7 Of The Best Handheld Sewing Machines For Quilters And Sewers

handheld sewing machine

In the world of portable sewing machines, mini handheld sewing machines represent the smallest category.

You can literally operate the machine with one hand while holding the fabric with the other hand. 

They are designed primarily for performing emergency repairs when you are away from home or don’t have a standard sewing machine

Most of them run on batteries, so you won’t have a cord in your way as you work.

Quilters find them useful at times for quick basting tasks or when teaching a young person about sewing.

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21 Exquisite And Inspiring Barn Quilt Patterns To Create A Work Of Art [+Free Printable]

barn quilt designs

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 signs on barns are bound to inspire you not only for your next quilt project but to create your a barn quilt for your home.

We’re sharing 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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The 23 Best Quilting Blogs On The Web For 2022

woman on computer, quilting blogs

I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite things about quilting is the community — the large, friendly community.

Many different types of people enjoy quilting, and quilt blogs make it possible for quilters to come together and talk about their experiences, as well as give each other useful tips.

Quilting bloggers often share pictures of their work, as they talk about the details of their process with other people who share their interest in quilting.

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Your Simple Guide To Quilt Sizes

Quilt Sizes

Quilters learn one important fact about the art of quilting when they create their first quilt — when it comes to quilts there is no right size.

Quilts come in all shapes and sizes, so when it comes to determining the size, the main questions to answer are, what or who are you making the quilt for?

And how are you going to make it work for that project?

Even though quilts come in standard sizes, other factors can influence the size of your quilt.

Mattress size is always a factor in the final size, so the final size of your quilt can be 4″ to 8″ different than the standard size.

You usually have to add length to your quilt so it hangs over the edge of the mattress properly.

The other factors that impact the size of your quilt are the backing and the batting.

The size of the backing and the batting depends on how you want your quilt to look, so those factors may not be on a quilt size chart.

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Are You An Advanced Sewer And Quilter? Here Are The 9 Best Sewing Machines For You

best sewing machine for advanced sewers

When you have graduated from novice to advanced in your sewing endeavors, you probably are tempted to purchase a new advanced sewing machine.

That hand-me-down sewing machine your mom or friend gave you was great for learning how to sew and quilt, but now it’s your turn to choose the perfect one for you. 

This post will show you nine fantastic high-end sewing machines that you can check out and decide if they would be a good fit for you and your needs. 

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20 Striking Turning Twenty Quilt Patterns

turning twenty quilt pattern

It’s no secret that quilt making is a passion project, and for some projects, it can take over 100 hours to construct the quilt top.

But what if you want to make a beautiful quilt that features gorgeous fabrics that won’t take weeks or months to complete?

Cue the turning 20 quilt pattern, please.

This pattern is perfect for beginners or for someone who has a fabulous fat quarter bundle that they want to use for a quick and easy quilt.

Let’s take a look at this type of pattern, shall we?

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