Your Simple Guide To Quilt Sizes

Quilt Sizes

Quilters learn one important fact about the art of quilting when they create their first quilt — when it comes to quilts there is no right size.

Quilts come in all shapes and sizes, so when it comes to determining the size, the main questions to answer are, what or who are you making the quilt for?

And how are you going to make it work for that project?

Even though quilts come in standard sizes, other factors can influence the size of your quilt.

Mattress size is always a factor in the final size, so the final size of your quilt can be 4″ to 8″ different than the standard size.

You usually have to add length to your quilt so it hangs over the edge of the mattress properly.

The other factors that impact the size of your quilt are the backing and the batting.

The size of the backing and the batting depends on how you want your quilt to look, so those factors may not be on a quilt size chart.

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The 7 Best Quilting Irons For 2022 [Updated]

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Are you searching for the best iron for your quilting projects?

If you love quilting and want to ensure a quality product, you need to invest in quality tools.

You want to create a quilt that is not only beautiful but also practical and useful for generations.

A quilt can be an heirloom treasure that deserves ensuring you have the proper equipment in your quilting set-up.

You may not focus on quilting irons as much as you might your sewing machine, fabrics, or batting — but this important piece of hardware shouldn’t be overlooked or purchased without some consideration and research.

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The Ultimate Guide To Machine Quilting For Beginners

Machine Quilting

Congratulations!

You have completed piecing a quilt top.

Now we must decide how you are going to quilt it. You have several options to choose from including hand tying, hand quilting or machine quilting.

Machine quilting is the fastest of these three methods but does require special feet.

Most beginner quilters are hesitant to use their home sewing machine because they believe that the quilt will not look nice once it is complete. New products like spray adhesives and marking tools have made it much easier to complete the quilt at home.

A word of caution here: if you’ve made a quilt top that’s queen size or larger, the space to the right of the throat plate may not allow you to quilt the machine at home.

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Review of The Gemini Die Cutting Machine

If you love quilting and being creative, but find that some of the work is tedious and takes up time that you would rather spend putting your talents to use, having an electric cutting machine is one way to add efficiency to your hobby.

If you are in the market for a die-cutting machine, the Gemini Die Cutting Machine is one of the best options out there.

Many people get tired of using a hand-crank machine, and if you are one of those people, this might be the perfect solution for you.

This cutting machine is a fast and quiet twin-function die cutter and embosser.

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What Are Barn Quilts? Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Barn Quilt

Have you ever been on a road trip in rural America and glance up at an old, dilapidated barn that has a brightly painted quilt block on the front of it?

Why would someone take the time to put something like that upon a barn that looks like it’s about to fall over, right?

This post will go over the significance of these beautiful art pieces hung up on unique canvas and why rural Americans love to display them on their barns.

What Are Barn Quilts?

Barn quilts are innovative messages that bring people together in the spirit of country pride.

A paintbrush and several colors of paint can make strangers, friends and once a barn quilt stands tall and bright, those friends become accomplices.

They rally around these impressive works of rural art and look for a paintbrush so they can experience the same down-home feeling of pride and accomplishment.

So What Gives Barn Quilts That Down-Home Feeling?

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11 Basic Quilting Tools For Beginners

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As a beginner quilter, all the gizmos and gadgets can be overwhelming and, frankly, confusing. 

Do I need all these templates?

How many different kinds of pins could I possibly need?

Do I purchase a bunch of patterns, or do I make my own?

I remember asking myself these questions when I decided to attempt quilting for the first time. 

Luckily, you don’t have to purchase every single item in the quilting section of your local hobby store to create a gorgeous quilt.

We share the top 11 quilting supplies in this post to help you begin your quilting journey.

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