Quilting is a physical hobby. We asked our Facebook readers how they prevent pain during a long day of quilting. Here are their responses!
Learn basic quilting terms and search for unknown sewing words with our complete quilting glossary! If we have more information on a term or how-to instructions on a technique, there will be a link within the description, so you can read more or watch a video about the topic.
Elizabeth gives you three ways to deal with blocks that aren't the correct size once you've sewn them together.
Alison shares her favorite tips for getting perfect borders!
Add a modern look to your quilt with facing to finish your quilt instead of binding! As a bonus, this technique also adds triangles in the corners that can be used for hanging!
How to Buy an Antique Quilt
There are a lot of factors to consider before you buy an antique quilt. These top tips will help you add beautiful treasures to your quilt collection.
We've all been there -- you start a project and then years later, you're struggling to finish it. Whatever your reason for letting it go neglected, it can lead to a sense of guilt and can you make you unclear of how to move on with the project. Here are some ideas for deciding what to do with the projects that you aren't certain are worth your time to finish.
We know, we know. You're so busy! When your to-list is a mile long, it's hard to fit in time to sew. We hope these tips will help you fit in more time in your sewing room!
Making Quilt Labels
Follow these tips for labeling your quilt, then choose from two block ideas to make your own quilt label.
Make an entire quilt of yo-yos or add just a few to your project for a touch of texture.
Whipped Woven Circle
Learn to make a whipped woven circle for your embroidery projects.
These tips will help you get perfect button holes with your sewing machine.
How to Make a Felted Ball
Felted balls are so fun to make! Use them as embellishments on projects, string them together for a garland, or use them as jewelry.
Clip and Turn a Corner
Trimming the seam allowance at a corner is the best way to make a sharp finished point. The little wedge of fabric removed from the seam allowance means less bulk so the corner is flat and sharp. Here's how to do it.
Clipping a Curved Seam
When you sew a curved seam, reducing the bulk of the seam allowance before you turn the unit right side out is a must. Clipping the seams is the trick for making the finished outer edges of the curve smooth and flat. Here's how.
The Ultimate Thread Guide
Your thread choice is so important to the quality and enjoyment of your sewing, quilting, and embroidery! But with so many thread types out there, it's hard to distinguish which one is the best for the job. Superior Threads has a helpful Thread Selection Chart to help you determine which thread is right for your project. Brought to you by Superior Threads.
How to Use a Seam Ripper
Here's a fact: If you sew, you will "unsew." Simply put, sometimes it is necessary to remove a line of stitching. What you need to unsew is a sharp, good quality seam ripper. It is a must-have tool in your sewing kit!
Having trouble with your triangle-squares? Beth gives you 6 tips for achieving more accurate results.
Joanna Burgarino shares tips for finishing a t-shirt quilt.
How to Bleach or Overdye Fabrics
Create uniquely colored prints by bleaching or overdyeing fabrics (or doing both). You'll be delighted with the results.
Use interfacing between layers of fabric to add body and stability. There are many types of interfacing, often making it difficult to choose the best type for your project. The following are four popular types and their most common uses.
Whether you are a collector of antique quilts, inherited a family heirloom quilt, or came across some vintage orphan blocks at a flea market, you may have questions about how to care for your fabric treasures. Bettina Havig and Darlene Zimmerman, both experts on historical quilts, give you the answers on how to treat older quilts right.
Turn your domestic sewing machine into a long arm with a Q-Zone Hoop Frame from The Grace Company. It's an affordable and space-saving solution for your quilting.