Top 10 Tips for New Quilters – Introduction
I spent quite a few hours this past week densely quilting a runner with organic wavy lines. During these hours, I contemplated how much experience I have gained along the way in my quilting journey. How many little tips and tricks I have managed to learn. And I decided there is nothing I wanted more than to pass along those little nuggets of information – to share them with new quilters and even with seasoned quilters.
That’s what quilters do. We share. We share tips and tutorials. We share our experiences – what worked on a project and what we would have liked to do differently. We share praise and admiration. We share because we are all part of the most helpful and welcoming online community – the Quilting Community!
Introducing a New Series for New Quilters. Each week I will cover a new topic. I have added a page tab beneath my header, entitled Top 10 Tips. And links will be added to this page as posts for each of the following subjects is shared.
Week 1. Fabric & Thread
Week 2. Cutting Accuracy
Week 3. Quick Piecing Techniques
Week 4. 1/4″ Seam
Week 5. Pressing Seams
Week 6. Get to know your Machine
Week 7. The Seam Ripper is your Friend
Week 8. Borders
Week 9. Quilting with your Walking Foot
Week 10. Binding by Machine
If you have any tips to share, or if there is anything you would like to see covered in these posts, leave a comment below! Share what you know… or tell us what you would like to know.
A few words of advice…
To keep it interesting and fun, always be willing to try something new!
Try different methods: Some will work better for you than others
Practice, practice, practice. While gaining experience of your own, continue to learn from the experience of others. There are a lot of good tutorials out there to show you “how to”. Here is a link to my Tutorials page. Each time I share a new tutorial, it will be added to this page.
Made a mistake? Don’t beat yourself up… Count it as experience. Learn from it. Keep in mind that the mistake will always be more obvious to you than to anyone else. And always remember to…