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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How To Hand-Tie A Quilt In 5 Easy Steps

Have you ever gone into an antique store in a small town? What is one item that is bound to be at every antique store — no matter where you go? A hand-tied quilt! 

Tying a quilt by hand was a popular way of quilting in days gone by, but it seems quilt tying is a lost art, especially in the modern quilt era.

I love the look of a tied quilt. The ties add such a sweet finish to a quilt top and a fun 3D texture. Plus, once you have the knot tying figured out, it can be much quicker and easier than hand or machine quilting. Sounds like a win-win to me!

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The 7 Best Quilting Needles For Hand Quilting

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Handing quilting lets you step away from your sewing machine.

You get to unplug and descend into the mind-cleansing joy of creating directly with your hands.

As with all things quilting, the right needles matter.

They reduce hand strain and produce better results.

At first glance, the styles and sizes of hand quilting needles can be a little overwhelming.

Which needle you choose will boil down to personal preference and the materials that you're working with.

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25 Of The Best Gifts For Quilters In 2023

Wondering what to buy someone who loves to quilt? You've come to the right place!

Sometimes it is tough to buy a gift for someone who has a particular hobby, especially if you don't know much about the craft that they are interested in.

You don't want to buy quilters gifts that someone already has ten of, and you certainly don't want to buy something that they have no use for.

If you have a quilter in your life (or if you are a quilter yourself), you might need a little inspiration to find the perfect gift.

Let's go over some of the best gifts for quilters that are sure to please and help them with their hobby.

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