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National Quilters Circle offers numerous guides to the best quilting fabrics. Here you will find how to prepare fabric for quilting, choosing fabric, dyeing fabric, and so much more! Happy Quilting.

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Heather Thomas teaches you how to use lutradur to add texture, layers and interest to your quilting projects. By heating the lutradur with a heat gun, the material laces and then melts in certain places to reveal your base fabric below. You can create a really unique, aged-looking design with a few quick steps. Quilting Fabric, Quilting Tips, Quilting Projects, Heat Gun, Heather Thomas, Cut Work, Sewing Basics, Quilt Tutorials, Sewing Techniques
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Cut Work with Lutradur

Heather Thomas teaches you how to use lutradur to add texture, layers and interest to your quilting projects. By heating the lutradur with a heat gun, the material laces and then melts in certain places to reveal your base fabric below. You can create a really unique, aged-looking design with a few quick steps.

Preparing fabric for quilting is one of the first steps in learning how to piece a quilt. Toby Lischko shows you how to prepare you fabric for accurate cutting of long strips and smaller pieces. Quilting Fabric, Quilting Tips, Quilting Tutorials, Quilting Projects, Sewing Projects, Sewing Basics, Sewing Tips, Sewing Hacks, Quilt Border
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Preparing Fabric for Quilting: A Guide to Getting Started

Preparing fabric for quilting is one of the first steps in learning how to piece a quilt. Toby Lischko shows you how to prepare you fabric for accurate cutting of long strips and smaller pieces.

Picking out fabric and deciding on a design can be the hardest part of quilting. ZJ Humbach gives you tips for how to combine and rearrange different fabrics and quilt design elements to achieve the perfect end result. Quilting Fabric, Quilting Tips, Quilting Tutorials, Fabric Art, Quilting Projects, Quilting Designs, Sewing Tips, Sewing Hacks, Sewing Machine Projects
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Quilt Design: Swapping Fabrics to See What Works

Picking out fabric and deciding on a design can be the hardest part of quilting. ZJ Humbach gives you tips for how to combine and rearrange different fabrics and quilt design elements to achieve the perfect end result.

Are you afraid of ripping fabric? Torn or ripped fabric can make a great focal point for your quilts. In this video, Heather Thomas shares some tips for how to rip fabric correctly and ideas for incorporating the strip pieces in your quilt projects. With Heather’s help, you can create gorgeous strip quilts with the added interest of ripped fabric. Quilting Tips, Quilting Tutorials, Hand Quilting, Quilting Projects, Quilting Fabric, Machine Quilting, Lap Quilts, Quilt Blocks, Halloween Fabric Crafts

Using Ripped and Torn Fabric in Strip Quilts

Are you afraid of ripping fabric? Torn or ripped fabric can make a great focal point for your quilts. In this video, Heather Thomas shares some tips for how to rip fabric correctly and ideas for incorporating the strip pieces in your quilt projects. With Heather’s help, you can create gorgeous strip quilts with the added interest of ripped fabric.

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How to Choose the Best Fabric for a Quilt

Learn how to choose fabrics for a quilt.

Lutradur is a spun-bond polyester stabilizer and it comes in two weights, 70 grams, and 100 grams. The 70-gram Lutradur melts easier and at a lower heat, whereas the 100-gram Lutradur is more difficult to melt but better to print on. Quilting Tools, Quilting Fabric, Machine Quilting, Sewing Tips, Sewing Hacks, Quilt Corners, Thread Art, Sewing Class, Sewing Projects For Beginners

What is Lutradur, and How Do I Use It?

Lutradur is a spun-bond polyester stabilizer and it comes in two weights, 70 grams, and 100 grams. The 70-gram Lutradur melts easier and at a lower heat, whereas the 100-gram Lutradur is more difficult to melt but better to print on.

Aurora Sisneros and Kelly Pederson Hanson express important tips and information regarding different quilting fabrics. Find out what the many benefits are for using certain fabrics as well as how the size and sharpness of your sewing needle impacts the durability of your quilt. Learn how to find the grain line in quilting fabrics and identify the best fabric for each of your quilts. Quilting Room, Quilting Tips, Quilting Tutorials, Hand Quilting, Quilting Projects, Quilting Fabric, Celtic Quilt, I Spy Quilt, Sewing Hacks

How to Choose a Quilting Fabric

Aurora Sisneros and Kelly Pederson Hanson express important tips and information regarding different quilting fabrics. Find out what the many benefits are for using certain fabrics as well as how the size and sharpness of your sewing needle impacts the durability of your quilt. Learn how to find the grain line in quilting fabrics and identify the best fabric for each of your quilts.

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The BEST Fabric Shops Online: A List fromSuzy Quilts

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Not all quilting fabric is created equal and some fabric is better quality than others. ZJ Humbach breaks down what can make one fabric better to use than others and how to tell. Quilting Fabric, Quilting Tips, Quilting Projects, Baby Clothes Quilt, Scrap Quilt Patterns, Quilt Tutorials, Cross Stitch Embroidery, Quilt Blocks, Needlepoint
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What You Need to Know About Quilt Fabric

Not all quilting fabric is created equal and some fabric is better quality than others. ZJ Humbach breaks down what can make one fabric better to use than others and how to tell.

