Imagine Rihanna or Bruno Mars forgetting to put their name on a song. #nevergonnahappen. When you make a quilt and don't label it, it's kind of the same thing. (Okay, we said "kind of"!)
Your quilt looks perfectly fine without a border. But with a border? Masterpiece! That's definitely true when you're using a mitered border — and all you need to know to create this style of fabric frame is how to sew mitered corners.
Can you feel that? It's the spark of new romance! Specifically, we're head-over-heels for these adorable quilt designs that reinterpret the classic symbol of love. Find a little inspiration here, then tackle a project that'll show everybody just how much heart you really have.
Meet the walking foot: Besides having one of the greatest names ever for a sewing-machine accessory, it's also your best friend when you're straight-line quilting or adding a binding.
You'd be forgiven if you thought a barn quilt was a type of fabric quilt that you drape over a stall door, or maybe over yourself as you milked the cows.
When you're quilting, you need super-straight seams for accurate piecing. In other words: You need starch or pressing spray. But what if you run out of the stuff? Or what if the chemicals in store-bought fabric starch skeeve you out? Should your sewing come to a screeching halt?
Straight-line quilting can sound terrifyingly precise, but don't believe the hype. With some guidance you can definitely nail the straight-line technique, and soon you'll be using it to make totally spectacular quilts — no problem.
The world of quilting brings together a colorful patchwork of perspectives and people. And much like a top, no two are exactly alike. In our five-part series Patchwork Nation, we dive into the seams of that colorful community, connecting with five talented, artistic quilters — each with very different takes on quilting, creativity, and as it would turn out, life.