Quilting Fabric

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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 Fabric, Quilting Tips, Quilting Tutorials, Quilting Projects, Lap Quilts, Quilt Blocks, Cross Stitch Embroidery, Machine Embroidery, Hanger 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.

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, Sewing Tips, Sewing Hacks, Quilt Corners, Thread Art, Sewing Class, Sewing Projects For Beginners, Sewing Techniques

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, Sewing Projects, Quilting Fabric, Celtic Quilt, I Spy Quilt

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.

Suzyquilts.com has put together a list of the best online fabric stores! Includes shops in the USA, UK, Canada and Australia. #fabricstore #quiltfabric #quilting Diy Embroidery Projects, Simple Embroidery Designs, Hand Embroidery Patterns Free, Sewing Crafts, Sewing Projects, Sewing Hacks, Fabric Crafts, Sewing Ideas, Diy Crafts

The BEST Fabric Shops Online: A List fromSuzy Quilts

Suzyquilts.com has put together a list of the best online fabric stores! Includes shops in the USA, UK, Canada and Australia. #fabricstore #quiltfabric #quilting

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, Scrap Quilt Patterns, Baby Clothes Quilt, Quilt Tutorials, Cross Stitch Embroidery, Quilt Blocks, Needlepoint

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

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, Fabric Yarn, Fabric Scraps, Scrappy Quilt Patterns, Scrap Fabric Projects, Sewing Circles, How To Finish A Quilt

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, Quilting Ideas, Quilting Projects, Scrap Fabric Projects, Fabric Scraps, Sewing Projects, Sewing Tips

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

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.

To stop quilting fabric from bleeding in your finished quilt, be sure to machine wash your fabric (sorted with like colors) and dry before cutting. Yes, that does mean you will have to iron or press your quilting fabrics as well! Quilting Rulers, Quilting Fabric, Quilting Tips, Quilting Projects, Sewing Projects, Laundry Hacks, Hacks Diy, Quilt Tutorials, Household Tips

How to Prevent Fabric Bleed

To stop quilting fabric from bleeding in your finished quilt, be sure to machine wash your fabric (sorted with like colors) and dry before cutting. Yes, that does mean you will have to iron or press your quilting fabrics as well!

Heather Thomas loves making her own fabric dye for her unique quilt creations, and in this video she shares with you her process for mixing and applying dyes. Follow along as she shows you the tools and materials you’ll need for the dyeing process, and then how to use them to make your own dye mixes to make beautiful dyed fabrics that are uniquely your own. Make sure to check out Heather’s other video to learn about some considerations before you begin the dyeing process. Sewing Basics, Sewing Tips, Sewing Hacks, Sewing Ideas, Sewing Crafts, Sewing Projects, Diy Projects, Diy Crafts, Batik Quilts

How to Make Dye for Fabric Dyeing

Heather Thomas loves making her own fabric dye for her unique quilt creations, and in this video she shares with you her process for mixing and applying dyes. Follow along as she shows you the tools and materials you’ll need for the dyeing process, and then how to use them to make your own dye mixes to make beautiful dyed fabrics that are uniquely your own. Make sure to check out Heather’s other video to learn about some considerations before you begin the dyeing process.

Heather Thomas shows you several examples of quilts that utilize alternative fabrics, or fabrics that you don’t typically consider for quilting, including metals, silks and wools. By varying the fabrics that you use on your quilts, you’ll find that you can create fun pieces that are unique and eye-catching. Quilting Frames, Quilting Fabric, Quilting Tips, Quilting Tutorials, Craft Tutorials, Sewing Tips, Sewing Hacks, Heather Thomas

Quilting with Alternative Fabric

Heather Thomas shows you several examples of quilts that utilize alternative fabrics, or fabrics that you don’t typically consider for quilting, including metals, silks and wools. By varying the fabrics that you use on your quilts, you’ll find that you can create fun pieces that are unique and eye-catching.