To quilt using a machine, begin by selecting a few different fabrics. Choose one multi-colored print to start, and select prints that complement it. You can use an ordinary sewing machine for the project.
Moda's quilting fabric designs include geometric, floral, abstract and seasonal designs, as well as whimsical designs such as those found in the Airmail and Funky Monkey collections. Airmail designs include Sky Love Above and P.O. Box Happy Mail, each featuring red, sky blue or white backgrounds wit
The size of a baby quilt can vary greatly depending on the quilter's intentions. They are usually between 36 inches by 36 inches and 52 inches by 52 inches, but could be sized differently.
Hand quilting involves using a needle and thread to sew stitches that bind the top and back layers of a quilt. The process of pushing a needle from the top layer and then pushing it back from the opposite side is called a stab stitch.
Quilt binding tips include trimming the lining even with the top and keeping the quilt corners at 90-degree angles. Another quilt binding tip is to cut binding strips on crosswise fabric grain so they measure 2 1/2 inches wide.
To bind a quilt, sew the binding fabric along the edge of the quilt with the right sides facing together. When the entire quilt is surrounded, fold the binding over the edge, and then press the seam and hand-stitch the other side of the binding onto the quilt.
Machine quilting patterns include straight line, free-motion loops, shadow quilting and stitch in the ditch. Each of these patterns allows a quilter to use basic stitches and techniques to finish a quilt and express quilting creativity.
A fabric is a material made of artificial or natural fibers woven together. The characteristics of fabrics depend on the fibers used and what treatment is applied to them. Treatments may include dyes, starching and formaldehyde finishes.
Quilt stitches hold quilts together and should be the same length on both sides of the quilt and be evenly spaced. Quilt stitches are distinguished from regular stitching by the fact that quilt stitches hold the layers of fabric and insulation together.
Crazy quilts are unique creations that are usually not based on a particular pattern, although some quilters sketch design plans on paper to use as a pattern. Several websites explain how to make a crazy quilt block, including DIY Network, Interweave Store, The Caron Collection and Needlework Tips a