Patchwork and quilting

Tips for Basting a Quilt before Hand Quilting

Here are my tips for how to baste a quilt before hand quilting. Choose a thin batting, I prefer cotton. Choose a thin good quality cotton backing fabric, the thinner the backing fabric the easier it will be to hand quilt. Iron your backing fabric, if you joined pieces to fit, press the seams open Tape… Continue reading Tips for Basting a Quilt before Hand Quilting

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What is a fat quarter of fabric?

A fat quarter of fabric is a pre-cut, cotton fabric section measuring approximately 18” x 22” (46cm x 56cm). A quarter cut yard of fabric cut from a bolt of fabric would measure 44” x 9”. The difference is that the fat quarter is half as wide as the quarter cut, however twice as long.… Continue reading What is a fat quarter of fabric?