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BERNINA USA’s blog, WeAllSew, offers fun project ideas, patterns, video tutorials and sewing tips for sewers and crafters of all ages and skill levels. Laura Wasilowski shares three of her taping tips for quilters and how painter’s tape can be a helpful tool when creating your next quilt.

BERNINA USA’s blog, WeAllSew, offers fun project ideas, patterns, video tutorials and sewing tips for sewers and crafters of all ages and skill levels.

The hardware store is a favorite destination of mine. Tools suitable for the quilt maker abound including the ever useful 1” painter’s tape. Painter’s tape is a low tack tape used by painters to seal off areas from dripping paint. It temporarily tacks in place and then easily lifts off of surfaces (like fabric) without leaving a sticky residue. A Glossary of Quilting Terms and Quilt Definitions. Definitions A - G Definitions H - Z Acronyms used by quilters BOM = Block of the Month DSM = Domestic Sewing Machine FART = Fabric Acquisition Road Trip FOB = Fear of Binding (thanks, KayEllen!)

A Glossary of Quilting Terms and Quilt Definitions

FQ = Fat Quarter HIPS = Hundreds of Ideas Piling Skyward (thanks, Mavis!) HST = Half-Square Triangle LAQ= Long Arm Quilter LQS = Local Quilt Shop MAQ = Mid-Arm Quilter PhD = Projects half Done PIGS = Projects in Grocery Sacks SABLE = Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy SEX = Stash Enhancing eXperience (or eXcursion) STASH = Special Treasures All Secretly Hidden TGIF = Thank God It's Finished!

TOT = Tone-on-Tone UFO = UnFinshed Object WHIMM = Works Hidden In My Mind WIP = Work In Progress WISP = Work In Slow Progress WOF = Width of Fabric WOMBAT = Waste of Money, Batting, and Time WOW = White On White Album Quilt A quilt made of many different blocks, often with symbolic designs appliquéd or stamped on each block. Amish: The Amish people are a religious culture. The Best Scissors for Sewing: A Handy Guide - On Craftsy.

As any artisan or craftsman knows, having the right tools is critical.

The Best Scissors for Sewing: A Handy Guide - On Craftsy

For sewers, that means having the best scissors and shears at the ready to handle the task at hand. There’s no question investing in high quality scissors makes sewing more efficient. But, sewing involves lots of different tasks and using a wide variety of materials. While a good pair of high quality dressmaker shears is enough to handle most fabric cutting tasks, the notions walls are filled with many new and exciting cutting tools for sewing tailored to handle specific tasks and materials. Are your scissors good enough and what else it out there that can make sewing faster and easier? Rotten Ruler Syndrome – Are you a Victim? You were SO very careful and yet once again your points are not matching and your quilt block is not going together right and you want to cry.

Rotten Ruler Syndrome – Are you a Victim?

Stop The Slippage! I just returned from a fun lunch with my friend Mary – who has moved from about an hour’s drive from me, to closer!

Stop The Slippage!

Only about 15 miles! We are kind of in opposite directions from town, but there are places half way in between that we can meet for lunch ---PERFECT! It was fun to catch up and we promised to get together more often. The Ultimate Quilting Resource: 135+ Tips, Tutorials & More. From step-by-step tutorials to insider tips, popular patterns, trendspotting, online classes and more, discover the resources every quilter needs to succeed.

The Ultimate Quilting Resource: 135+ Tips, Tutorials & More

We’ve rounded up all the essentials into one handy collection you can easily bookmark and return to often. Plus, it gets even better — many of them are free! Get started exploring everything from the basics to machine quilting to hand quilting, appliqué, quick quilting and beyond now, and don’t forget to let fellow quilting friends in on the fun by sharing this post. Better quilting with the basics: 1. Math Tables and Formulas. Common Fractions with Decimal and Percent Equivalents.

Metric conversions for Quilting and Sewing

How to Make a Quilt Design Wall. How to Make a Quilt Design Wall If you’ve got a wall, then you’ve got an amazing canvas for your quilting projects.

How to Make a Quilt Design Wall

It’s the perfect spot for a design wall – a place where you can visualize the various steps in the quilting process. Put pieces together to see how they’ll look, line up different fabrics, and get a good look at the bigger picture with your quilt design wall. You can buy design walls, but it’s just as easy to make one yourself – just follow these simple steps! The Importance of Quilting Pins. OLFA 45mm Rotary Cutter Blade Change.mpeg. QuiltingHacks_BlogBundle. 35 Ways To Reuse Thread Spools. I have about 100 old and new Thread spools to save for a craft project.

35 Ways To Reuse Thread Spools

In the old days the thread spools were all in wood, which you could easily burn in the fireplace, now the new spools are in plastic or styrofoam. Helpful Charts - The Sassy Quilter. Helpful Charts Helpful Charts for the Beginning Quilter Upload your photo to create an amazing palette!

