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

best sewing threads

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

fabric glues for quilters

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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9 Excellent Hand Quilting Frames To Consider

hand quilting frames

Hand quilting has been an art form for centuries, and the tools used to accomplish delicate quilting designs haven’t changed much.

These essential hand quilting tools are a needle, thread, thimble, and a quilt frame. 

In this article, we’re going to focus on the quilting frame, its benefits, and a list of nine excellent options for quilting frames for you to do your hand quilting at home. 

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The Ultimate Guide To Choosing The Right Quilt Batting And Types Of Batting

How to Choose Quilt Batting

Congratulations! You have completed your first quilt top.

At this point, you will need to make a quilt “sandwich.” The pieced top and the backing make the top and bottom of the sandwich, while the batting goes into the center.

During the 1800’s, quilters used flannel or old blankets to make the center part of the quilt sandwich. This addition made their quilts heavy. Their goal was to provide warmth in a home that typically stayed at 50° during a mild winter.

Why do we need the batting then if our home is already warm?

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All You Need To Know About Quilting Hoops And 4 Hoops To Try

7 Best Quilting Hoops

When you want to hand stitch a quilt, a quilting hoop is an essential tool. 

It transforms what would be a cumbersome task into a creative pleasure where you can see the results emerge before your eyes. 

This simple device holds your quilt while you sew the layers together. 

Quilting hoops for hand quilting come in a variety of sizes.

You hold some in your lap while others come with stands. 

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