8 Of The Best Online Quilting Classes

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Quilting is a beautiful form of art, but it can be daunting to try to learn how to quilt on your own and teach yourself the necessary skills.

An excellent option for many individuals, especially in these times of social distancing and lockdowns, is online quilting classes for beginners. 

Also, not everyone can afford personal quilting lessons.

Online quilting classes are generally much less expensive than in-person courses. 

Many of these online programs have videos and tutorials that you can watch an unlimited number of times.

And you’ll have access to all the content, literally, forever. That’s a huge bonus!

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A Simple Guide To Squaring Up A Quilt

How to Square Up a Quilt

Have you ever wondered how to square a quilt? Squaring up a quilt is such an essential step in quilt making.

It can make the difference between your quilt being a wonky creation to a truly square, beautiful masterpiece.

I know some of you are wondering, “Do you square up a quilt before adding borders?” or “Do you wait until right before you add your binding to square up your quilt?”

My answer is yes — to both questions! I try to square up my blocks, rows, quilt top and finished quilt sandwich after each step to ensure my quilts are as square as possible.

This post will walk you through step-by-step my method for squaring up a quilted quilt sandwich.

What Is Squaring Up a Quilt?

So what exactly does it mean to “square up a quilt?” It means all your corners are cut square at a 90° angle, and all your edges are cut straight.

This will make attaching your binding much easier, and when your quilt is laid out on a bed or folded neatly, it will look professionally made.

When I am piecing my blocks together, once a block is complete, I like to go ahead and “square it up” or make sure it is a perfect square to keep things uniform.

Keeping your blocks square will also help your overall quilt top be neat and straight throughout the entire quilt-making process.

Here are a few tips when you create your quilt top to help keep your quilt square:

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10 Of The Best Quilting Games for Your Next Quilt Guild or Retreat

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Have you ever been put in charge of finding games for your local quilting guild or a quilting retreat?

How do you help your members and guests break the ice and become a real community of quilt lovers?

We want some unique and fun games for quilters that are the perfect way to bring everyone together, share some laughs, and maybe even learn something new about the wonderful world of quilting.

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How To Make a Baby Clothes Quilt: A Step-By-Step Tutorial

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How many parents have a plastic bin or bag stuffed full of their little one’s baby clothes you just couldn’t seem to part with?

It’s safe to say, most, if not all, parents have a stash of tiny clothes, but what good are those clothes if they just sit in a closet for years without even being seen or worn?

We have an excellent idea for those sweet little treasures — make your very own custom baby clothes quilt!

I know, it’s painful to think of cutting them up, but trust me, the end result is SO worth the slight heart panic you feel when you first start cutting into them.

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9 Beautiful Types of Quilts Every Quilter Should Try

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Quilting is such a versatile hobby, and there are so many different quilt styles and quilt types to choose from.

When trying to figure out what type of quilt you would like to create, you should first have a good idea of the different types of quilts and what skills you will need for each one.

In this article, we’ve curated nine different types of quilting patterns to peruse and decide which would be the best for you to try.

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7 Of The Best Embroidery Machines For Quilters

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Embroidery machines used to cost thousands of dollars.

With the popularity of personalized items and handmade gifts, companies have begun creating home embroidery machines for home crafters and small business owners.

As a quilter, an embroidery machine would be an excellent investment.

It’s perfect for creating custom labels for your quilts.

It also works well for baby quilts to add the child’s name and birth date on the quilt top. 

You can even create beautifully intricate embroidered blocks to add extra texture and detail to your quilts.

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