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Tips for Machine Appliqué

Regardless of how you prepare your appliqué pieces, how you stabilize and stitch them are the keys to machine-appliqué success. Click through to the end of this slideshow to get troubleshooting tips!

How to Clean Your Tools

Doris shares her best tips for cleaning common sewing tools, including cutting mat, iron, rotary cutter, and acrylic rulers.

Tour Elizabeth's Small Sewing Space

Elizabeth shares her small sewing space, as well as how she keeps clutter to a minimum.

Organize Patterns with Clipboards

Use a clipboard system to organize in-progress patterns. Beth shares how she makes this system work for her.

Shoebox Storage for WIPs

Keep your works in progress organized in clear shoeboxes. Joanna shares what she includes besides fabric in each box.

Tips for Achieving a Clean Work Space

Quilting is a messy hobby! Quilters need a lot of supplies and fabrics to make their beautiful creations  and that often leads to a messy work space. In this video, staff members share their best tips for creating a clutter-free and usable work space.

More How to quilt

How to Join Long Rows of Blocks

Instead of joining long rows of individual blocks or units, designer Kristin Esser uses a technique called "chunking". Here's how she does it.

Tips for Using Vintage Fabrics in Quilts

Designer Ann Hermes shares her tips and tricks for using vintage fabrics.

The Benefits of Handwork

Give yourself a health break—pick up some stitching and reap the mindfulness benefits of simply slowing down.