Good pressing takes time and practice, but it can make any quilt shine. That’s why tailor’s clappers are one of our favorite tools here at the Suzy Quilts HQ. We wanted to learn more about this beloved quilting tool, so this post is all about the science of getting flat seams using a tailor’s clapper!
Nesting seams can be wonderfully gratifying or painfully stressful depending on your level of accuracy. But what if I told you that using simple and inexpensive fork pins could bring you success and accuracy pretty much every time?
Well get excited, my quilty friends, because I'm saying exactly that!
If the mountains of fabric in your sewing space are creating colorful avalanches, this ultimate guide to folding fabric is for you! The longer you spend making quilts, the greater the chances that you have grown a plentiful stash of fabric.
Picking colors for your next creative project doesn't need to be stressful or difficult. Simplify the process by making magnetic fabric swatches for yourself so you can easily visualize color combinations and make fabric selections with confidence!
If you've been in the sewing world for long, there's a good chance you've experienced the goodness of Art Gallery Fabrics.
How to trim half square triangles is a basic quilting skill that, at least at some point in your quilting career, you will probably have to figure out. There are different ways to sew, press and trim half square triangles, but let me tell you, as someone who has made thousands of these wonderful blocks, I have recently landed on a favorite way to do it.
One thing I love about quilting is that no matter how long you have been sewing, there's always a new technique or different approach to learn. You may be thinking that you have pressed thousands of seams over the course of your quilting career so you don't need a tutorial on how to press seams in a quilt.
Cotton batting is hands down the most popular choice of batting for quilters today. Some may even call it the quilting world’s MVP because it has long been inducted into the crafting Hall of Fame. Even though it's a common choice, cotton batting is far from average.