Quilting basics

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Start a Sewing Self-Care Ritual
Sewing can provide a much-needed break from our multitasking, hurried, digital-centric lives. Slowing down and working with our hands helps to quiet some of the noise, allowing for more mindful and stress-free living. In this video, staff members share a few ways they make sewing part of their self-care routine.
Upgrade Your Sewing Tools
Simple upgrades to your most-used tools can make the sewing process easier and more enjoyable. In this video, our staff shares recent upgrades they've made in their sewing rooms!
Tips for Tackling a Tedious Sewing Task
We all have those dreaded tasks in our quilting lives – the ones that hang over our head and make us feel drained just thinking about them. But there’s a large body of research that suggests we’ll be happier, less stressed, and more creative if we buckle down and get that task done! In this video, our staff is sharing the tasks they've been putting off and how they're conquering them.
Hang Quilts with Command Strips
Joanna shares tips for hanging quilts on your wall using 3M Command Strips.
Hang Quilts with Metal Clips
Lindsay shares the different ways she uses metal clips (available at office stores) to hang quilts in her home.
How to Hang Quilts Without a Hanging Sleeve
Hang quilts on your wall without the work of adding a hanging sleeve. Staff members share their favorite methods.

More Quilting basics

Tips for Using Vintage Fabrics in Quilts
Designer Ann Hermes shares her tips and tricks for using vintage fabrics.
Sewing Machine Maintenance Tracker
Set up a regular cleaning and maintenance schedule for your machine. Download a tracker for your machine cleaning at this link.

How to Style Quilts on a Ladder

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