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It can be amazing to look back and realize how far you've come. My first quilt (made at age 15) was a strip quilt for my musician boyfriend — yes, I actually used fabric with musical notes. He still has it! That first quilt was not my best work, so whew, I'm glad it lasted. Here's what I wish that baby quilter had known.
Batting seems like it oughta be a stress-free topic. After all, the entire job of batting is to make things soft and comfy. And yet, choosing the right batting for your project can be totally confusing. There's cotton versus polyester, tons of different brands, issues like fiber content and loft... so many questions! Luckily, I have answers.
Ready to give quilting a go, but not quite ready to dive into an entire quilt? Let me introduce you to the placemat: perfect for practicing new skills, and totally manageable, even for newbies. Not to mention deliciously stylish.
Join our favorite midnight quilter, Angela Walters, and stitch up the Glorious Dawn quilt by Myra Barnes! We've curated three kits to fit your style — all you need to do is pick your fabric and size (throw, twin or queen). Then join Angela for tips and tricks on piecing blocks, artfully placing color, and even machine quilting so you can quilt your quilt like a pro.
You don't know what you've got until it's sewn. Lynda shows how shine, strength and size can change a thread's appearance in the transition from spool to fabric. Then she gets to the fun stuff: mixing up motifs and stitches to create new recipes and row patterns, along with 3-D inserts.
So why not stitch up a few?
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.
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Easily manage any size quilt by machine quilting in sections.
Celebrate “tradition with a twist”! Our Block of the Month features a spectacular Blazing Star pattern, Boundless fabric and online lessons with designer Nancy McNally. You’ll get everything you need up front so you can work at your own pace. Plus we provide lots of ways to connect with fellow quilters. Make an heirloom -- and maybe a few new friends!
Take a shortcut to "shaping up" your free motion!