7 Best Quilting Ironing Boards For 2020

Best Ironing Boards for Quilters

If you're a quilter, you're going to need a good quilting ironing board. And no, that skinny, wobbly board you've had for twenty years won't do the trick.

You'll need something that works for a large swath of fabric and a heavy finished quilt — something that doesn't tip over or cause you to trip over yards of material as you're trying to iron.

Fortunately, there are ironing boards made just for your quilting projects, so don't skimp on this important piece of equipment.

If you want a quality, beautiful finished product (and we know you do), invest in an ironing board that makes the job easier and safer.

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6 Of The Best Self-healing Cutting Mats for Quilters

Best Self-Healing Cutting Mats

One of the most utilized tools in the quilters workspace aside from the rotary cutter is the cutting mat.

A quality cutting mat will not only provide a sturdy cutting surface but also self-heal in the process. The composition of the mat should not dull your rotary blade.

Although mats come in a variety of sizes, a new quilter will want to purchase an 18″x 24″ mat to get them started. This size is easily portable for classes and retreats.

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The 5 Best Sewing Tables for 2020

There comes a time in every new quilters' life where they need to make the transition from the kitchen table to a quilting table.

Aside from the fact that the kitchen table will never do a good job containing all our sewing supplies, it does not provide comfortable support for our bodies.

.Long periods of sewing at the kitchen table inevitably lead to sore neck and shoulder muscles. The best solution for successful quilting with storage solutions and ergonomic comfort would be a sewing or quilting table or sewing cabinet.

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The 6 Best Quilting Irons For 2020

Are you searching for the best iron for your quilting projects?

If you love quilting and want to ensure a quality product, you need to invest in quality tools.

You want to create a quilt that is not only beautiful but also practical and useful for generations.

A quilt can be an heirloom treasure that deserves ensuring you have the proper equipment in your quilting set-up.

You may not focus on quilting irons as much as you might your sewing machine, fabrics, or batting — but this important piece of hardware shouldn't be overlooked or purchased without some consideration and research.

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Best Rotary Cutters For Quilting In 2020

best rotary cutters in 2018

As a new quilter, you will find a large assortment of tools that must be purchased to complete your first quilt project.

One of the tools most often used, besides the sewing machine, is the rotary cutter.

Originally invented for the garment industry, this handy tool became a staple at every quilters cutting table during the 1980s.

Before the rotary cutter, quilters spent hours cutting out pieces by hand with sharp scissors. Each piece of fabric, as well as each completed block, required precision in trimming.

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8 Basic Quilting Tools For Beginners

No one knows when quilting became an art form.

Historians say the earliest quilted garment was part of a statue representing an Egyptian pharaoh who was doing what pharaoh’s do around 3400 B.C.

The Crusaders brought the quilting art form to Europe in the 11th century. The knights wore quilted garments the way folks wear Under Armour today.

The earliest known surviving quilt is Sicilian. That quilt is a 14th-century deteriorating masterpiece.

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