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Quilting 101, Sewing Tools, Tutorials

A Quilty Adventure Part I: How to Sew with Denim

How to sew with denim! This next series of posts is very exciting because I'm going to take you on the adventure of a lifetime (and y’all know me. I never exaggerate.) Prepare yourselves to boldly go where few quilters have ever gone before: on an exploration of seldom-used, underrated, crazy-difficult or just plain strange fabric options that you may have never even thought of before.

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Quilting 101, Sewing Tools

Fabric Starch: Get it or forget it?

Fabric Starch: Not Just for Your Grandpa

You might associate fabric starch with the pleats on your grandpa’s jeans… but he’s not the only one who uses starch. Quilters use fabric starch, too! Fabric starch is a magical spray-on formula that stiffens fabric, making it easier for you to work with while quilting… especially when you’re sewing intricate, complex patterns.

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Quilt Sizes Chart
Quilting, Quilting 101

The Ultimate Guide To Quilt Sizes

Quilts come in all shapes and sizes. As far as quilts are concerned, there is no “right” size. Some are square, some rectangular, some of mine have accidentally become rhombus in shape. When it comes to size, the only question you should care about is, “What do I want and what am I going to use this for?”

Before getting into too many details, take a look at this quilt sizes chart!

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How-To-Sew-Binding
Quilting 101, Tutorials

How To Sew Binding On A Quilt (VIDEO!)

You have finished piecing your quilt, sandwiched your batting, completed quilting it together and trimmed the excess batting. Hooray! Pat yourself on the back. There’s just one tiny little step before you are completely finished.

Sewing binding may not be the most exciting part of making a quilt, but it is the icing on your beautiful cake, so it’s best to take the extra time and do it right.

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Quilting Terms
Quilting, Quilting 101, Sewing Tools

Quilting Terms, Tools & Supplies

Quilting can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be. If you are new to quilting, you don’t need a lot. A few tools will get you through that first initial quilt. However, if you decide to come over to the dark side, like yours truly, and become a crazed quilt-osaurus, the amount of gadgets, notions, tools and whatchamathingies is pretty endless.

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