October 28
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What's the best way to start quilting?

2 Answers:

wildflower avatar

Quilting is when you sew layers of fabric together. If you don’t have a machine, you can just try quilting by hand. But if you think that you’re going to make quilting a hobby, then investing on a sewing machine is essential. So the things that you are going to need are the fabrics and sewing essentials (thimbles, needles, quilting threads, etc). You can start making your quilt top by cutting your fabrics into 4 equal parts, then do the layout and sew them all together.

For more tips, you can check out this step by step guide or watch this tutorial video to see how it’s done.

namakaduck avatar

Before beginning your quilting journey you will need specific tools and supplies. If you’ve been sewing for a while, you may already own a few of these. I assure you that investing in some of these supplies will help you quickly grow your skills. Here’s a list of a few essential tools you will need to start quilting.

  • Rotary Cutter
  • Cutting Mat
  • Acrylic Ruler

The basic quilt is constructed in three layers: the backing, the batting, and the quilt top. The latter is the part into which most of your hard work will have gone, all that piecing and patterning, all that care and crafting.  Of course, what fabrics you make use of, that’s all up to you, although traditionally quilts were all cotton.

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