Check out this Crafsty site that will not only give great ideas on more accurately piece but also provides some basic quilter's math problems.
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.
There appears to be quite a lot of interest in how to make a rag quilt. Learn how to create your very own rag quilt! Beverly's Fabric & Crafts shows you how!
Just follow the detailed instructions in Beverly's video below or visit her website at http://www.beverlys.com/rag-quilt-how.. This video is one of the best found on rag quilts. Enjoy!
We found this website and there is so much information to share that we decided to include a link. Beginners and more experienced quilters alike will find information on quilt shows and events, techniques, tips, other guilds, and so much more.
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"Tipsy & Tricksy" (Lavonna on left - Sandi on right) provided some good ones such as: when making a child's quilt to make a couple of extra blocks. You can then add them to a pillow case making a matched "set." Also that rubber tipped bobby pins can be used to hold binding in place while doing hand stitching. Another good one we can all use is to attach a piece of sticky-backed Velcro to the bottom of your foot pedal so it won't move. If you happen to get machine oil on fabric you can sprinkle corn starch on it and let it set a minute and then brush away! That last tip will not work if you plan to use fusible web and had pre-washed your fabric and used fabric softener. If your stack of UFO's is becoming a problem try making a list and try to mark off at least one each week.
Have you ever pricked your finger when trying to find the spot you left your needle in the fabric? Sandi White explains that a potato chip clip placed over the needle and fabric will keep your place and cover the needle as well!
Lavonna Barnhart demonstrated how to keep binding from twisting while sewing it on; using a cord and an empty roller (like a toilet paper roller) wind the binding around the roller and hang around your neck and release as needed to sew.
They also suggested when mailing a card that a fat quarter or quilt label will fit inside the card. . .always a treat for the quilter receiver!
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