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  • Thimbles Guide to Starch

    If you’re a sewing enthusiast or quilter, you know the importance of good fabric starch. It not only helps to create crisp, sharp lines but also makes handling fabric much easier. In this guide, we’ll explore popular products in the world of fabric starch and starch alternatives, like Mary Ellen... View Post
  • Thimbles' Guide to Interfacing

      There are so many pretty fabrics and fun quilting tools we love to shop for and talk about as quilters, but interfacing probably isn't one of them. It doesn't have the pizzazz of a dreamy batik design or the punch of a high-tech iron. However, interfacing is indispensable if your quilting or se... View Post
  • 8 Paper Piecing Tips for Beginners

    Many quilters feel intimidated by Foundation Paper Piecing, but it’s not as difficult as it looks. The key, as with most things, is to move slowly, with precision, and to be mindful of each step. Foundation Paper Piecing renders laser accuracy because you’re piecing together unusual shapes in mul... View Post
  • 5+ Tips on How to Make Quilts Lie Flat

    After many days (possibly years! Likely months…) of working on a quilt where you’ve painstakingly pieced the top, basted all the layers, and then quilted and sewed on the binding, it’s incredibly frustrating to find your quilt does not lie flat. Or, even worse, it has waves in it! We don’t like ... View Post