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Where are your favorite quilting blogs?

I have been getting into quilting lately, and I love looking at pictures of beautiful quilts out there that other people have made. Do you have any quilt blogs that you follow and love? [more inside]
posted by that girl on Nov 15, 2015 - 7 answers

advice for sewing baby blankets

I love sewing small burp cloths and baby quilts for friends. But I'm hitting a wall, where friends are having babies faster than I can churn out little quilts. If you have some experience sewing or quilting, can you help me figure out a better method with decent results? These aren't meant to be heirloom pieces, just heartfelt and unique small blankets or quilts to welcome a new baby and brighten their days. [more inside]
posted by barnone on Aug 22, 2015 - 12 answers

Where is this vest from?

I'm wondering about the origins of a handmade quilted & embroidered vest. The front is beautifully embroidered with birds and flowers, while the back has several circular sections with layered/3D quilting. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2015 - 1 answer

Long time quilter / sewing machine noob: help enable my free-motion!

Can I use any old free-motion presser foot with my sewing machine, or do I need to stick with the same manufacturer? If the former, can you help me figure out which kind I'm looking for? If the latter, can you tell me where to find one that's not part of a kit? [more inside]
posted by late afternoon dreaming hotel on Apr 27, 2015 - 8 answers

Help me quilt my quilt.

I made a quilt, my second ever. I have no idea what colour thread to quilt it with. [more inside]
posted by makonan on Jan 5, 2015 - 16 answers

Is this quilt crazy?

I would like to make a person a quilt for Christmas. I have basic sewing knowledge but I have not done any quilting beyond sewing squares together to make pillows. Is this a feasible project, and where do I start? [more inside]
posted by chaiminda on Nov 12, 2014 - 21 answers

QUILTING HELP!… or really just advice.

i'm making my first quilt and would like to hear input on various batting options. this is a non-patchwork quilt meant to emulate all of the luxury bedding i've lately become obsessed with but can't afford to buy. i want the softest most luxurious quilt i can get. non-pieced, straight forward top with simple quilting and ties. i'm in the shopping stage now and will be using linen, silk or a linen/silk blend for the top and backing and i want an equally soft batting. [more inside]
posted by Conrad-Casserole on Oct 8, 2014 - 7 answers

How can I save this disintegrating quilt?

We have an old quilt with sentimental value that needs some serious help. [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Jul 7, 2013 - 7 answers

About to throw in the throw

During the Missoni for Target craze a few years ago, I managed to score the most coveted item--a quilted fleece throw. I only got one. There are three inhabitants of our house fighting over it, including the cat, who is usually the one who gets to use it. Help me find or make something similar. [more inside]
posted by payoto on Feb 2, 2013 - 7 answers

What color thread should I use for quilting?

What color thread should I use to quilt this quilt? [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on Mar 2, 2012 - 16 answers

Sewing Links for Home Decor/Pattern projects

Sewing and Curtains [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Oct 4, 2011 - 11 answers

Will it quilt?

How can I tell if vintage fabric (some lovely old printed tablecloths with no labels) is 100% cotton? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Sep 27, 2011 - 5 answers

Sewing Machine Recommendatio Needed

I am looking for a good sewing machine brand/model to start sewing with. [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Aug 16, 2011 - 14 answers

Art Fundamentals 101 for a quilter

I need Art Fundamentals 101 -- what books should I get? I need to learn more about color (mixing, harmony, schemes), value, composition, and perspective. The trick is that I will not (primarily) be applying what I learn to any particular painting medium but rather to quilt art. What books can help me study me the fundamentals of art? [more inside]
posted by LittleMy on Feb 21, 2011 - 11 answers

Gifts for quilters?

Perfect gift for middle aged step-mother who is really, really into quilting? [more inside]
posted by Vicarious on Nov 22, 2010 - 17 answers

Bike quilt patterns?

Where can I find patterns for quilts that feature bicycles or bicycle parts? [more inside]
posted by WorkingMyWayHome on Oct 22, 2010 - 3 answers

CraftFilter: How to attach applique with embroidery, for dummies.

Crafters, please help. What I'm trying to do is apparently called "applique" and "embroidering," as part of a quilt project. I'm totally clueless and kinda need to finish today. [more inside]
posted by slidell on May 22, 2010 - 10 answers

Not your grandma's quilt

Super-novice quilter. Looking for dumbed-down basic quilting instructions as well as resources for quilts you wouldn't find on granny's rocker or in a log cabin. [more inside]
posted by viachicago on Sep 22, 2009 - 13 answers

Quilting for Lazy Non-Quilters

Are there services to assemble your quilt squares for you? In other words, can I pay someone to make a quilt out of a bunch of decorated squares of fabric that I provide? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Jul 31, 2009 - 13 answers

Where do the quilters hang out?

What are the preeminent online resources for quilters? [more inside]
posted by Naberius on Jan 12, 2008 - 9 answers

Help a poor girl buy a kick-ass sewing machine.

What's a good sewing machine for a beginner quilter (and sewer, but at the moment I really just want to quilt)? [more inside]
posted by Mavri on May 24, 2007 - 16 answers

Help me be crafty by quilting...

I am interested in learning how to quilt, from scratch, with no experience whatsoever. [more inside]
posted by blackkar on Apr 10, 2007 - 18 answers

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