11 Absolutely Stunning Trip Around The World Quilts

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If you are looking for an easy, yet gorgeous quilt pattern, the Trip Around the World quilt pattern might just be the perfect pattern for you!

It may look complicated at first, but if you take it one row at a time, it is quite simple to follow the pattern.

Fabric selection is critical as you are creating a layered look beginning in the center of the quilt and moving outward. All the squares are cut the same size, which makes this a great beginner quilt.

We’ve gathered some beautiful examples of this versatile quilt pattern to inspire you to create your very own Trip Around the World quilt.

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7 Of The Best Embroidery Machines For Quilters

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Embroidery machines used to cost thousands of dollars.

With the popularity of personalized items and handmade gifts, companies have begun creating home embroidery machines for home crafters and small business owners.

As a quilter, an embroidery machine would be an excellent investment.

It’s perfect for creating custom labels for your quilts.

It also works well for baby quilts to add the child’s name and birth date on the quilt top. 

You can even create beautifully intricate embroidered blocks to add extra texture and detail to your quilts.

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7 Best Portable Sewing Machines For Quilters

Portable Sewing Machines

Most of you treasure every chance you get to settle into your craft room and lovingly create new quilts.

Although we value that feeling of being in our happy place, sometimes you may want to take your sewing hobby on the road.

When you and your friends organize a quilting bee, a lightweight sewing machine you can move around easily is essential.

The good news here is that you don't have to worry about sacrificing function for portability.

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Your Guide To The Best Curved Safety Pins For Quilting

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High-quality safety pins perform best for quilters.

Quilting safety pins have features specifically designed to make your work a bit easier. 

Manufacturers make quilters' safety pins with slight bends in their shafts.

They also use malleable metals that bend with minimal pressure if you need to adjust their shape slightly.

 At first glance, they might look like factory rejects, but their curving design optimizes their function for quilters.

As with everything related to quilting, specialized tools have the power to improve your results. 

Let's take a look at some of the best curved safety pins on the market.

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A Beginner’s Guide To Binding a Quilt

How to Bind a Quilt

You did it! You quilted your beautiful quilt, and you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Your quilt edging is the last part of your project.

So how do you conceal your edges? Prepare yourself for…the dreaded quilt binding. Actually, I love binding a quilt. It’s one of my favorite steps and not as intimidating or daunting as some would have you believe.

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Straight Line Quilting Tutorial for Beginners

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When you step into your favorite department store and find a quilted jacket, blanket, or even handbag, nine times out of 10, what kind of quilting do you see on that item?

Straight-line quilting!

But if you want to recreate one of those items at home, how can you possibly keep your lines so uniform and, well, straight?

In this tutorial, I will show you how to accomplish those clean, beautiful, modern lines on your quilt projects.

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