5 Things to Consider when Choosing Quilt Fabrics

Sara
The fabric of your quilt is possibly the most important part. You should take care to choose fabrics that will work for you. A good way to go about collecting fabric is to keep all the scraps of material left over after other sewing projects. I would like to help you choose the right fabrics with the tips below. Determine if the fabric is colorfast. The best way to determine whether the color will run is to wash the fabric on its own before using it. You should probably go this route with any fabric that you are unsure about. Rather be safe than sorry.…

4 Tips for Maintaining Your Quilts

Sara
Quilts are the best thing during the winter months. Many of us love our quilts and use them quite often. Some of us have quilts that have been passed on for generations. Frequent use and age can make quilts look tattered and worn if they are not maintained well. I would like to share some maintenance tips to make sure that you can enjoy your quilts for many years. Of course, if it is already looking a little shabby, you may need to take it to a quilt restorer to make it look good again. 1. Use a Vacuum Cleaner A vacuum cleaner is a good way to get rid of the dust that gathers on a quilt.…

7 Top Tips for Quilting Enthusiasts and Beginners

Sara
Whether you are a beginner quilter or a seasoned hand, you will find some interesting tips in today’s post. Us seasoned quilters tend to sometimes forget the basics, so we can sometimes use a bit of a refresher. Here we go! Quilt pressing – Avoid moving the iron across the fabric when you are pressing the seams of the blocks. Moving the iron can stretch or distort the fabric. Cotton thread – When you are working with older fabrics, it is best to use only cotton thread as newer synthetic types can damage the fabric. Masking tape – Instead of using markers on your precious quilt fabric, use masking tape.…