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Washing Your Quilting Fabrics

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Washing Your Quilting Fabrics

Quilts (and most ideally all the quilting materials before they are made into quilts) need to be washed. The only exceptions to this are those antique quilts good only for exhibitions and quilts that are not in good condition.The advice of washing your quilt materials (main fabrics, batting, threads) before they are assembled into a quilt is important if you are not sure about them. Washing the fabrics first before incorporating them into a quilt releases any excess dye from the fabric. (Colors in new fabrics tend to run at the first laundry sessions.) Washing also gives the fabric the...

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Unearthing Quilting

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Unearthing Quilting

There have been lots of events that have shaped the world as it is today. There are various concepts and principles that continuously guide each and every civilization toward survival and propagation. There are very ancient practices that still make their marks within the realms of the present generation. Let’s take a step back and take a journey aimed at unearthing quilting.The craft of patching fabric materials together was commonly used in order to come with body protections and household accessories like usual clothing and pillows. Quilting has been around as early as the 15th century. There are even accounts...

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Choosing the Right Fabric

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Choosing the Right Fabric

Choosing the fabric materials is one of the most critical decisions in quilt-making. This is because there are so many things to consider – the colors, textures, patterns, styles, characteristics, etc. – all of which are important in quilting. Here are some random tips.Quality First, be sure your quilting materials are colorfast, whether these are old scraps you had been saving to use on your quilt or new fabrics you have bought specifically for your project. Wash a piece to check if the colors don’t run.Is the fabric strong enough? Too tightly-woven fabrics are difficult to quilt. Fabrics that are...

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The Quilting World

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The Quilting World

Man has proven his ingenuity and resourcefulness throughout time. He has undergone a lot of activities that has cemented his legacy in this world. He has mastered numerous skills and craftsmanship that has shaped the world’s history like no other. Let’s take a microscopic journey into one of the most fascinating artistry around the globe. Enter the world of quilting. Basically quilting is a method which revolves around the principles of sewing. This is done via different media such as sewing machines, a longarm quilting system, or simply one’s hands. Now the person directly involved in the creation is called...

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The Quilting Story

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The Quilting Story

There is a reason why practices and customs stick like glue alongside the entire existence of this world. Truly these common practices, activities, and methods bring into the life the genuine ideals and identity of the people they represent. Well, apart from this symbolic significance the common ways of artistry and industry have been able to hang around because they are structured under systemic and meticulously organized standards, processes, and procedures. Let’s dig deeper and identify with the quilting story.There are six important steps that enable a certain quilter to come up with a proud creation. The initial step involves...

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The Quilting Salad

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The Quilting Salad

Quilting is a method that has received a heightened sense of popularity not only because of the artistry and elegance it presents but also with the industry that it has build through the years. Business and service establishments that is rooted in this craft have been flooding sites around the globe. Nevertheless for passionate quilters it is not really about the monetary success but more of the fulfilment in producing a rare work-of-art. Quilting has become a wide network that has taken a lot of identities. Let’s have a crack at the quilting salad and magnify thoughts on various specialty...

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Quilt Types

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Quilt Types

Quilting, like fashion, evolves with the times. Like any work of art, too, it also has its own traditional classics, innovations, and varied influences.The inspiration for these styles is as different as the people who made them, their history, and their dependence on the materials and fabrics on hand. The following are some of the major quilting styles that had become staples. Knowing them is a good step for a beginner. It can eventually help develop your very own style in the end.Baby quiltsThis is one of the all-time favorites. Baby quilts become treasured mementos when their users (who were...

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Quilting With No Marks

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Quilting With No Marks

Today, there are two ways to express your quilting art – with your hands or with a modern machine. Whichever way, the finished art produced is more important than the answer to the debate about which way produces more beautiful quilts. For machine quilters, there are still some technical problems that have to be addressed. One of them is doing your quilt all the way to the finish without any marks on it. This means not using any chalk, water-soluble markers or any pen that risks the chance of ruining your delicate quilting fabric.Marking templateTo make a no-mark template, choose...

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Quilting With Machines

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Quilting With Machines

In the good old days, quilting sometimes takes months and month. Sometimes, several quilters work together to finish a quilt faster. Those were the days when quilters (mostly women) have all the time in the world.Today, it is already common for most quilters (including the traditionalists) to sometimes use the machines in quilting. Admittedly, the primary consideration of today’s quilting machines is for faster and easier work. Moreover, many quilters also agree that there are certain quilting chores that are simply too much for the hands. Related to this, it was found out that the machines could also trigger quilters’...

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Essential Tools

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Essential Tools

Anyone who starts to take interest in quilting is commonly overwhelmed by the thought of collecting all the patterns he sets his eyes on. While this is okay, the first task of a beginning quilter is actually to gather all the necessary quilting tools. Here is a list of the most basic quilting tools. Although some tools need to be purchased, others are just sitting in the house, or more appropriately in the sewing box. PinsThese are necessary to keep fabrics together while quilting. There are many different kinds of pins. Some have glass heads, while others are ball-headed. The...

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