quilting tips Archives - Totally Stitchin

by Erika

5+ Quilty Reads

March 24, 2017 in News

Hey everyone! We are full speed ahead on celebrating National Quilting Month this week. Today, I have something fun for our quilting community. Learning more about your craft can be challenging and intimidating, but with resources like YouTube, blogs, and podcasts we can learn more from other's techniques and experiences. Taking it back old school before videos were the fore front of media, ...

by Kelly

Fun and Fast Wavy Quilt Binding

March 24, 2010 in General, Tips & Tricks

Put that decorative edge rotary blade to work for a fun and fast way to bind the edges of your quilt!First fuse one side of a paper backed fusible web, such as Steam-a-Seam 2 to the wrong side of your binding fabric. Then using a cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutter (with a pinking or wavy blade) cut strips of ...

by Kelly

Quilt Batting too Short?

February 13, 2010 in General, Tips & Tricks

Have you ever had pieces of quilt batting too big to throw out yet to short or too narrow for your project? You can still use the batting by piecing it together. First using two pieces of the same weight, color and type of batting, cut the edges you want to sew together so they are straight. You do not ...

by Kendra

Selecting Quilting Fabric

February 2, 2010 in General

It's easy to be overwhelmend with the fabric options in a store, but don't let the limitless possibilities trouble you. Instead stay focused, find one bolt you like and start to match. When selecting your fabrics in the store, stack the bolts together horizontally to see how they'll work together. Be sure to stand back to get a better look at ...
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