Tag Archives: Quilting

Learn How to Make a Quilt – Quilting Made Easy

Do you want to learn how to make a quilt? It is easier than you might think. If you can sew a straight seam on your sewing machine you can make one. It is so rewarding when you see your project coming together one block at a time. After sewing all the blocks together you have a quilt top that ...

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Surprising Health Benefits of Quilting

You know that quilting makes you feel good, but now there's scientific evidence to back up what you've always suspected-not only does quilting make you happy, it's actually good for your health. Researchers at the University of Glasgow published their findings in the peer-reviewed Journal of Public Health after conducting qualitative research using a local quilting group as their source. ...

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Beginners Quilting – 5 Steps To Make Your Own Quilt

When learning how to make a quilt, there are not really strict rules to follow. However, you do need a lot of patience and precision to create a good neat quilt. The work involves a good amount of straight even stitching. The material to be used also must be cut and measured properly. Use the following general instructions so you ...

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Learning How to Use a Longarm Quilting Machine

Several months ago I set out to learn longarm quilting. My motivation-I'm terrible at quilting on my domestic machine! I have not gotten much past straight-line quilting and after many struggles with free motion I managed to put my machine in the repair shop. My first opportunity to us a longarm came about when a friend offered to let me ...

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What Is The Significance Of Patchwork Quilting Blocks?

There is a lot of controversy regarding the significance of patchwork quilt block in quilting. Recent views do show the importance of the quilt block sizes in order to accurately draft and finish a quilt. A few points will make this issue clear. Simplifying quilting: Quilting can be very easy to accomplish if you understand appropriately the way a patchwork ...

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History of Quilting Frames

Quilting is steeped in American history and is as much a tradition as baseball and apple pie. When the United States was settled by the pioneers one of the crafts brought by them was quilt making. Many quilts were made from scraps, cut fabric blocks, and made into specific patterns. Women generally did the quilting and since they were often ...

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Quilting – A Coming of Age for Young Men and Women

The art of quilting once played a much more prominent role in the lives of young men and women. The Bride’s Quilt and the Freedom Quilt teach us lessons of the days gone by. Our lifestyle today finds us purchasing a wedding gift at a local store; many people lack the time and the patience to be able to craft ...

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