11 Fun And Practical Thread Storage Ideas

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As a quilter, you’ll find that one of the fun things you get to collect and accumulate over the years is thread and lots of it!

But how do you store it properly? 

Thread storage not only can be functional but beautiful as well.

All those gorgeous colors of thread can create a unique decoration for your sewing space.

In this post, we’ll review several DIY thread storage options along with some store-bought storage ideas. 

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Quilters’ Frame Plans: 2 Super Simple Ways To Make Your Own Quilt Frame

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A quilter’s frame may not be a necessary tool for every quilter, but if you plan to do a lot of hand quilting, it may be a good idea to invest in a quilt frame

Sure, you can find pre-made frames online, but let’s be honest, most of us quilters like to do as many DIY projects as possible.

Why not make your own quilting frame?

In this post, I give you simple instructions on how to make a quilt frame by using either wood or PVC — and the pros and cons of both types. 

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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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A Quilter’s (And Sewer’s) Guide To The Best Sewing Thread

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Have you ever gone into your local fabric shop or arts and crafts store hunting for thread only to stumble upon hundreds of options for colors, uses, and materials?

If you don’t know the basics of thread, it can be pretty overwhelming.

In today’s episode of “The Quilter’s Guide,” I will explain the basics to you and help you better understand what makes good thread, and help you pick out the best sewing thread for your next project.

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9 Of The Best Quilting Gloves

Quilting Gloves

Quilting is a labor of love, but you don't have to accept hand, arm, and neck strain as part of the hobby. 

Shifting large quilts while machine sewing admittedly strains everything from your fingertips to your neck, but a solution exists.

Free motion quilting gloves help you grip fabric easily.

The greater control created by gripper coatings reduces the physical effort needed to move heavy quilts. 

When you use a rotary cutter, you can try gloves that protect your fingers.

Cut-resistant gloves for quilters stop you from nicking yourself.

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7 Excellent Fabric Glues For Quilters and Sewers

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Fabric glue is specially formulated to make a strong bond while remaining flexible.

Flexibility is vital for fabric applications because fabrics can move, bend, and twist during use by their nature. 

Whether you want to repair torn blue jeans or glue baste seams on a quilt, fabric adhesive delivers excellent results. 

Once you stock your sewing kit with fabric glue, you'll find that it has many great uses while quilting or fixing your favorite things around the house.

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