Heather Thomas delivers unique tips for choosing fabrics for your quilt with accent colors. Learn how to find something that “Pops” against all the other colors you plan on using for your quilt. See several examples and what accent colors compliment each other. Make a beautiful and colorful quilt by using these helpful tips. Quilting Fabric, Quilting Tips, Quilting Tutorials, Quilting Designs, Bright Quilts, Colorful Quilts, Crochet Quilt, Knit Crochet, Sewing Tips

How to Choose Fabric for a Quilt Using Accent Color Fabric

Heather Thomas delivers unique tips for choosing fabrics for your quilt with accent colors. Learn how to find something that “Pops” against all the other colors you plan on using for your quilt. See several examples and what accent colors compliment each other. Make a beautiful and colorful quilt by using these helpful tips.

Fabric puckering can be extremely frustrating when sewing as it can make your project not look as professionally done as you would like it to. ZJ Humbach shares several tips on how to keep fabric from puckering while sewing and how to fix puckered fabric. Quilting 101, Quilting For Beginners, Quilting Tutorials, Hand Quilting, Sewing Tutorials, Quilting Patterns, Sewing Basics, Sewing Hacks, Sewing Tips
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How to Keep Fabric from Puckering

Fabric puckering can be extremely frustrating when sewing as it can make your project not look as professionally done as you would like it to. ZJ Humbach shares several tips on how to keep fabric from puckering while sewing and how to fix puckered fabric.

Most beginning quilters have one of two competing mindsets about fabric: either they want to be frugal (like our quilting ancestors) and plan to use the least expensive fabric they can find, or they want to create something that lasts centuries (like our quilting ancestors) so they use the most expensive fabric in the store. Both viewpoints are valid, but neither one should take hold of any quilter’s entire quilting career. It all depends on each quilt’s final destination. Sewing Tips, Sewing Hacks, Sewing Ideas, Quilting Fabric, Voss Bottle, How To Plan, How To Make, Frugal, Career

Quilting Fabric Quality: Is More Expensive Always Better?

Most beginning quilters have one of two competing mindsets about fabric: either they want to be frugal (like our quilting ancestors) and plan to use the least expensive fabric they can find, or they want to create something that lasts centuries (like our quilting ancestors) so they use the most expensive fabric in the store. Both viewpoints are valid, but neither one should take hold of any quilter’s entire quilting career. It all depends on each quilt’s final destination.

Learn how to gather fabric by hand to create a fun textured surface for your next quilt- Heather Thomas shows you how. Sewing Basics, Sewing Hacks, Sewing Ideas, Sewing Projects, Sewing Patterns, Quilting Fabric, Quilting Tips, Quilting Tutorials, Sewing Circles

How to Gather Fabric to Create Texture

Learn how to gather fabric by hand to create a fun textured surface for your next quilt- Heather Thomas shows you how.

Whether you’ve just finished your first quilt or you’ve been quilting for years, you probably have some scraps leftover from past projects. In this tutorial, learn how to use fabric scraps to create larger units and then ultimately turn them into quilts — Toby Lischko shows you how. Quilting Tips, Quilting Projects, Quilting Fabric, Machine Quilting, Scrap Fabric Projects, Fabric Scraps, Scrappy Quilt Patterns, Sewing Circles, How To Finish A Quilt
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What to do With Your Leftover Fabric Scraps

Whether you’ve just finished your first quilt or you’ve been quilting for years, you probably have some scraps leftover from past projects. In this tutorial, learn how to use fabric scraps to create larger units and then ultimately turn them into quilts — Toby Lischko shows you how.

Wander into any quilt store today and you’ll see aisles and aisles bursting with a rainbow of fabrics – and the hardest part will be deciding which prints to bring home. In the presence of so many amazing patterns and products, it’s hard to remember that quilting has a surprisingly thrifty background. Some of history’s most amazing quilts are rendered from the leftovers from other projects. Diy Quilting, Quilting Patterns, Quilting Tutorials, Machine Quilting, Quilting Projects, Sewing Tips, Sewing Tutorials, Sewing Crafts, Fabric Yarn
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6 Waste-Free Ways to Use Quilt Scraps

Wander into any quilt store today and you’ll see aisles and aisles bursting with a rainbow of fabrics – and the hardest part will be deciding which prints to bring home. In the presence of so many amazing patterns and products, it’s hard to remember that quilting has a surprisingly thrifty background. Some of history’s most amazing quilts are rendered from the leftovers from other projects.

How much of each color of fabric is needed to complete a design is generally given when you are working off of a purchased pattern. However, when designing your own quilt it can be difficult to know how much you will need. Heather Thomas shows you how to do basic fabric calculations to determine how much of each color or print of fabric you will need. Quilting Frames, Quilting Tools, Quilting Tutorials, Quilting Projects, Quilting Designs, Quilting Fabric, Quilting Ideas, Easy Sewing Projects, Sewing Tips
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Determining Fabric Calculations for Quilts

How much of each color of fabric is needed to complete a design is generally given when you are working off of a purchased pattern. However, when designing your own quilt it can be difficult to know how much you will need. Heather Thomas shows you how to do basic fabric calculations to determine how much of each color or print of fabric you will need.