Cotton batting is hands down the most popular choice of batting for quilters today. Some may even call it the quilting world’s MVP because it has long been inducted into the crafting Hall of Fame. Even though it's a common choice, cotton batting is far from average.
Quilting on a budget is something we all think about. How can we stretch our money so that we still have enough to stock up on fabric and patterns? One way is to get sneaky and spend a little less on the part of the quilt that no one sees – the batting.
I can get overly excited at times when talking about sewing notions. I may even be guilty of using superlatives in most of my posts because I'm just that passionate about the best of the best for you and your quilts!
Ready for a super simple tutorial on how to match a print seamlessly on your quilt backing using just a washable glue stick? Keep reading!
So, let's have some real talk here for a sec. You're obviously here because you love quilts.
Finding a longarm quilter isn’t easy. Heck, finding a good babysitter isn’t easy, and they don’t even have to know how to bury threads! But here’s what longarm quilters and babysitters both have in common: they have to earn your trust, because you’re placing a prized treasure in their hands.
I learned to hand quilt as many of you have learned most things in adulthood – through hours of searching the Internet. I experimented with different weights of thread, lengths of needles, stitches, basting methods and hoop sizes.
Straight line machine quilting is a clean, modern style that is incredibly satisfying… when done well. If you dive in with all of the knowledge and tools you need, there’s no chance your next project won’t be fabulous! You supply the tools.
I bring you something very special and exciting today – a complete guide to hiring a longarm quilter! Although I like to pretend that I know all there is to know about this quilty world of ours, the truth is there are some avenues in quilting that I know very little about.
Sometimes when I’m lying in bed trying to fall asleep, I reflect on life, love and quilting. There are other times when I find myself planning my amazing Oreo-based meals for the next day… but on cool fall nights, I get nostalgic about my sewing journey.