Quilting basics

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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.

How to Clean Your Sewing Machine

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

More Quilting basics

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.

How to Display Quilts Outdoors

When the weather is nice, showcase your creations outside for others to enjoy. We give tips for displaying a quilt on your porch, a hammock, and a patio table.

Tips for Stitch-and-Flip Blocks

The stitch-and-flip technique is a common sewing practice, though accuracy can be tricky. Here are two tips for getting units that turn out the right size every time.