Quick Quilting Tips and Tricks

We had so much fun in round one of Quick Quilting Tips, I thought it would be fun to ask more bloggers and quilters to share some of their favorite quilting tricks, tips, and short-cuts.

Monday April 28
Tea Rose Home – Tips and fussy-cutting templates for English Paper Piecing
April Rosenthal Designs – Quick borders
Ellison Lane – Piecing using starch
Tuesday April 29
Stitch This! Martingale Blog – quick un-picking and de-threading tips
Amy’s Creative Side – Bulk Pressing
Bee in my Bonnet – scrap storage and creating your own pre-cuts
Wednesday April 30
Fresh Lemons Quilts – Choosing fabrics for a quilt
PolkaDot Chair – 3 tips for beginning quilters
Stitchery Dickory Dock – Fast cutting tips
Thursday May 1
Freshly Pieced – sew more without stopping
Lily’s Quilts – fast machine-binding tutorial
In Color Order – Chain Piecing
Friday May 2
Swim Bike Quilt – Binding tips
Craft Buds – Pining Alternatives
A Quilting Life – Quarter Square Triangle Tutorial

Monday – May 19
Sew Can She – Nesting Seams
Fabrics and Flowers – Paper Piecing with Less Waste
Don’t Call Me Betsy – Stream-line pressing techniques

Tuesday – May 20
Quilt Story – Labeling a Quilt
Pile O Fabric – Starching Fabric and Glue Basting
A Little Bit Biased – Quick Rotary Cutting

Wednesday – May 21
Christa Quilts – 5 tips for faster machine quilting at home
A Bright Corner – Quick curved seams

Thursday – May 22
Piece N Quilt – How to attach borders and sashing
Sukie Don’t Ya Know – Making Bias Binding
Gen X Quilters – Scant 1/4″ Seam

Friday – May 23
Cut To Pieces – Quilt Tips for Quilt Backs
Happy Quilting – Quick Flying Geese blocks

Glue Basting techniques with Cristy Fincher.

They’ll be doing it all week long – you can visit each of them on their specific day. I’ll also be adding their posts to the Quilting Tips and Short-cuts Pinboard where you can keep track of all the links in one place.

I’m in my post-quilt-market-haze but will plan to get my head together and share pictures later this week. If you want some sneak peaks you can check out my Instagram feed @diaryofaquilter.


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  • Reply
    May 20, 2014 at 12:22 am

    Thanks for these helpful links to the tips and thank you again for the super fast despatch of your book, I'm still trying to decide which to try first!

  • Reply
    Michelle Carlson
    May 22, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Thanks for posting the links. I love your quilts and look forward to seeing what you whip up next.

  • Reply
    May 23, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Amy, thanks so much for hosting these tips and tricks! As a newbie, I really appreciate learning from experienced quilters–and all these bloggers were great.

  • Reply
    reham magdy
    July 17, 2014 at 11:31 pm


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