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The Key To Having The Perfect Quilt

Posted by admin on June 10th, 2014 in Quilting 101 with Comments Off on The Key To Having The Perfect Quilt

 

Do you ever look at your quilt and think something is just not right or that it just doesn’t look like the picture you were trying to create? Your problem possibly may be your pressing. Do you iron your seams or do you “press” your seams? There is a big difference between ironing and pressing. Bet you never thought about it. Well, ironing means you press from side to side in motion and not stop and hold the iron for a couple of seconds.  This basically removes the wrinkles on things. Pressing, on the other hand, is totally different from ironing. Pressing means you lift the iron in an up and down motion and not move from side to side.  It’s just up and down movements.

If you pressing a seam you put the iron down on the seam, hold it, then lift it up. Read More…

Honey Bun Fabric: What Can Honey Buns Be Used For?

Posted by admin on May 20th, 2014 in Quilting 101 with Comments Off on Honey Bun Fabric: What Can Honey Buns Be Used For?

 

Let’s talk about “honey buns” today.  A lot of people do not realize the value of honey buns or how to use them.

 

First of all – they are strips that 1-1/2″ wide.  I sell my honey buns in sets of 20 strips. These little “gems” are great for using as sashing strips in between rows.  It gives the quilt the extra length that you might need.

Secondly – you can use it as binding.  If you don’t want a big piece of binding going all around your quilt, these strips are perfect for finishing off your edges.  Read More…

What To Use As Backings For Your Quilt Tops?

Posted by admin on April 18th, 2014 in Quilting 101 with Comments Off on What To Use As Backings For Your Quilt Tops?

Since the weather was so cold this winter, many of you were able to finish a lot of your quilt tops.
Now that they are done, you probably need backings for them.
Red Flower Fat Quarter
Here’s a little suggestion for those backings. Why not try “fat quarters” as backings!! You can sometimes save money this way instead of buying the big 108″ backing fabric which can get very expensive.  It can also add quite a bit of interest to your quilt when people turn it over and see what you did to the back of your quilt. Read More…