The 23 Best Quilting Blogs On The Web For 2022

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I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite things about quilting is the community — the large, friendly community.

Many different types of people enjoy quilting, and quilt blogs make it possible for quilters to come together and talk about their experiences, as well as give each other useful tips.

Quilting bloggers often share pictures of their work, as they talk about the details of their process with other people who share their interest in quilting.

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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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13 Sewing Books Every Beginning Quilter And Sewist Must Have In Their Library

best sewing books for beginners

When you first start learning the basics of sewing and quilting, attempting to find tutorials or info online can feel a bit overwhelming.

I’ve been there.

Sometimes you just want a physical copy of a book with all the necessary information. 

In this post, we will take a look at some of the best sewing books for beginners and talk about what they offer and what makes them unique. 

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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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7 Popular Quilting Stitches For 2022

quilting stitches

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 2022.

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The Ultimate Guide To Better Hand Quilting

woman sewing hand quilting

Hand quilting has managed to still be popular in today’s modern quilt world.

Quilters choose hand quilting for a variety of reasons.

Many quilters want to create an heirloom, have a hand quilting design, or simply enjoy the quiet comfort of stitching.

Hand quilting requires thousands of small stitches but altogether they work to create beautiful images. These stitches add depth and art to a colorful patchwork of colors.

Each stitch taken is as unique as the fingerprint on the quilters fingers.

Hand quilting represents the love, craftsmanship, and individuality of the person holding the needle.

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