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Sublimating Quilting Fabric

Did you know that you could put your baby’s pictures, or your family pictures, or your wedding  pictures, or your pets pictures, (the list is unlimited) that you would like to MAKE INTO AN HEIRLOOM,  in a quilt?  It’s another wonderful way to keep your […]

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Quilting Tips

Though Quilting might look like a tough-to-master art, most of the gurus tend to differ on this. Basically, all you need to master this art is knowing the basic techniques then keep on practicing. Below are some of the best […]

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How to Choose a Good Quilting Fabric

In the world of art, the possibilities are endless. The graceful mix of colors, texture and style is just breathtaking. Quilting as Art is never exempted of these joyous wonders and the task to sort out the best quilting fabric […]

 

Sublimating Quilting Fabric

Sublimated Photo

Did you know that you could put your baby’s pictures, or your family pictures, or your wedding  pictures, or your pets pictures, (the list is unlimited) that you would like to MAKE INTO AN HEIRLOOM,  in a quilt?  It’s another wonderful way to keep your memories alive! I’m not talking about printing them on with an ink jet printer either.

I’m talking about Sublimation!

Sublimation is the process by which an image printed on paper is transferred to another surface (here it’s fabric)!   Sublimation is the passage of dye (ink) directly from a solid to a vaporized state through the action of heat and pressure causing them to bond with the fibers of synthetic materials such as polyester. Sublimation allows for more creative designs than screen printing or cut and sew methods. Colors are permanently impregnated into the fabric (NOT JUST PRINTED ON) so they will not stiffen, crack, fade, or wash out, with proper care.

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Top Five Tips to Start Quilting

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We know do you have a stash of t-shirts in your closet that you can’t bear to part with. Getting started quilting can feel a little daunting. I mean the equipment and the skills you need and how much space you need. Well, the good news is… quilting is supposed to be fun! We like to give you top five beginner tips to think about when you’re getting started making your first quilts.

1. Stay basic

It’s possible to spend hundreds of dollars on nifty quilting tools, but you can make tons of quilts using very basic stuff. If you have a 3×18 quilting ruler, a rotary cutter, and 18×24 quilting mat, you’ll be just fine.
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Quilting Tips

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Though Quilting might look like a tough-to-master art, most of the gurus tend to differ on this. Basically, all you need to master this art is knowing the basic techniques then keep on practicing. Below are some of the best Quilting Tips to guide you through:

Understand the simple patterns: If you wish to learn how to make a quilt, you will probably want to cut and sew fabric to a particular pattern. Here the most simple form of quilt pattern is to cut squares of different fabrics and sew them together in a way that highlights the diversity of the fabrics.
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How to Choose a Good Quilting Fabric

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In the world of art, the possibilities are endless. The graceful mix of colors, texture and style is just breathtaking. Quilting as Art is never exempted of these joyous wonders and the task to sort out the best quilting fabric can be quite a challenge.

 

There are considerations to be made in choosing an excellent quilting fabric. Captivating façade of intricate patterns and eye-catching colors can bring much of a deception yet there is so much underneath the surface that you are to take into account. First, consider the material. Experts in quilting industry go for fabrics purely made of cotton. This is also recommended for quilting novices considering that this product of natural fiber is so easy to play around with.

 

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Easy Quilt Patterns For Beginning Quilters

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With easy quilt patterns there are many ways to approach each step. This can be overwhelming for new quilters, especially when you add the hundreds of new terms and techniques to the learning curve.

As you gain more exposure, you will realize quilting methods that will work the best for you. When you are just getting started there are a few basic skills that will help you sew precise blocks and quilts right from the beginning. Here are some of those easy quilt patterns which look great and at the same time can be done quickly:
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Quilting Tools

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Here are the basic quilting tools that every quilter must have;

Rotary cutters: They are used in cutting your fabric. They have sharp blades that cut fabric accurately. A wide variety of sizes are available from 18 mm to 60 mm. 60 mm cutters are used in cutting fabric which has multiple layers 28 mm cutters are used for curved piercing.

Scissors: they can be used for cutting loose threads, plastic, paper and other crafting materials that you might use.

 

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