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How To Buy Quilting Supplies

Watch more How to Quilt videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Use these steps to learn which quilting supplies to buy. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Decide on a type of quilt Decide on a type of quilt. Common quilts include a traditional quilt made of similar fabric materials and weight; a scrap quilt with various materials; and a quilt with a predesigned print pattern. Tip Use photos of completed quilts to give you ideas. Step 2: Decide on types of quilting fabrics Decide on types of quilting fabrics. Pure cotton is recommended for durability, moisture absorption, and manageability; and scrap quilts can have a variety of materials, such as silk and wool. Tip Fabrics with similar fiber contents are recommended because some fabrics can be more fragile than others. Step 3: Decide on the amount of fabric Decide on the amount of fabric that you'll need for your quilt. Quilt fabrics are commonly sold in fat quarters, or ? of a square yard. Step 4: Buy quality quilting thread Buy quality quilting thread, preferably cotton or cotton-covered polyester. Cheap thread can cut fabric and produce lint. If you're using a sewing machine, buy machine-quilting thread. Step 5: Buy batting for your quilt Buy batting for your quilt. Wool, silk, cotton, and polyester are common batting materials. Polyester is inexpensive and non-allergenic. Did You Know? The Kent State University Museum displays a quilt by former slave Elizabeth Keckley, believed to be made from Mary Todd Lincoln's dress scraps.
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