What's the difference between a good quilt and a prize-winning quilt? It isn't as much as you might think. These techniques and helpful tools used by the experts make it easier to create quilts that will impress even the toughest critics.
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What makes perfect quilt seams?
Your blocks will be much more accurate when you stitch them using 50 weight cotton quilting thread. Your seams will be less bulky, so they'll finish more true-to-size.
Stitch your seams with a Little Foot or Patchwork Foot, which have an exact 1/4" seam allowance from the right side of the foot to the center needle position.
Work on a stable pressing surface, such as the Steady Betty Pressing Surface. The foam layer holds your fabric securely during pressing, so your blocks won't slip, stretch, or distort.
Get close to your pressing work with Thermal Thimbles. They're heat-resistant finger protectors that help you adjust your fabric or hold seams down without burning your fingers.
Use the best-quality iron you can afford. When your pattern tells you to set a seam, press a seam open, or steam seam allowance to one side, using a high-quality iron really does make a difference.
Add a Tailor's Clapper to your pressing, and you'll be amazed at how flat your seams lay. The wood clapper absorbs the heat and steam from the fabric, and holds the press as the fabric cools.
Align your seams and hold them in place with Fork Pins. They easily hold both sides of a matched seam, whether seams are aligned flat or open. The bent grip also makes them easier to handle.