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

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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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15 Magical Labyrinth Quilt Patterns You Must Try

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Today we’re going to go on an adventure through the winding paths of different labyrinth quilt patterns.

Before we dive into this mysterious pattern, let’s go over some basics.

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a labyrinth as “a maze formed by paths separated by high hedges.”

But how is that translated into a quilt pattern?

The answer to this question is what I’ll reveal in this post.

So buckle up and don’t get lost in this beautiful maze of fabric and thread.

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Make Your Own Quilt Binding With Our Easy Tutorial

How to Make Quilt Binding

You've just finished quilting and squaring up your quilt sandwich, and now you are ready for the final step of the quilt-making process: the binding.

This step is one of my favorites in a quilt project, and I'm excited to show you how to make a quilt binding in this post. 

The binding not only affects the look of the quilt, but it also has the important job of securing and concealing the raw edges of the quilt sandwich.

The binding is crucial to ensure the edges don't fray or unravel over time.

How Wide Should Quilt Binding Be?

Before diving into the tutorial, let's go over quilt binding width and why it is important. 

For the most part, the width of the binding is your personal preference and how you want your quilts to look.

Some quilters love the look of a wide binding around ½” or wider, but the most common binding width is ¼”.

To be sure you conceal and properly secure the raw edges, I wouldn't recommend a binding less than ¼” wide, just like a seam allowance.

If you use a narrower binding width, the binding fabric may come undone in the wash or over time and use. 

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23 Patriotic Quilt Patterns To Show Your All-American Spirit

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When thinking of nostalgic Americana hand-crafted artwork, what comes to your mind?

I know for me, quilts are at the top of my list. 

There’s something so heartwarming about patriotic quilts and the impact that quilting as a whole has had on the American sewing community. 

Though quilting did not originate in the United States, it has a rich history cherished to this day by communities and people from all walks of life.

In this post, I’ve curated 23 Americana quilt patterns to inspire you to embrace the good ole’ red, white, and blue.

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19 Easy And Exquisite Charm Pack Quilt Patterns

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Precut fabrics are one of my favorite items to look at when I go to a fabric shop. 

They are well-thought-out assortments from different designer collections and can be used in a wide variety of ways when quilting.

One of the most popular precut sizes is the charm pack.

Today, I’ll explain what charm packs are and why they are so great, and then show you 19 quilt patterns using a charm pack. 

Charm pack quilts are a fantastic choice for anyone who wants to learn the basics of quilting, and I’m so excited to show you these beautiful options.

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17 Over The Rainbow Yellow Brick Road Quilt Patterns To Try

yellow brick road quilt pattern

Are you searching for a simple yet beautiful quilt pattern for your next quilt project? 

I would love to suggest a yellow brick road quilt to you.

Why?

Because the yellow brick road pattern is not only an easy-to-follow pattern but it can be put together fairly quickly too.

If you are a beginner quilter, this quilt pattern would be an excellent option for you to learn the fundamentals of quilting.

This post gives you 17 examples of the yellow brick road pattern to inspire you to create your own quilt.

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