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If you’ve ever gone on a retreat, you know how wonderful they can be: Time with friends, projects finished, hilarious stories, relaxation. But I bet you also know how quilting retreats can go badly: Forgetting important tools, sleeping in an uncomfortable bed, coming home worn out.
This butterfly table runner tutorial is a fantastic way to use small scraps of fabric, refresh your dining space, and, if you're like me and have little kids running about, maybe even introduce your child to the beautiful world of sewing!
Would you like to make your next quilt irresistibly soft and cuddly? Try a microfiber blanket as quilt backing and you may never go back to regular quilting cotton! The snuggle factor is off the charts making them perfect for any child-related project, couch throws, quilts that will be gifted, and any other quilt you intend to truly use a lot.
By popular request I'm here today with a 5 minute guide to sewing needles! Did you know that there are approximately 50 million different types of sewing needles?
Ok, ok. Maybe there aren't that many. But if you've ever gone to the store to buy new needles and seen a big wall with rows and rows of different kinds, you know it can be intimidating to know which ones to buy for your project.
Welcome to the first of our new 5 minute guide series! Think of these posts as the quilting lightning round. We're going over all the basics you need to know to be a pro at a variety of different quilting topics, and today we're kicking the series off with a 5 minute guide to quilting pins!
Learn how to machine bind a quilt in just a few easy steps! As with many techniques in quilting, there is more than one way to bind a quilt, but in this tutorial we will add A LOT of speed to the binding process by using our sewing machines from start to finish.
As a quilter with fibromyalgia, I take care to keep repetitive tasks from causing me pain—so I’m a proponent of good sewing ergonomics. Anyone can learn to stay healthy and keep pain low in the sewing room!
Ergonomics is the study of people in relation to their working environments with the goal of boosting wellness and efficiency.