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Thread weight matters, find out why

Thread has a weight, even if you think it’s as light as a feather, it can be measured, and it relates to the thickness, really. Much like humans….
The thread that you use on your project does make a difference to the result.

Get the most benefit from your quilting rulers

If you don’t know this yet, I love quilting with rulers. These wonders of the quilting universe are very expensive, especially imported from the USA. Quality quilting rulers are available from my online store and they don’t have to cost you your fabric budget for the month.

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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Dramatic effects with stencils

Quilt stencils have been a handy tool for quilters on both domestic and longarm machines for years. But do you choose details or frameworks?

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