21 Types Of Sewing Machines Every Quilter And Sewer Should Know

As you move deeper into the quilting hobby, you'll discover many kinds of specialized equipment.

Sewing machines are certainly no exception. 

Different types of sewing machines are suited to various tasks.

Like most people, you probably started quilting with a standard domestic-use sewing machine model. 

As you develop your skills, though, you may wish to invest in more advanced equipment.

To spend your money wisely, you'll need to understand everything about different sewing machine models. 

This knowledge helps you know what you need to get the results that you want. 

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15 Crazy Beautiful Half-Square Triangle Quilt Patterns

half square triangle quilt patterns

One of the first blocks you learn how to make is the half square triangle or HST, and usually, it is used in conjunction with other pieces to create a more elaborate block.

But did you know there are entire quilt patterns that only call for HST blocks?

In this post, I'm going to show you some simple half-square triangle quilt patterns, a few free half-square triangle quilt patterns along with some paid patterns, and some more complex patterns that will use HST blocks to create a quilt top.

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All You Need To Know About Quilting Hoops And 4 Hoops To Try

7 Best Quilting Hoops

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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25 Merry And Bright Christmas Quilt Patterns

Christmas Quilt Patterns

My favorite time of year is Christmas, and a great way to get into the holiday spirit is by creating a Christmas quilt to decorate my home.

There are so many different beautiful styles of Christmas quilts you will be sure to find one that matches your personal style and design preference. 

I’ve rounded up 25 Merry and Bright Christmas quilt patterns (even a few free Christmas quilt patterns) for you to check out and put you into the Holly Jolly mood. 

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17 Deliciously Beautiful Layer Cake Quilt Patterns

woman with fabric, layer cake quilt patterns

When shopping for fabric for a quilt, it can sometimes feel overwhelming trying to match fabrics and find different designs that go together.

An ingenious fix for this problem is the layer cake precut packs.

In this post, I will go over what a layer cake is, why they are so useful, and show you several beautiful (and delicious) examples of layer cake quilts that can utilize a layer cake.

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7 Of The Best Sewing Machines For Kids Who Want To Quilt And Sew

Children love to learn how to make things.

Watching you make a quilt can undoubtedly inspire your child to learn how to sew. 

Small quilting projects can build your child's confidence and sewing skills.

By investing in a kid’s sewing machine, you will inspire your young one to build on those skills and share a much-loved hobby with you. 

Choosing a children's sewing machine requires some care.

You'll need to think about safety, function, and cost.

Happily, you'll find many good models on the market that are much better than cheaply made toy sewing machines.

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