In this quick and concise 5 minute guide, you'll learn all about quilting rulers. We're covering our favorite rulers, the best tools for safety and accuracy, supplies for adding guidelines to rulers, and ruler organization. Does that seem like a lot to learn in just 5 minutes?
We're back with Week 2 of the Fireside quilt sew along! This week we let out our inner tiger and do lots of ripping and roaring. Are you ready to get wild??
If you're finding this sew along for the first time, be sure to check out our first introductory post and the Week 1 post in the Fireside sew along tab so you know all about the great prizes and schedule for each week.
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.
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.
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?
The simple half square triangle. What a wonderful thing! You can make hundreds of different quilts using just a HST. Comprised of a square made from two equal right triangles, this block is one of the most used and most versatile quilt blocks in history.
We’ve had two successful rounds of commonly asked quilting questions, but before jumping into round three, I asked on Instagram for more questions you’d like answered. I got so many good ones, I've decided to divide these posts into categories so that the information is more organized and digestible.
You know what doesn’t get enough credit? The non-tippable wine glass. Seriously, what an amazing invention. Definitely a must-have for your crafting surface of choice.
You know what else doesn’t get enough credit? Cutting mats! Cutting mats are even more essential to your crafting surfaces than non-tippable wine glasses (I can’t believe I said it, but I did.)