How To Choose Beautiful, Complementary Colors For Your Quilt Projects

choosing colors for quilt

One of my favorite parts of a quilt project is the selection of fabrics.

This process can be a bit tricky and overwhelming since there are thousands of options, either in-store or online, to choose from. 

I’d like to make choosing fabric for a quilt easier for you by sharing some of my tips and ideas on selecting fabric colors.

This decision should be a fun step in the quilt-making process, and I’m excited to show you how to make it just that — a lot of fun!

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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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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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7 Of The Best Quilt Kits For Beginners

Quilt Kits for Beginners

Getting started with the quilting hobby might feel overwhelming at first. You need a pattern to follow, and you have to pick out fabrics.

You don't have to let these time-consuming tasks get in the way when you want the satisfaction of making a quilt.

A quilt kit for beginners connects you with rapid results while letting you skip most preplanning tasks.

Many manufacturers know what you need, and they have many beginner quilt kits on the market.

Most of them have precut pieces that are ready to assemble. A few require you to do some additional cutting but not nearly as much as if you had started from scratch.

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7 Best Quilting Books For Beginners

bed and table, best books for quilters

As a beginning quilter, you'll want to start with fairly simple patterns. This gives you a chance to develop your skills without getting too frustrated.

All quilters stand on the shoulders of those who quilted before them, and the many beginning quilting books on the market will be an invaluable resource on your journey.

We've made this list to help you choose the references that will lead to success.

As you learn to quilt, you'll explore your creative side and produce fine objects that provide pleasure for many years.

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