Helpful Charts - The Sassy Quilter

Thanks Play-Crafts. You can find and follow TheSassyQuilter here on Facebook, Pinterest, Bloglovin’, or by email(form on right sidebar)! Keep it Sassy♥ Comments Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation says: June 3, 2013 at 11:01 pm Paula- although I have looked at your specific linked projects before, I haven’t ever had the time to really delve into it before this evening.

Trackbacks Leave a Comment, Twist Dual-colored Polyester Embroidery Thread. Notion Talk with Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts and Kimberly Jolly of Fat Quarter Shop. "Thread Therapy with Dr. Bob" Weight System Explained. Basic Quiltmaking Supplies for Quilters. Pre-Cuts: Everything You Need To Know For Successful Quilting. Great Uses for Freezer paper. Freezer paper is that wonderful stuff you can find in your grocers storage aisle along with Ziploc bags and foil wrap.

Great Uses for Freezer paper

One side is paper and the other has a light coating of a plastic which melts like wax when you iron it. To adhere it to fabric, place the wax side down on the wrong side of the fabric, then use a medium iron to adhere it to the fabric. Pin it, print it: free printable bookmarks (for quilters) Pin it, print it: free printable bookmarks (for quilters) Own a stash of quilt books?

See if this scenario sounds familiar: Flip flip flip. Where is that quilt pattern? Flip flip. Sewing Tutorials + Patterns. 12 Fundamental Quilting Skills. Five Prompts for More Creative Quilting - Quilting Daily. For some prolific quilt artists, inspiration just seems to flow. But I can guarantee you that everyone--even artists who churn out art quilts left and right--eventually experiences a creative block. The good news is, working through that block can lead to more creative quilting. Here are five prompts for changing your routine and finding your muse again, from Jane Davila (Quilting Arts June/July 2012): 1. Change one thing about how you work: Think about how you work now and try to vary one or more aspects of your process. For example, schedule your creative time early in the morning instead of after lunch. 2. Engage your brain in activities that will open your mind to creativity. 3.

Or just turn the piece into inchies, ATCs (artist trading cards), mini quilts, or some other bite-sized form of quilt art you can play with. 4. 5. P.S. Cutting Stripes On The Bias. When I posted about the baby quilt I made with vintage stripes, I had a few requests for a tutorial on how I achieved the matched bias stripes. I hemmed and hawed about how to do this, since I really didn’t want to post instructions that would allow people to make Allison’s Pow-Wow quilt without buying her pattern. That just didn’t feel right. Quilting Acronyms - Quilt-EZ. Easy circle cutting. Stitch Guide. How to Clean Fuzzy off of your Rotary Cutting Mat. Home / sewing / How to Clean Fuzzy off of your Rotary Cutting Mat When you are in the groove of sewing and just cutting, sewing, cutting, sewing….you will find that all of a sudden your rotary cutting mat is full of lint!

This happens all the time to me. I speed up the process a lot becuase I am constantly cutting batting, felt, or fleece on my mat too. Make Sewing Easier With These 5 Simple Must-Have Sewing Tools. Every time I get the chance to shop sans kids at the fabric store, I find myself standing in front of the notions wall curious about what all those interesting gadgets can do to help improve my sewing skills. Sometimes I might buy a product that looks interesting just to give it a try, but mostly, I consult my sewing shopping list (yes, I have a shopping list just for the fabric store) for the sewing tools and products that I’ve run out of or have heard are worth a try.

In my shopping endeavors, I’ve discovered a few great tools along the way. Because I want to share what I’ve learned… 1. How to Use Fusible Web for Appliqué. Essential sewing tools for beginners. It was clear from my recent sewing survey that although there are a lot of experienced sewists that visit this site – many of you are new to sewing, just starting out, looking to improve or even don’t sew yet but want to learn.

Home At Last! Pat Sloan: Tool Talk! - Pat Sloan's Blog. Home. Quilting Fabrics,Quilting Supplies, Quilt Fabric,Kits & More. - Exclusive Quilting Fabric, Quilting Thread, Quilting Kits, Patterns & Quilt Supplies. Fat Quarter Shop. MISSING FABRICS. Quilters Newsletter Machine Quilting Tips & Techniques. Learn informative machine quilting tips and techniques the second and fourth Thursday of each month as Connie Fanders, director of education and training for Bernina USA, provides a variety of helpful hints and demonstrates techniques that will improve your quiltmaking skills.

Fusible Web: Demystifying Mistyfuse - Quilting Daily. Acronyms in the quilting world. Tinkerfrog. Tips from Quilt Designers and Teachers. Feet, Feet, Feet!

Tips for Designing Your Own Quilts...

10 Things Every Quilter Should Know About Quilting. Beginning quilters are sometimes overwhelmed by the hundreds of new terms and techniques they encounter when they make their first quilt, and the confusion is often compounded because of the many ways to accomplish every quiltmaking task. Accurate Patchwork Seams? No Problem!  Marking Supplies. A Word About Frixion Gel Pens for Marking Quilts. SCHMETZ_Color_Code_Chart. Bobbinchart. How to Use a Rotating Mat for Quilting - Fat Quarter Shop. 24 Blocks.