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Tips for Using Solid Fabrics in Quilts
Keep these considerations in mind when composing a project in solid fabrics.
Quilt Layouts for Common Block Sizes
See various quilt layouts (from table topper to king-size bed quilt) for common block sizes. Use the charts to turn a favorite block into a quilt that fits your space.
Must-Have Tools for Ironing Fabric and Pressing Quilt Blocks
Press your best with editor-selected products that help get wrinkle-free fabric and flat seams.
Free Printable Quilt Project Planner
Make 2022 the year of finishes! Start it off right by making a list of all your unfinished projects. Complete as many as you can throughout the year--you've got this! Print the planner below.
How Often Should You Replace Hand-Sewing Needles?
We all know that a sewing machine needle should be changed after every eight hours of sewing, but we don’t often hear a standard for hand-sewing needles. That's because the answer is a little more nuanced. Read more below.
How Long Does Thread Last?
Sewing thread does expire eventually. Read more below to discover all the factors at play. Then take the simple test to see if your thread is still good!

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Start a New Year of Sewing Off Right
We all love to start the new year off right, especially when it comes to our sewing lives. Here are 10 items to help you begin the year refreshed, inspired, and enthusiastic about your projects! None of these to-dos will take very long, but they'll have a big impact on the amount of joy quilting will bring you in the upcoming year.
Where to Donate Quilts for Charity
Quilters are some of the most generous people we know! Using your talents to help those in need can spread love and cheer in your community. If you've never donated to a sewing charity before or are looking for new ways to share your talents, we have a few tips to consider and suggested charities to get you started!
Hang Quilts with Metal Clips

Lindsay shares the different ways she uses metal clips (available at office stores) to hang quilts in her home.