Quilting is one of the loveliest possible ways to enhance your home decor and your wardrobe.
Quilting can be a frugal, thrifty craft if your intention is to reclaim fabrics from items you no longer need. Quilting was extremely popular during the depression-era 1930s. Instead of buying new fabrics, people reclaimed fabrics from old clothing and other textiles, and re-purposed them into quilted bedding and other items.
Currently, bed quilts and baby quilts are still some of the most popular quilting projects with contemporary crafters. Other popular quilting projects include quilted coats, vests, jackets, placemats, pillows, ornaments, Christmas stockings, handbags, tote bags, purses and diaper bags.
Nowadays, some people still practice frugality with their quilting, while others prefer to buy large quantities of the latest, most artistic fabrics available to use.
Either approach is valid.
If you’re interested in quilting in any form, we invite you to make use of the following quilting and sewing pages that are available on our website:
Modern farmhouse style has been one of the hottest decorating trends lately, and it is still going strong in 2021. If this aesthetic appeals to you, and you’re interested in DIY projects that reflect the style, Farmhouse-Style Quilting is a book you need to know about. The book includes 14 up-to-date projects that are all curated around the farmhouse style / country style decorating theme. The book includes patterns for making bed quilts, quilted pillows, a table topper, placemats, a baby quilt and other projects. Many of these are easy enough for total beginners to succeed with; and some of the patterns are for intermediate-level quilters.
Learn More About This Book:
- Click here to check out our detailed book review of Farmhouse-Style Quilting.
- Click here to shop for this book at the Leisure Arts website.
Do you enjoy quilting, sewing and crocheting? If so, you’ll definitely want to check out The Annie’s Christmas Special Edition 2020. This publication offers you the best value I’m currently aware of on a Christmas craft book. It contains 65+ lovely projects for making Christmas quilts, quilted potholders, appliqued pillows, Christmas toys, Christmas tree ornaments, Christmas wreaths and bunches of other festive holiday-themed projects. If you celebrate Christmas, and you enjoy crafting for the holidays, I think you’re going to love these projects.
- Click here to check out our detailed book review of this title.
- Click here to shop for this book at the Annie’s Catalog website.
How to Upcycle Clothes to Use in Your Quilts, Sewing Projects and Other Craft Projects
Thrift stores can be a fantastic source of affordable fabrics for your quilting projects. Let’s discuss some ideas for how to best approach the task of reclaiming and re-purposing fabrics to use them for quilting.
Learn about your various options for sewing and quilting threads. Why would you choose one thread over another? Which threads are the best for hand quilting, machine quilting, or piecing? When would you want to choose a cotton thread, and when would you be better off with a polyester thread? Find the answers to these questions and more in this article.
If your thread collection has gotten out of hand, and you can’t find any of the threads you need when you need them, it’s time to get yourself a new thread organizer. I invite you to check out this review of the Artbin Thread Storage Tray.
So there you have it: Those are our pages on the topic of quilting. I hope you found this information helpful.
This page was last updated on 8-24-2021.