Quilting basics

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Tips for Working with Homespuns

Because homespun fabrics have a looser weave than traditional quilting cottons, extra care is needed when sewing with them. Here are some things to know when using these beautiful fabrics in your projects.

Tips for Sewing Through Thick Fabrics

Are you sewing with denim, upholstery fabric, or canvas? Beth shares tips for dealing with those bulky seams.

How to Style a Quilt Ladder

Consider these tips when displaying quilts on a ladder in your home.

10 Tips for Choosing Fabrics

When we ask quilters what they struggle with most, choosing fabric is always toward the top of the list. Here are 10 great tips to help you find the color palettes and combinations that work best for you.

3 Tips for Cleaning Your Quilts

Our staff members share their favorite tips for cleaning and washing their quilts.

Inspiration for Choosing Color Palettes

We challenged ourselves to use our surroundings as the beginning of a color palette. To do that, we took pictures of things we love around our homes, yards, or neighborhoods and used those photos to pull from our stashes.

More Quilting basics

How to Clean Your Sewing Machine

Prevent lint and dust from building up by cleaning your sewing machine regularly. Beth shows you how!

Take Gorgeous Photos of Your Quilts with Flowers

Take Instagram-worthy pictures of your quilts with the help of beautiful bouquets from your garden. Jody Sanders shares her tips for photographing flowers and quilts together.

What to Watch or Listen to While Sewing

Many quilters like to watch or listen to something while they sew. We asked our social media audience for their favorites, so check out this list of quilter-approved picks.