7 Popular Quilting Stitches For 2023

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 2023.

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

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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Make Your Own Quilt Binding With Our Easy Tutorial

How to Make Quilt Binding

You’ve just finished quilting and squaring up your quilt sandwich, and now you are ready for the final step of the quilt-making process: the binding.

This step is one of my favorites in a quilt project, and I’m excited to show you how to make a quilt binding in this post. 

The binding not only affects the look of the quilt, but it also has the important job of securing and concealing the raw edges of the quilt sandwich.

The binding is crucial to ensure the edges don’t fray or unravel over time.

How Wide Should Quilt Binding Be?

Before diving into the tutorial, let’s go over quilt binding width and why it is important. 

For the most part, the width of the binding is your personal preference and how you want your quilts to look.

Some quilters love the look of a wide binding around ½” or wider, but the most common binding width is ¼”.

To be sure you conceal and properly secure the raw edges, I wouldn’t recommend a binding less than ¼” wide, just like a seam allowance.

If you use a narrower binding width, the binding fabric may come undone in the wash or over time and use. 

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23 Patriotic Quilt Patterns To Show Your All-American Spirit

When thinking of nostalgic Americana hand-crafted artwork, what comes to your mind?

I know for me, quilts are at the top of my list. 

There’s something so heartwarming about patriotic quilts and the impact that quilting as a whole has had on the American sewing community. 

Though quilting did not originate in the United States, it has a rich history cherished to this day by communities and people from all walks of life.

In this post, I’ve curated 23 Americana quilt patterns to inspire you to embrace the good ole’ red, white, and blue.

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6 Easy Steps To Make A Rave-Worthy Quilted Wall Hanging

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When researching different ways to display your wide variety of quilt projects, you will likely come across suggestions for quilt wall hangings. 

Sewing wall hangings is a fabulous way to show off your quilting and sewing skills while creating a beautiful piece of hangable art.

In this post, I’ll show you a simple way to hang your quilts no matter what size quilt you create, and I will also give some suggestions for other ways to display your quilts on the walls of your home (or any walls for that matter).

What Is a Quilt Wall Hanging? 

Simply put, a wall hanging quilt is a quilt (usually small in size, but it doesn’t have to be) that you hang on the wall for display and decoration. 

If you need inspiration for your wall hanging, you’ll find many beautiful quilt wall hanging ideas online to choose from.

Once you’ve decided on the wall-hanging quilt pattern you would like to make, then you need to figure out the best way to hang a quilt on a wall. 

I’ve done the research for you and have created my own projects to figure out the easiest way to hang a quilt on the wall.

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Free Printable Quilt Labels And Quilt Label Ideas

Printable Quilt Labels

Quilt labels are one of those small and personalized details that you may not find on most handmade quilts.

This small addition to your quilts will give all the necessary information to whoever looks at your quilt, whether it’s six months after you made it or 60 years. 

In this post, I’ll show you how to use our free printable labels with your projects, plus give you several methods to create your own labels.

I’ve also created a Free Printable Quilt Labels PDF that you can download to help you out with labeling your quilts. 

What Are Quilt Labels and Why Do You Need Them?

Quilt labels are often a small piece of fabric, most commonly a square or rectangle, made from 100% quilting cotton.

The information required for the label is then either written, ironed on, or printed onto that fabric with fabric-safe ink. 

You’ll want to use a white or very light color for the tag or label to ensure the wording is easily visible for the recipient. The wording should be written or printed using a dark color (black or navy blue, etc.).

How many times have you heard someone say, “Well, I have a quilt someone in my family made years ago, but I’m not sure who made it, when they made it, or why?”

Adding a quilt label onto the back of your quilts provides that vital info to the person you are giving a quilt to and their future family. Quilt tags can also add a sweet personal touch to gifts you give to friends and family.

Now let’s take a look at how you can use our quilt label template to make your very own labels for your quilts.

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