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Quilting is one of the most precious craft forms that exist. You put your creativity to create beautiful blankets, pillows and decorations for the home, that will be passedfrom generation to generation. In a few steps you will learn how to make a quilt todisplay your new skill for friends and family.

Choose your cutting tools. To make a quilt symmetrical and aligned, it is very important to keep the pieces the same size very well also cut. Not only it gives a professional look to work, but speeds up the process of making a quilt and makes it easier for beginners. Choose the simpler scissors that are rotated Cutters are best for the cuts.
Cutters rotated usually come in different sizes and functions, but midfielders are great to begin with.
If you use ordinary scissors, make sure she is well whetted, not to damage the fabric and so complete the work.

Basis for court. The basis for Court comes with very useful markings often molds used in quilts and patchworks. It is essential for the use of the blade if you use preferably the rotary cutter, but even with the scissors she is very useful to avoid scratches on the table and to align and cut the fabric.

Use a ruler. Not just any ruler, but a specific for patchwork, wide, long and transparent, with angles and markings. With this rule, is easy to cut multiple layers of fabric and make the same markings on all of them.


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"CUTTING TIPS"
Gather basic sewing tools. Are the basic tools of all sewing, as pins (many pins!), desfazedor, sewing needle and thread. If you don't have these items, Always choosewhat else makes it easy to work.

Choose the line. Line looks like something universal, but there are many types of them. Don't buy a cheap too much or use a very old, because they can burst and frayed during sewing. Certainly the choice of line is crucial to the success of the work.One of the most used techniques is the choice of the neutral line. Use it in your Quilt projects.

Select your fabric. The main step is to prepare the fabric. With thousands of options on the market, this task can be daunting. A basic quilt can be made easily with 100% cotton fabrics, but cotton blends with polyester also work. Always choose different fabrics to the front of the quilt, to the banks, and also one or two basic fabrics for the quilt back.

How many colors you will incorporate in the project? And how many differentprints? Try to mix large and small prints, plus colors from the same family. Get creative with fabric options. Look for vintage tablecloths and sheets in thrift stores, instead if you restrict your options haberdashery.
Your base fabric will be bigger than the front and that of cotton batting; so, be sure to purchase the right amount for a larger size.


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Buy the cotton batting. The cotton batting is a soft filling which gives weight and heat to your quilt. It is placed between the back and the front, and comes in variouswall thicknesses and different fibers including cotton, polyester, bamboo, and the fusible.
The polyester batting crumbles and accumulates in the corners of your quilt, and has more risk of fusible wrinkle the fabric. Beginners should look for the cotton battings and mixed cotton and bamboo first.
If you're going to make a big quilt, like a quilt, use a thicker batting. Smaller Quiltsdo not need much batting, unless you want a blanket too hot.

Use a sewing machine. You can sew your quilt by hand, but it takes too long and isdiscouraging for beginners. Any machine that makes a straight line serves for smallquilts. See if you have the machine needle.
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