19 Of The Best Quilting Tips All Beginners Should Know

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Is it your first time quilting, and you feel a little lost?

Don’t worry — we’ve all been there with our first quilt projects. 

Quilting is an excellent hobby to get into, and once you learn some quilting tips and tricks, you’ll sew gorgeous quilts in no time. 

Whether this is your first time ever sewing something, or you’ve got a few quilts under your belt, I hope this list of tips for quilters will help you out. 

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Quilters’ Frame Plans: 2 Super Simple Ways To Make Your Own Quilt Frame

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A quilter’s frame may not be a necessary tool for every quilter, but if you plan to do a lot of hand quilting, it may be a good idea to invest in a quilt frame

Sure, you can find pre-made frames online, but let’s be honest, most of us quilters like to do as many DIY projects as possible.

Why not make your own quilting frame?

In this post, I give you simple instructions on how to make a quilt frame by using either wood or PVC — and the pros and cons of both types. 

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7 Popular Quilting Stitches For 2021

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One of the essential parts of quilt making is, of course, the quilting stitches.

A quilt stitch is more critical than you may think. 

All the stitches you use for your decorative quilting design also hold the layers of your quilt together.

This use is essential for the longevity of your quilt

If you do not use the correct stitches, or worse, no stitches at all, the quilt will quickly become misshapen, warped, and eventually fall apart. 

Did you know there are several different types of quilting stitches?

This post will cover the seven most popular quilting stitches that are trending in 2021.

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The 21 Best Quilting Blogs On The Web For 2021

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I don't know about you, but one of my favorite things about quilting is the community — the large, friendly community.

Many different types of people enjoy quilting, and quilt blogs make it possible for quilters to come together and talk about their experiences, as well as give each other useful tips.

Quilting bloggers often share pictures of their work, as they talk about the details of their process with other people who share their interest in quilting.

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15 Beginner Quilt Patterns To Make You Look Like A Pro

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Are you a beginner quilter searching for patterns that don’t necessarily look like simple quilt patterns?

When I was a beginner, I wanted to hurry up and learn the basics so I could make the more complicated, “fancy” quilt patterns

You know which ones I’m talking about.

The quilt patterns where you have to take a step back, turn your head, and say, “How did they do that?!” 

I’ve come up with a fun list of beginner-friendly quilt patterns that will make you look like a pro from the get-go.

Just because you’re attempting a beginner quilt pattern doesn’t mean it can’t be gorgeous and professional.

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A Quilter’s (And Sewer’s) Guide To The Best Sewing Thread

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Have you ever gone into your local fabric shop or arts and crafts store hunting for thread only to stumble upon hundreds of options for colors, uses, and materials?

If you don’t know the basics of thread, it can be pretty overwhelming.

In today’s episode of “The Quilter’s Guide,” I will explain the basics to you and help you better understand what makes good thread, and help you pick out the best sewing thread for your next project.

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