15 Easy-To-Tackle Machine Quilting Designs For Beginners

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When you are a beginner quilter, the actual quilting process can be quite an overwhelming step.

Hunting around online, you find so many gorgeous, complex machine quilting patterns, but where are the simple quilting designs?

I’m here to tell you, “don’t stress it!” Yes, quilting is a critical step, but it shouldn’t be scary or overwhelming.

This post shows you 11 machine quilting designs that are perfect for beginners and will make your next quilt come together beautifully and become a project you can truly be proud of.

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21 Exquisite And Inspiring Barn Quilt Patterns To Create A Work Of Art

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As a quilter, if you are like me, you are constantly brainstorming for new ideas.

Have you ever considered taking a road trip for inspiration?

If you take a drive through rural America, you are sure to drive past barns that have gorgeous barn quilt designs painted on them.

These huge quilt blocks are bound to inspire you not only for your next quilt project but to create your very own barn quilt for your home.

In this post, we’ll share 21 barn quilt ideas to motivate you to run down to your local home improvement store and grab the supplies to make your own.

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Want To Learn Edge-to-Edge Quilting? Here’s An Easy Tutorial Plus Designs

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When it comes to quilting, the possibilities are endless with what you can do with your sewing machine and some thread.

Whether you like the look of straight-line quilting, edge-to-edge quilting designs, free motion designs, or complex custom quilting, no two quilts will look exactly the same.

In this post, let’s take an in-depth look at the category of edge-to-edge quilting

I’ll share a simple tutorial and some downloadable designs.

You can use the designs with an embroidery machine or as inspiration to do with your sewing machine using free-motion techniques.

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31 Sewing Quotes That Will Have You In Stitches And Mend Your Soul

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Every quilter and sewer needs some inspiration from time to time and a reminder that her craft is something of value. 

It’s also affirming to connect with your fellow crafters and share how essential sewing and quilting are to your joy in life.

That’s where our list of sewing quotes comes in. 

You sew and quilt in isolation so often, so you forget that there’s a community of people who share the delights, frustrations, and hilarity of sewing.

We’ve curated a list of 31 sewing quotes and sayings that will resonate with you and remind you how valuable your creative gift is to you and the world.

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19 Of The Best Quilting Tips All Beginners Should Know

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Is it your first time quilting, and you feel a little lost?

Don’t worry — we’ve all been there with our first quilt projects. 

Quilting is an excellent hobby to get into, and once you learn some quilting tips and tricks, you’ll sew gorgeous quilts in no time. 

Whether this is your first time ever sewing something, or you’ve got a few quilts under your belt, I hope this list of tips for quilters will help you out. 

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What Are Barn Quilts? Here’s Everything You Need To Know

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Have you ever been on a road trip in rural America and glance up at an old, dilapidated barn that has a brightly painted quilt block on the front of it?

Why would someone take the time to put something like that upon a barn that looks like it’s about to fall over, right?

This post will go over the significance of these beautiful art pieces hung up on unique canvas and why rural Americans love to display them on their barns.

What Are Barn Quilts?

Barn quilts are innovative messages that bring people together in the spirit of country pride.

A paintbrush and several colors of paint can make strangers, friends and once a barn quilt stands tall and bright, those friends become accomplices.

They rally around these impressive works of rural art and look for a paintbrush so they can experience the same down-home feeling of pride and accomplishment.

So What Gives Barn Quilts That Down-Home Feeling?

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