Always admired the various Disappearing Nine Patch quilts and would you like to make this beautiful one? This free video from Fons & Porter will show you how. Watch the video below or go directly to the Fons & Porter website here...
What is a quilt sleeve and why do I need one?
Quilt sleeves are designed to slip a pole or rod through, and then hang the quilt in some kind of frame. The most common need for a quilt sleeve is a quilt show. The sleeve fabric can be anything you like, but often matches the backing fabric or is a fabric that looks nice to the eye. Creative sleeves can be fun and add to the beauty of a quilt. Your sleeve should be strong enough to hold the weight of the quilt so a light-weight lace, for example, would not work unless your quilt is small.
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This tip provided courtesy of Crossroads Country Quilters, Modesto CA.
Submitted to our Chino Valley site by an admiring on line visitor to our website. If you have ever thought about making a T-Shirt quilt from a collection of t-shirts this may just be the site for you to check out.
How to Make a T-Shirt Quilt A t-shirt quilt is a wonderful way to preserve lasting memories and is made up of t-shirts that are laid out in a pattern and sewn together. Some people will make a t-shirt quilt to give to a high school graduate using the school and event t-shirts collected by the student throughout the student’s time in school. Others have made t-shirt quilts out of old t-shirts of individuals serving in the military overseas or who have passed away as a way to help the children of these individuals feel close to their parents who are not around. The quilts go together quickly, making this a fast and easy project for preserving memories. Visit Ooshirts site at:
By Deanna Runyan-WallHow to Layer A Quilt to Prepare for Machine Quilting. Is your quilt top all finished and now you need to get it ready for machine quilting on your own sewing machine. These are very simple instructions for you to do this properly at home.
Five-minute (or so) pinwheels from the Missouri Star Quilt Co.
Just one of the dozens of tutorials, tips and ideas from the Missouri Star Quilt Co., located in Hamilton, Missouri. Visit their YouTube page or go directly to their online tutorials. There's also a blog and Daily Deals page, so be sure to check out their shop, too.
Cutting with a Rotary Cutter is one of the first quilting lessons that you need to learn. Owner, Deanna Runyan Wall, at Stitches Quilting makes it simple to learn this basic skill to start your path to quilting many quilts.
Paper piecing is done by using marked paper as a guide during sewing. Learn how to English Paper Piece using freezer paper and/or cardstock.
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