Last week we asked you for your best quilting tips and here they are! We’ve selected twenty tips to share with you.
For the first set of tips, quilters shared they best advice they received as new quilters. Besides the most popular advice, ‘Measure twice, cut once,” here are ten nuggets of wisdom in no particular order:
- Clip your threads as you go.
- Pay attention to grain line.
- Relax, have fun.
- Always close your rotary cutter when not cutting.
- Look at values, not just colors.
- Careful, it’s addictive!
- Take the time to master the 1/4″ seam.
- Before cutting your new quilt, make a single block first.
- Make what you like and trust your creative instincts.
- Learn to read a pattern.
Here are ten ‘best tips ever’ quilters shared:
- If the fabric is still ugly, you have not cut it small enough.
- Be patient with yourself.
- Take the selvages off of backing before you quilt.
- Square up everything as you go.
- Do something quilty every day.
- Use the 45 degree line on your ruler to trim half square triangles.
- Always close the rotary cutter.
- Write the date you change the rotary cutter blade on the new blade.
- Once you have learned a technique, do it your own style.
- Take your time and enjoy the journey of learning to quilt.
What’s your best quilting tip ever? Let us know in the comments below!