We’ve been talking recently about how to take your sewing studio to the next level – like getting an AWESOME sewing table, and setting yourself up right with all the best gear.* Now, it’s time to talk about a quilting studio must-have: a quilt design wall.
For some people, their car is their baby. For other people, their baby is their baby. My main squeeze, however, is a bit smaller than a car, but just as powerful. It's heavier than a baby, but just as cuddly.
Have you guessed it?
For years, I just assumed that sewing machines were magical little boxes that worked because of the influence of tiny fantasy creatures (I called them “sewing gnomes”) running about inside. You know, like microwaves.
Then, one day (don’t ask how recently), I grew up and decided to find out how sewing machines work.
So, you’ve had this beautiful, meaningful quilt for a while now, and the moment you have been dreading has arrived. You’ve spent weeks trying to ignore the weird spot in the corner and the drool marks from your dog and you know the time has come… to wash your quilt.
This post is your one-stop-shop in finding aaaaall of the information you need to know about quilt batting. You may want to go ahead and tab it now. Oh and if you would like a sweet tutorial on how to baste a quilt, check out this post – it shows 3 different ways to baste your quilt sandwich.
If you’ve ever been intimidated by free motion quilting, raise your totally capable hand. I know. I'm right there with you. At first, basically everyone feels like free motion quilting is out of their league, but everyone can do it – with the right tools.
A sewing table or cabinet can radically change your sewing experience. So if you're in the market, why not have the best sewing table? Think about this scenario...
...You’re in the middle of organizing all of your fabric pieces and supplies on the dining room table for a sewing project.
Here are the BEST portable sewing machines – cause let's face it, we like to sew errywhere. Some people bring books or magazines with them to entertain themselves when they’re on-the-go… but I bring quilting projects. Now, before you give me the side-eye, I once sat next to someone who was knitting a baby sweater in a dark movie theater, so in comparison, I’m not even that weird.