to organize and catalog your quilt projects, and tips to keep in mind if you are trying to make quilting your living.

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Tips for Hanging and Displaying Wall Quilts

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…

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Calling All Pattern Makers!

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…

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NQC LIVE! January 2017

During the January NQC LIVE, Heather Thomas discussed 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 provided tips for how to tell if you are buying a high quality fabric or not.

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What to Include on Quilt Labels

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,…

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