WIP Wednesday #116: Beginner Quilting Tips

In this episode of WIP Wednesday Vanessa is answering some of your questions about quilting basics!

It’s a new year and if you are ready to learn (or improve!) your quilting skills this episode is for you. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced quilter, there’s always more quilting tricks to learn!

Tune in LIVE and hear her tips on cutting and piecing more accurately so you start working on amazing quilts this year.

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What we’re covering:

0:24 – Welcome to WIP Wednesday #116

2:10 – Prepping fabric for quilting

6:43 – Cutting fabric for quilting

11:05 – Using a magnetic cutting mat

11:29 – Figuring out your quilt block measurements

12:35 – Pressing your quilt block

13:30 – Square in a Square Quilt Block dimensions

15:32 – When measuring your pieces don’t forget about seam allowance!

17:04 – What is a scant quarter of an inch seam?

18:19 – Do you ever sew first and then cut?

19:16 – Sewing the first seam of your quilt block

23:04 – Pressing your quilt block seams

24:39 – Accurately measuring your block pieces after sewing a seam

26:24 – Sewing your next seam

28:21 – Pressing your next seam

28:57 – Consider shortening your stitch length

29:55 – Sewing first and then cutting

30:51 – Checking your measurements

32:03 – Cutting and sewing your edge pieces

34:31 – There’s always more to learn!

34:57 – Pressing your edge pieces

35:25 – Why I’m not back stitching to lock my seams

37:50 – Share this with a sewing friend

38:02 – Why I teach step by step by step

38:32 – Pressing your seams

40:23 – Overview of the block measurements

41:16 – What thread to use

42:44 – What sewing machine needle to use

43:43 – Using cotton thread for piecing vs quilting

48:42 – Quilting vs Piecing

49:19 – Using polyester thread

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