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7 Good Newbies Pointers For New Quilters

Date Added: December 09, 2012 11:25:17 PM
Author: Reva Whiteman
Category: Arts & Humanities
One of the more popular handicrafts these days is the art of quilting. People who have ever wondered how to make a quilt can read the guidelines below to get them started. My Top 7 Guidelines for Quilting Newbies... 1. What Fabric: Your decision making efforts are not over yet, now you have to think about the design, color and the fabric that your quilt would be made from. The creative process is totally up to you however if the quilt is meant for somebody you know that can make these decisions simple to make. Before you go on to the next stage of quilting process, you should wash, dry and iron the fabric materials. 2. What Pattern: The very first thing that ought to be taken into consideration is the size of the quilt and then choose an appropriate pattern. In order to get comprehensive information about this decision check out the websites on the internet, read quilting magazines and books or seek the advice of people that make quilts. The size of the quilt can also be affected by the kind of fabric you select. 3. Choose Batting: While learning how to make a quilt you need to get familiar with some of the quilting terms. The batting is the middle layer of the quilt. The higher the loft of the batting the warmer it would be but it would be a tough task to sew a thick batting. Fusible batting materials which stick to top and bottom layers when ironed are also available. With such materials, you don't have to do the basting. 4. Fabric Cutting: Using the pattern that you have chosen as a guideline cut out the pieces of material for your quilt. Lay out the material shapes on a table or on the floor so that it is possible to measure and cut the length of sashing you'll require to create a border on the quilt. 5. Backing Selection: The backing is often a big piece of solid fabric. Make sure that your backing is a couple of inches longer than the quilt from all sides so that you can use it for the edging as well. 6. Sew Layers: Use small and even stitches to sew the layers together in a similar way that the basting was performed, starting in the middle and working outwards. If the pattern includes sewing instructions follow them carefully. If you do not have any specific instructions, then just leave one quarter of an inch away from the seams and stitch all the blocks as well as the borders. 7. Quilt Trimming: The quilt edging work should be done now. Take away all the basting stitches before proceeding with the quilt edging. Bias tape needs to be sewn down one edge of the quilt and then folded over neatly to continue down the next side. While edging around the corners of your quilt, be very careful to fold the material neatly. To find more specific information, just go to www.Quilting-For-Beginners.org now. If you're ready to read more info about Recommended Internet page stop by www.articledashboard.com/Article/4-Easy-Quilt-Making-Tips-For-Beginners-Don-t-Forget-Them/2953664
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