5 secrets you must know before quilting with 12 wt. thread!
Quilting, Tutorials

5 Secrets to Machine Quilting with 12 wt. Thread

Before sharing my 5 secrets to machine quilting with 12 wt. thread – travel with me back in time to a few weeks ago (cue dreamy music)…

 

It was a rainy day in May and I was teaching a Sew Mojo Mini workshop (watch the video class here and get the patterns here) in Grand Rapids, Michigan (heeeeyo to my GR ladies!) My teaching style is, how to say this...mostly me giving loose instructions and then hopping around oooohing and ahhhhing over the splendid things everyone is making.

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How-Thread-Made
Quilting, Sewing Tools

Sewing Thread Part I: How Is Thread Made?

How is thread made? From magical worms, rows of cotton plants, or crude oil? Possibly all of the above! Did I just confuse the heck out of you? I promise to bring clarity, so stay with me. In this two-part thread series I will explain first how thread is made (so you know which to buy) and then in Part Two - which brands are the best quality and when to use what kind of thread.

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Quilting with knits is not hard, there are just some tricks and tips to know. Learn all about how to sew with knits!
Quilting 101, Tutorials

Is Knit a 4-Letter Word? How to Sew with Knits!

My quilty friends, we’ve talked about many things within the pages of this blog. We’ve covered flannel and linen fabric, cotton and poly thread; we’ve even waved goodbye to conventional wadding and ushered in a new era of bamboo, wool, and midnight-shaded batting. But there’s still one material in which we've barely skimmed the surface, even though it’s a very fine surface indeed.

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Does batting have a right and wrong side? The answer is yes! Check out this photo guide to help you find the right batting for your next quilt.
Sewing Tools, Tutorials

Is There a Right Side to Quilt Batting?

Last week, on the Suzy Quilts Patterns Facebook Group (yes, I hope you read that like the episode recap narrator of your favorite TV show), someone asked if there was a right and wrong side to quilt batting.

 

Let me just say that I’m thankful for my quilting community for a lot of reasons: the crazy creativity, original ideas, and incredible muffin recipes… but I’m also thankful for you all because you ask amazing questions that I probably wouldn't have come up with!

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