November 2016


A Baby Quilt For Christmas

People who are expert in quilting are really blessed. It will be a nice feeling if you want to do quilting for the first time, that too especially for your baby. It is not at all difficult to do a quilt if you have all the materials available. For a small quilt, the main materials required are the fabric. Make sure that the fabric is soft as it is for the baby. Hard fabrics can cause rashes on the baby. A standard machine is required to make the quilt. You can try different patterns on the fabrics and also different blocks and style. A lot of varieties are available in the market. All you need to put is some effort and time to get a perfect one.

Use colors which are pleasing. Start stitching from the reverse so that you can get a perfect finish. You can also add small pins or artificial flowers to it or else you can also buy some painted fabrics which can increase the beauty of the quilt. You can also draw some cartoon characters as the baby will love that on the clothes. It will be a perfect gift for Christmas if you gift a handmade quilt to your baby which they will treasure forever.

Quilting Supplies Storage

The Best Way To Organize Your Quilting Supplies

A haphazard sewing area can mess up your entire work. It is important to store things properly to have a better control over quilting. First and foremost, place all the thread spools in transparent cartons. Stack them properly for an easy reach. To prevent the bobbin and thread spool from being tangled, tie the cut strips from the cling wrap around it. Matching thread spools and bobbin can be stored together. Stock the large and medium pizza boxes for organizing your quilt blocks. Make use of a vinyl tablecloth with a flannel back to hang the portable cloth that contains finishing nails and grommets.

You can also use the cloth for rolling the quilt blocks for further use. The pattern book is one that is often missed in the huge fabric roll. To keep them safe, utilize a hanger to hang it on a wall with the help of a nail. Choose magnetic sheets to craft a pin holder. All the sewing tools can be stored in a basket. It can also be hung on a pegboard for quick identification. You can also consider a revolving pencil holder to stack them. For storing needles, go in for trading-card dividers. The needles can also be inserted into felt squares.

Make use of the holders to store the fabric stash. To hang the thread clippers and small scissors, choose an acrylic suction-cup. It can be placed adjacent to the sewing machine. Similarly, go in for a pen cap to put a seam ripper. Select basting guns to connect and arrange paperwork, quilt blocks, and block pieces. They are an ideal choice for securing buttons and fixes for curtains. Use a divided tomato pincushion to store needles. The refrigerator is a better option to save the glue sticks. It prevents the glue from molding or drying. Finally, use a plastic drying rack to stack the cut fabric strips. Enjoy quilting in an organized fashion.