When it comes to quilting and sewing a quilt, you have a lot of options. You can choose to use a free-motion motif, add straight lines for a modern appeal, or even use a digitized pattern if your machine has the option. Likewise, there are many options for piecing a quilt. I usually piece my quilts by...
16 Jan 2013
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You've heard the old adage "practice makes perfect," right? The same goes for free‑motion stitching. It takes time, patience, and commitment to get those stitches smooth and even, and your quilt motifs to look impeccable. In this free eBook, our most popular, we've added 14 new tips...
If you've wanted to learn how to quilt but didn't know where to begin or didn't want to take on a big project, our new free downloadable eBook, Quilting for Beginners: 5 Easy Quilt Patterns Plus Lessons on How to Quilt for Beginners , is for you! This eBook offers you basic quilting techniques...
Quilt making doesn't have to be complex, with hours of cutting, piecing, and sewing tiny seams. In this free eBook, How to Quilt: 4 Free Projects to Learn How to Make a Quilt , you'll learn how to quilt using fabric scraps, craft-store flowers, a fish, and canvas and paint. At the same time,...
23 Jun 2011
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When quilts come into our offices for photographing or I visit a quilt show or gallery, I always study the stitching. The patterns, the variation of the motifs, the intricacy of the stitching always fascinates me. Observing the work of expert stitchers fills me with admiration and also sends me flying...
Around the Quilting Arts Community, people with "tension problems" don't need relaxation techniques--they need a stitching specialist. Fortunately, we know several, and Susan Brubaker Knapp is one of the best. Susan is a quilt artist, teacher, and pattern designer who is a top-notch stitcher...