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Your Simple Guide To 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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Everything You Need To Know About Stitch Length For Quilting

When you are setting up your sewing machine for quilting, there are several steps you need to take, from filling a bobbin to threading the needle. 

One of the steps that some might overlook is choosing the correct stitch length. 

Most sewing machines are set to a general stitch length of “3”, but is that the correct length for making a quilt? 

Let’s discuss this topic and review some valuable information about quilting stitch length. 

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Machine Quilting

The Ultimate Guide To Machine Quilting For Beginners

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 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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How To Choose Beautiful, Complementary Colors For Your Quilt Projects

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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How to Bind a Quilt

A Beginner’s Guide To Binding 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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