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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A Beginner’s Guide To Binding a Quilt

How to Bind a Quilt

You did it! You quilted your beautiful quilt, and you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Your quilt edging is the last part of your project.

So how do you conceal your edges? Prepare yourself for…the dreaded quilt binding. Actually, I love binding a quilt. It’s one of my favorite steps and not as intimidating or daunting as some would have you believe.

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Straight Line Quilting Tutorial for Beginners

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When you step into your favorite department store and find a quilted jacket, blanket, or even handbag, nine times out of 10, what kind of quilting do you see on that item?

Straight-line quilting!

But if you want to recreate one of those items at home, how can you possibly keep your lines so uniform and, well, straight?

In this tutorial, I will show you how to accomplish those clean, beautiful, modern lines on your quilt projects.

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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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