Quilting on a budget is something we all think about. How can we stretch our money so that we still have enough to stock up on fabric and patterns? One way is to get sneaky and spend a little less on the part of the quilt that no one sees – the batting.
I can get overly excited at times when talking about sewing notions. I may even be guilty of using superlatives in most of my posts because I'm just that passionate about the best of the best for you and your quilts!
Quilting rotary cutters--every quilter's best friend. Nothing slices and dices our favorite fabric like these nifty little tools.
But not all rotary cutters are created equal; there are a variety of handles, blades, and sizes to choose from. So what gives?
Glue basting seams is simple, inexpensive and the best way to ensure accuracy when piecing a quilt.
Have you ever been in the “quilting zone” piecing your little heart out only to realize that your points aren’t matching up very well, despite using pins?
The trees are green, the birds are singing and I’m almost positive that it’s not going to snow again here in Chicago – it’s finally summer in the midwest! Do you know what that means? It’s time to bring out the bamboo batting!
As quilters it’s easy to swoon over fabric and shiny machines. It’s fun to fill our thread racks with every color of the rainbow. And it’s such a treat to pop open a new pack of needles knowing that smooth sewing awaits us.
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!
Black batting is like the black sheep of the batting world, quite literally – it’s a little edgy, a bit rebellious, and a lot less popular than its white batting counterpart. It may not become your go-to batting, but just like your misfit cousin, it’s welcome in your sewing room….as long as it behaves.