Quilters’ Frame Plans: 2 Super Simple Ways To Make Your Own Quilt Frame

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A quilter’s frame may not be a necessary tool for every quilter, but if you plan to do a lot of hand quilting, it may be a good idea to invest in a quilt frame

Sure, you can find pre-made frames online, but let’s be honest, most of us quilters like to do as many DIY projects as possible.

Why not make your own quilting frame?

In this post, I give you simple instructions on how to make a quilt frame by using either wood or PVC — and the pros and cons of both types. 

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11 Basic Quilting Tools For Beginners

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As a beginner quilter, all the gizmos and gadgets can be overwhelming and, frankly, confusing. 

Do I need all these templates?

How many different kinds of pins could I possibly need?

Do I purchase a bunch of patterns, or do I make my own?

I remember asking myself these questions when I decided to attempt quilting for the first time. 

Luckily, you don’t have to purchase every single item in the quilting section of your local hobby store to create a gorgeous quilt.

We share the top 11 quilting supplies in this post to help you begin your quilting journey.

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7 Popular Quilting Stitches For 2021

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One of the essential parts of quilt making is, of course, the quilting stitches.

A quilt stitch is more critical than you may think. 

All the stitches you use for your decorative quilting design also hold the layers of your quilt together.

This use is essential for the longevity of your quilt

If you do not use the correct stitches, or worse, no stitches at all, the quilt will quickly become misshapen, warped, and eventually fall apart. 

Did you know there are several different types of quilting stitches?

This post will cover the seven most popular quilting stitches that are trending in 2021.

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21 Of The Best Online Fabric Stores For Quilters

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The people who love to quilt are a rare breed.

Quilters embrace different types of fabrics like artists embrace brushes and a color wheel.

Bold and bright as well as soft and comfortable fabrics are the body consciousness of a quilt.

Fabrics are part of the personal statement that a quilter wants to make, reflecting both the style of quilt and the personality of the artist.

Quilters love looking through various fabrics and brainstorming how they want their quilt to look. That’s why online fabric stores for quilters are so important.

Finding the right fabric for quilters is like discovering a new species for scientists. It gives quilters a sense of accomplishment and purpose. And all works of quilting art are products of accomplishment and purpose.

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The 21 Best Quilting Blogs On The Web For 2021

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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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15 Beginner Quilt Patterns To Make You Look Like A Pro

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Are you a beginner quilter searching for patterns that don’t necessarily look like simple quilt patterns?

When I was a beginner, I wanted to hurry up and learn the basics so I could make the more complicated, “fancy” quilt patterns

You know which ones I’m talking about.

The quilt patterns where you have to take a step back, turn your head, and say, “How did they do that?!” 

I’ve come up with a fun list of beginner-friendly quilt patterns that will make you look like a pro from the get-go.

Just because you’re attempting a beginner quilt pattern doesn’t mean it can’t be gorgeous and professional.

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