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How to Choose the Best Batting for Your Quilt Project

Thick colourful handmade quilt

Batting is the middle layer of your quilt or the filling in your quilt sandwich. If you are wondering what is the best quilt batting for your project, this article will explain the different types and how they make your quilt look and feel. It will also give you some tips and tricks and explain what to look for and why it is important to find the right type for your quilting project.

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The Importance of a Quarter Inch Seam in Quilting

Small Squared Patchwork Quilt

In the quilting world, a quarter inch seam is something you will hear about a lot. In this article we discuss what it is, why it is so important and how to achieve it.

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What is Free Motion Quilting

Quilt with Free Motion Stippling Design

Free motion quilting is when you use your sewing machine to create interesting and creative freeform wavy patterns on your quilt sandwich. You can also do this by hand but these days most quilters use machines for this decorative technique. In this article we discuss what free motion quilting is and how to do it.

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Why Use a Walking Foot for Quilting?

Straight Stitch Quilt

A walking foot is one of the most important feet for quilters on a domestic home sewing machine. In this article we discuss whey it is essential to quilters, how it works, what stitches you can sew with it and what to look for when buying one.

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What Is a Quilting Rotary Cutter?

Cutting fabric with a rotary cutter

A rotary cutter is an essential accessory for all quilters. Quilting projects often comprise of many different patterned fabrics. Sometimes each piece can be quite small, and if you’re making a queen or king sized quilt, a lot of your time will be spent in cutting your fabric. Using rotary cutters to do the work for you will speed up the process enormously as well as giving you an accurate straight line on your quilt squares. Read the article to find out the benefits, tips and the best rotary cutters to buy for your project.

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