How To Hand-Tie A Quilt In 5 Easy Steps

Have you ever gone into an antique store in a small town? What is one item that is bound to be at every antique store — no matter where you go? A hand-tied quilt! 

Tying a quilt by hand was a popular way of quilting in days gone by, but it seems quilt tying is a lost art, especially in the modern quilt era.

I love the look of a tied quilt. The ties add such a sweet finish to a quilt top and a fun 3D texture. Plus, once you have the knot tying figured out, it can be much quicker and easier than hand or machine quilting. Sounds like a win-win to me!

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A Step-By-Step Guide To Making A Quilted Pillow Cover

Quilted Pillow Cover Tutorial

How many of you have been contemplating trying out quilting, but you’re just not quite sure where to begin? Making an entire quilt? That’s a bit intimidating, but there are other easier projects you might want to try first.

Today I am going to show you how to make a quilted pillow cover. This is a great way to try out quilting and have a lot of fun doing it!

This is absolutely a beginner-friendly project, and we want to help you get started! Let’s do this!

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10 Of The Best Memory Quilts Ever

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When you hear the term “memory quilt” what comes to mind? A family heirloom?

A quilt made in memory of someone who has passed?

Maybe a quilt to commemorate a specific time in someone’s life?

Are you planning on making a memory quilt, but not quite sure where to begin?

In this article, I will show you some unique and creative ways to capture those precious memories you treasure and turn them into a beautiful functional piece of art—a quilt! 

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The 7 Best Quilting Needles For Hand Quilting

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Handing quilting lets you step away from your sewing machine.

You get to unplug and descend into the mind-cleansing joy of creating directly with your hands.

As with all things quilting, the right needles matter.

They reduce hand strain and produce better results.

At first glance, the styles and sizes of hand quilting needles can be a little overwhelming.

Which needle you choose will boil down to personal preference and the materials that you're working with.

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7 Of The Best Quilt Kits For Beginners

Quilt Kits for Beginners

Getting started with the quilting hobby might feel overwhelming at first. You need a pattern to follow, and you have to pick out fabrics.

You don't have to let these time-consuming tasks get in the way when you want the satisfaction of making a quilt.

A quilt kit for beginners connects you with rapid results while letting you skip most preplanning tasks.

Many manufacturers know what you need, and they have many beginner quilt kits on the market.

Most of them have precut pieces that are ready to assemble. A few require you to do some additional cutting but not nearly as much as if you had started from scratch.

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15 Of The Best Sewing Scissors For Quilters

Quilting is a hobby that involves a great deal of fabric cutting. For that reason, you'll want to have the best fabric scissors in your tool kit.

When shopping for quilting scissors, hand comfort and blade sharpness are of the utmost importance.

Keep in mind that stainless steel blades offer good rust resistance, but they will not keep a sharp edge for as long as high-carbon steel blades.

High-carbon steel, however, will be at risk of rusting.

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