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?
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.
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.
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!
As a quilter, I have always tried to make each project “my own”, even if I’m using another person’s pattern. I first started doing this in a small way in 1991 when I became a Longarm quilter. At that time, the tagline for my Longarm quilting service was: every quilt is made from the heart.
We talked to our team of expert quilting instructors and asked them what special tip or technique they thought every quilter should know. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced quilter, these five essential quilting tips will ensure your time at the machine is pleasant and productive! Check out the chart below for the five
Love piecing and appliquéing quilt tops, but hate the actual work of quilting? Or are you in a hurry to finish a gift for a special occasion? A long arm quilting service can help, provided you pick the right one. You put plenty of effort into creating your quilt, so the person you choose to
If you’re tired of following someone else’s patterns and are ready to get creative with your quilt designs, half-square triangles are the perfect way to start. Using these simple two-piece blocks, you can create hundreds of different quilt top designs, from simple pinwheels to intricate portraits. Half-square triangles are the most versatile of all the
Have you ever looked through a quilt magazine and wondered why your quilts don’t have that extra something like the ones on the magazine pages? The odds are pretty good that the quilter broke one of the hard-and-fast rules of quilt design. We’re taught to follow the rules while we’re growing up, so our eye
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