Tips & Tricks

Preparing Your Quilt for a Long Arm Quilter

Have quilt tops piling up? Do you have four or five years of unfinished quilts? New to quilting?  Envious of feathers quilted into someone else's quilts? Own a basic machine that fights your free-motion attempts? It's time to hire a professional to quilt for you.…

Tips for Sewing With Fleece

It’s getting colder, so you are probably pulling on a fleece jacket every morning. What great fabric - it’s cozy, lightweight and keeps you warm. It’s also easy to cut and sew. You’ve seen fleece in the stores. They are stocked with an array of…

Quilt Blocks Tips For Finishing: Label

There is one more finishing step that you just can't skip!  Be sure to personalize your quilt with a label. Record important information  - your name, date, where you are living, and the recipient's name or event you made the quilt for. Supplies QuiltBlocks Quarter…
Choosing your backing

Quilt Blocks Tips for Finishing: Backing

Traditionally, quilt backing is a print used in the quilt top, a simple muslin, or a 108" extra-wide fabric.  Today, fun novelties or pieced backs are common.  Here are some ways to narrow down your choices. Hand quilting is usually quilted with cream, natural color…