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Choosing the Best Quilt Batting for Your Project

As is the case with every quilter, your desire is to produce quilts that are suited to their intended use. Quilters historically turned to the available natural fibers when they needed to craft their art, but things have now changed as you can choose from a range of natural and synthetic fibers with varying characteristics. With lots of quilting options available today, it is important that your choice of batting compliments the nature and intended use of your finished quilt. If you are still new to quilting, testing a few samples to determine the best for your project is very important. Quilt Batting Qualities to Look For Knowing the quilt batting qualities to look out for can spell the difference between a...

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Quilting For Beginners - 23 Terms You Need To Know

If you’re a beginner quilter and don’t know what all of these quilting terms are, then take a moment to jump into our post here to learn the most common quilting terms.  You may see things like “applique” and “loft” as you search the web for tools, supplies, and guides. We understand you probably don’t know what that means yet and that’s okay.  Go ahead and bookmark this page because this will be your glossary of quilting terms for beginners.  Beginner Quilting Terms To Know: These are the main quilting terms you need to know as you get started:  Applique - A piece of fabric in a shape or monogram stitched onto a background. Applique can be hand stitched, machine...

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What Is Applique Quilting? - Get A Start on Applique

Applique in quilting is to attach a raw-edged fabric shape onto a quilt block or your background fabric and stitch around it to secure it down.  You can add scenes, color, and texture to a quilt. There are several stitches you can use with appliqueing. Applique quilts can be hand sewn or machine sewn. In both cases, it depends on your project and quilt, along with your skillset and tools available.  What are the Types of Applique? Raw-edge applique  Freezer paper applique  Needle-turn applique  Raw-edge, or fusible, applique is the easiest of the types of applique. So if you’re a beginner looking to get into applique then we recommend starting with raw-edge. It’s easy to work with because you create...

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Simple Quilting - The Easiest Quilt to Make for Beginners [Start Here]

When you’re new to quilting and exploring everything available, you’re probably a bit overwhelmed. Especially by all of the terms, tools, fabrics, and types of quilts. We understand, and we’re here to help you make sense of it all and get to the easiest quilt to make from the start… What Is the Easiest Quilt to Make for Beginners? The easiest quilt to make is patchwork with fat quarters. Honestly, you’ll spend more time arranging your fabric and cutting it than you will sewing, which is great when you’re a beginner. Not sure what a fat quarter is? A fat quarter is a quarter-yard cut of fabric that is cut wide = fat quarter. Fat quarters make quilting easy because...

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A Beginner Quilter’s Essential Guide to Quilt Batting

This is a guide to help you learn the ins and outs of quilt batting. Don’t know what that is? Aren’t sure how to use it? You’ll learn exactly what you need to know about quilt batting right here. Read ahead: What Is Quilt Batting? Quilt batting is the layer between the top and bottom of your quilt’s patchwork. We also call it the insulation of the quilt. Quilt batting gives a quilt thickness. Now, there are various sizes and thickness of batting, so it all depends on the type you need for your quilt. Why Use Quilt Batting? Well, it might seem obvious now that you know what quilt batting is. We use batting because it adds warmth, drape,...

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