Category Archives: Sewing – Crocheting – Knitting – Cross Stitch- Quilting

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History of Knitting

Knitting is technique to turn thread or yarn into a piece of cloth. Knitted fabric consists of horizontal parallel courses of yarn which is different from woven cloth. The courses of threads or yarn are joined to each other by interlocking loops in which a short loop of one course of yarn or thread is...
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How to Make a Crazy Quilt

A crazy quilt is a quilt that is made from scraps of fabric. The scraps come from different types and colours of left over fabrics from old clothing or other sewing projects. Usually there is no pattern or design to the quilt, giving it a very abstract look. A wide variety of stitches are used,...
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History of Quilting

In the article, Medieval & Renaissance Quilting, quilt historian Lisa Evans wrote, "Quilted garments padded Crusader mail, quilted linens adorned Renaissance bedchambers, and quilted Evangelists were treasured at 15th century monasteries." Quilting (stitching together layers of padding and fabric) is as old as ancient Egypt if not older and wholecloth quilts were very common trade...
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Beginner Quilting – Instructions for Picture Quilt Making

Memories are never ending tales of the warmth and happiness that we have shared over a period of time with friends, family and relatives. This experience only gets better day after day and therefore there are many more memories that we will want to preserve over a period of time. Read more

How to Choose Quilt Fabric Colors

Picture yourself in a few hours or in a few days stitching a beautiful quilt, However, I would suggest that regardless of your sewing experiences you may want to consider quilting with fabric scraps to help develop certain quilting skills. (more…)...
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Learn What Size to Make Your Rag Quilt

The sizes of rag quilts can vary widely. The rag quilt size can vary a lot depending on what you plan to use it for. In other words, making a rag quilt to use as a throw quilt is dramatically different than making one to fit a king-sized bed. Read more

Learn to Quilt: Discover How to Save Money

In today’s economic climate, starting a new hobby may seem like an expense that your budget just can’t support. Between gas and groceries, becoming a quilter just doesn't seem like a wise financial choice. I'm here to tell you that being a quilter doesn't have to be expensive. Read more