Quilting Gloves

9 Of The Best Quilting Gloves

Quilting is a labor of love, but you don't have to accept hand, arm, and neck strain as part of the hobby. 

Shifting large quilts while machine sewing admittedly strains everything from your fingertips to your neck, but a solution exists.

Free motion quilting gloves help you grip fabric easily.

The greater control created by gripper coatings reduces the physical effort needed to move heavy quilts. 

When you use a rotary cutter, you can try gloves that protect your fingers.

Cut-resistant gloves for quilters stop you from nicking yourself.

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How To Choose Beautiful, Complementary Colors For Your Quilt Projects

One of my favorite parts of a quilt project is the selection of fabrics.

This process can be a bit tricky and overwhelming since there are thousands of options, either in-store or online, to choose from. 

I’d like to make choosing fabric for a quilt easier for you by sharing some of my tips and ideas on selecting fabric colors.

This decision should be a fun step in the quilt-making process, and I’m excited to show you how to make it just that — a lot of fun!

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How to Choose Quilt Batting

The Ultimate Guide To Choosing The Right Quilt Batting And Types Of Batting

Congratulations! You have completed your first quilt top.

At this point, you will need to make a quilt “sandwich.” The pieced top and the backing make the top and bottom of the sandwich, while the batting goes into the center.

During the 1800’s, quilters used flannel or old blankets to make the center part of the quilt sandwich. This addition made their quilts heavy. Their goal was to provide warmth in a home that typically stayed at 50° during a mild winter.

Why do we need the batting then if our home is already warm?

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15 Crazy Beautiful 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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25 Merry And Bright 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 that you can easily 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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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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