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Your quilt top is done, you’re back in the store, and you don’t know which batting to choose? Here’s a handy comparison list that will help!
Color VALUE: What is it? The color value of a fabric is simply a measurement of lightness or darkness – contrast – when compared to other colors within a design. It’s an important determination to make when deciding whether your fabrics will blend or contrast. Why is it important? Have you ever used gorgeous fabrics, finished a...
In Part 2 of Quilt Care 101, let’s consider humidity, temperature, and dust – does it really matter? Follow these simple care tips, and your precious quilts will stay looking like new for decades. Part 2 – HUMIDITY AND TEMPERATURE Conditions in your home may tend to fluctuate, but optimal conditions for quilts and other...
Learn how to protect your quilts from harmful light!
Have fun building a Liberated Log Cabin Block with the help from the foundress of Liberated Quiltmaking. This easy guide comes from the book Liberated Quiltmaking II by Gwen Marston, and we’re presenting the tips to you free this week. Step-by-Step: Liberated Log Cabin Block Cut a square or “squarish” shape by eye (see fig...
Organization tips for quilters by Linda Griffith Do you ever avoid quilting time because of the mess in your sewing space? As a professional organizer and avid quilter, I travel the country helping others organize their sewing spaces for optimum efficiency. I’d like to help you too! Preparation Start by understanding the space you have...
By Weeks Ringle When we asked quilters to tell us the hardest part of making a modern quilt, almost all responded that planning and executing the quilting was challenging. Many who send their quilts to longarm quilters admitted to relinquishing the decision making to the longarmer, who might not understand that modern quilts are often...
Rami Kim shows you how to weave in three directions, a technique from her book Elegant Cotton, Wool, Silk Quilts. She also shows many of the beautiful projects from the book.
Here is a video from our archives that is as helpful today as it was when Bonnie Browning first made it. Bonnie is our executive show director, an author, quilter, teacher, quilt judge, and lecturer (she does it all!). Thousands of quilts have been sent to us for exhibit at our shows through the years...
Sandra Leichner, the AQS author of Hand Appliqué with Embroidery, shows how to make your quilts come alive with the right scale of embroidery threads.
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