Is a timeless art that continues to flourish throughout the world and is enjoyed by "male and female's alike". Whether you enjoy hand quilting, free motion quilting, crazy quilting or strip quilting, you are a quilter!
You may have heard that there are specific rules to quilting, however what is most important is that the methods used create the end-result we're wanting to create.
If you plan to hang the quilt on a wall, it is not as important what methods you choose to accomplish the "look" you're aiming for. If you plan to lay the quilt on a bed and have someone actually "sit" on the bed, then it matters what threads, needles and techniques are used or the quilt may begin to fall apart.
If you are making a quilt for a bed - one that will be "sat" on then you need to be sure to use a needle that won't "cut" the fibers. Use of a Universal needle with a (lite ball-point) should be used to eliminate risk of cutting the fibers and ultimately making a quilt that will tear along the seams.
Your thread choice is important as well...
Piecing fabric pieces together using a straight stitch makes it easier to "mathematically" lay-out your quilt, however, a straight stitch is not stretchy and is vulnerable to breakage from stretching. When a quilt is sat on, fibers move and the fabric stretches across its bias. If the thread isn't stretchy-the stitches will break. This is why we offer stretchy threads under the "Threads" link on our site.
Nylon, is the stretchiest thread and great for seams when quilting and other types of sewing. If you are wanting a choice of color and an alternative to cotton, quilting thread - you will LOVE Invisifil. You'll find both threads and explanations for use on the pages dedicatied to teaching you about the threads we offer and why we opt to supply you with these under the "Threads" link.
Products for Quilters
Below are products we offer at Creative Feet that make the art of quilting so much easier and fun.
Our Satinege foot helps you:
Our Pearls 'N Piping foot helps you:
Our Sequins 'N Ribbon foot helps you:
Our Octi-Hoops help you:
Done using the Creative Feet and Octi-HOOPS
Our HOOP-IT-ALL Frames help you: