Quilting

How to care for your new quilt

Caring for you quilt is as important as making the quilt. After all, you’ve spent a lot of time, money and patience making it.

Do you need quilting gloves?

Quilting gloves are good for keeping your hands warm, for sure, but it’s even better for quilting on a domestic machine. With so many to choose from, which do you get, and is there a cheaper option?

How to start quilting with rulers

With so many choices on the market, it can be difficult to decide which quilting rulers to buy.  Over time you will collect many rulers but there are a few that will make creating quilt motifs with rulers a joy.

Needle success

You knew that though.  There’s hand stitching, tapestry needles and then there are machine needles.  And there are a lot of things about machine needles that impact your stitch quality.  I’m not talking longarm machine needles here, they still confuse me.  All those numbers on that box remind me of everything I still have to …

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Have you noticed the new quilt pattern trend?

I enjoy quilting, no, I love quilting. I could very well sleep next to my quilt machine so that it’s right there if I wake up in the middle of the night with an urge to quilt. Yes, that’s me. Which also means that I want a pattern at weird times, and I don’t want to wait for the courier.

How to make cloth leaders

Cloth leaders for quilting machines? Yes, they’re those things that longarmers use to attach the quilt to so that we can roll it onto the bars. Thing is that these can get real dirty, real quick, and experience has taught me that the manufacturer ones shrink when you wash them! I’ll let you know what …

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