If quilters were cowboys, they would all have irons in their hip holsters. Sometimes I wish I could spin my iron around on my index finger before pressing wrinkles, but I think I might break a finger. Irons really are an essential tool when you’re working on precise sewing projects like quilts, so you should know what the best iron for sewing is!
This post goes out to all of the parents of human children, pet children and/or spouse children. Basically if you have anything in your home that moves and can potentially make a mess, creating a space for a quilt design wall is not just a helpful idea, it's a necessary tool!
Sewing machine maintenance is something I like to remind myself and all those within earshot about around the first of every year. It's not glamorous, but it's necessary. Because for some people, their car is their baby. For other people, their baby is their baby.
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.