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Unearthing Quilting
There have been lots of events that have shaped the world as it is today. There are various concepts and principles that continuously guide each and every civilization toward survival and propagation. There are very ancient practices that still make their marks within the realms of the present generation. Let’s take a step back and take a journey aimed at unearthing quilting.

Sewing Tips For Beginning Quilters
Sewing by hand, or with a needle and thread is the traditional method used to piece together quilt blocks. Even if you own a sewing machine you should practice these stitches. Remember to choose the smallest size needle that you can comfortably work with. Be sure that you are using special quilting thread. Quilting thread is thicker, more durable and doesn't tangle. Cut a piece of quilting thread about to feet long. Thread the needle and place a single knot in the end of the thread with a short tail to prevent unraveling. Do not double the thread. Sew with one single strand.

Four Methods Of Basting A Quilt
Although basting is the least favorite task of many quilters, it is an important part in the entire quilting process. It keeps the quilt sandwich—top, batting, and backing layers—together, making sure they are properly aligned and do not slip apart during the actual quilting process. This in turn prevents puckered and sloppy quilts. When basting, the three layers are placed flat on top of each other—with the backing laid beneath, the batting in the middle, and the top over the batting—and are joined through different methods. There are four methods of basting a quilt. Quilters choose which to execute depending on the quilt size and, mostly, personal preference.


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