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Tying, or tufting, is a quick alternative to hand- or machine-quilting. Tied quilts have a puffier look than those that are quilted.

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Tie a bright ribbon to a safety pin and place the pin where you stop quilting. When it’s time to begin quilting again, you...
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Having recently become the proud owner of a long-arm machine, I have made several whole-cloth practice pieces to master the...
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An easy way to mark quilting designs when I’m long-arm quilting is to use a makeup brush and talcum powder to apply the...
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I purchased a pair of inexpensive gardening gloves that have rubber dots on the palms to use for machine quilting. The rubber ...
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As a hand quilter, I mark my quilting patterns with chalk because it is easy to remove. However, I could only mark a few inches...
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I usually complete several quilt tops before taking them to be quilted. After completing the tops, I stack each one with its...
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After taking a machine quilting class, I had leftover squares of batting sandwiched between muslin. I put one of these recycled...
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When tracing a design on Glad Press’n Seal wrap for machine quilting, I use fine-point markers in two colors. I use one...
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To protect my thumb while hand-quilting, I cut a finger from an inexpensive pair of rubber gloves and put it over my thumb. The...
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When I’m hand-quilting an area that is long and open, I cut my thread twice as long as normal. I take one stitch and pull...
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For my quilts, I like to custom-design machine quilting patterns. I needlepunch my designs onto tracing paper, then secure the...
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If I’m machine-quilting and have to remove the quilt to replace the bobbin thread, I use a safety pin to attach a scrap of bright fabric...
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I am learning free-motion quilting and have been practicing on decorator fabric samples. The lines on the samples mean I don’t have to...
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Over the years I’ve made many baby quilts, for which I love to use traditional pieced patterns with creative fill-in quilting stitches....
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To easily quilt a border, I lay the quilt over a bed in my spare bedroom and pull up a chair. By moving my chair around the bed, I don’t...