Good Morning! Have you done any sewing this week? I consider myself an experienced quilter, but also feel that I am constantly learning something to improve my craft. Here are a few tips that I’ve seen this past week.
- The Sewing Loft Blog shares some helpful information about Printing on Fabric at Home.
Heather takes some of the popular products, prints on them, sews them on to a small ‘quilt’ and washes them. And washes them some more! This is an interesting read on her thoughts comparing the results.
- Sew Fresh Quilts shares her Top 10 Tips for New Quilters. OK, I’m not new, but I do like to check on hints other people share.
On her blog, Lorna has a series of posts which discusses 10 aspects of quilting, ranging from Fabric & Thread, Cutting, 1/4” Seams, to Quilting with your Walking Foot and Binding.
- Here is a video from Quilters Newsletter Magazine demonstrating Image Transfer Technique with Markers. It would be an interesting technique to personalize a block in your quilt or add an embellishment to your quilt label.
I’m not sure this is something I will be trying, but thought it was interesting. Let me know if you try this.
Have you ever thought about Bobbins? Thanks to Superior Threads for this chart.
- Do you ever get stalled by the instructions “Quilt As Desired?” I do. Sometimes I have tops completed, but have no idea how to actually ‘quilt’ them. Donna, at Fabric Café, recently shared on her blog a cute way to not only quilt, but embellish at the same time by adding Chenille-by-the-Inch. Read her post Here – it is full of pictures!
This technique not only solves the question on ‘how do I quilt this top,’ but adds texture and can make a simple top Pop!
Well, that’s my list for this week. I hope you’ve found something that interests you.