7 Of The Best Ironing Board Covers For Quilters

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You don’t want to risk scorching your quilt blocks when you iron them.

Although ironing covers and pads might not seem important, their characteristics matter quite a bit for quilters.

You want a surface that allows you to shift fabric easily and keep it smooth and flat.

The best ironing board cover and pad will work in conjunction with your iron to deliver a quick press that does not leave a grated impression from the underlying metal board.

A good cover also prevents scorches and water stains on your lovingly crafted quilt.

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Be Kind To Your Fabrics With These 21 Fun And Clever Fabric Storage Ideas

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Many of us, as quilters, love to collect beautiful fabric. 

Yardage and precuts and scraps, oh my!

But how should you store all this fabric you’ve spent your hard-earned money on?

Sure, you could store it in a bin, hidden in a closet, but what fun is that? 

Plus, after time has passed, you’ll forget what fabric you have, which is less than ideal. 

Let’s dive into all kinds of fabric organization ideas that you can use for inspiration to create the fabric organizer of your dreams. 

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9 Excellent Hand Quilting Frames To Consider

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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All About Basting Spray And 9 Of The Best Basting Spray Options For Quilting

So you’ve just finished a gorgeous quilt top and want to quilt it. 

You know you must make a quilt sandwich (quilt top, batting, and backing fabric), but how exactly will you do it?

There are many different ways to baste a quilt, but today, we will focus on the quickest way to baste a quilt. 

Spray-basting a quilt cuts your basting time in half and is a great way to adhere your quilt sandwich layers together without poking your fingers with pins.

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All You Need To Know About Quilting Hoops And 9 Hoops To Try

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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A Beginner’s Guide To Using Quilting Stencils

So you’ve just finished constructing a beautiful quilt top that took many hours, and now you need to quilt it. 

But what do you do?

Instead of sending it off to a longarm service or doing basic straight-line quilting, you want to do some unique decorative designs. But how? 

This post will cover a fun, unique way to add gorgeous free motion-like stitching to your quilts.

I’ll teach you the simple steps to accomplish the stitches and show you some great choices of quilt stencil patterns. 

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