Here on the blog and in the Suzy Quilts Patterns Facebook group we’ve heard from quilters around the world who have one question—what advice do we have for quilters with chronic pain and illness? Quilting is our passion, and it can cause frustration when pain makes it challenging.
A tailor's clapper is an essential tool for quality pressing. Your seams will be flatter than ever by adding this humble piece of wood to your sewing routine. Whether you already have a tailor's clapper or are interested in getting one for the first time, you may be wondering how to add some of your own creative flair to your clapper.
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!
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.