Quilting and Sewing Articles
This searchable summary of all the quilting and QuiltingHub site articles. The quilting articles are written are 'how to' articles from the beginner to intermediate levels.
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10 Different Quilting Project Ideas
12/18/2017 10:44:03 AM
10 great project ideas for those of you having trouble deciding what to do with your quilting time/talent since all your beds were covered. share with your friends!
10 Essentials To Bring To A Quilt Retreat
3/24/2017 8:43:08 AM
Attending one of your first great retreats? I discuss what to bring to make sure you have an enjoyable and rewarding quilt retreat!
14 Keys to Planning a Great Quilt Show
3/1/2017 6:41:25 AM
Planning a quilt show can seem daunting, but it is well worth it. I share with you 14 keys to planning a great quilt show.
3 Great Tips For Cutting Quilt Fabric
5/13/2017 9:01:40 AM
Do you think you could do better cutting your applique with scissors? Yes, you can. Follow these three great tips to cutting with scissors.
3 Ways to Use Left Over Bindings
2/27/2014 4:50:54 PM
3 fascinating and fun ideas of how to use the left over fabric from your quilt bindings. Some are so fun, you have to share this article with others.
4 Keys To Making Perfect Quilt Blocks
5/12/2017 7:32:30 AM
Managing to have all the seams meet and all blocks finishing the same size can be a struggle. Following 4 basic steps will consistently make this happen.
4 Keys To Success In The Quilting Industry
6/30/2014 8:56:01 AM
Often the keys to success start with your mind, and then the actions come to reach your goals. Read these quick tips on how to succeed.
4 Quilting Tips To Always Do?
7/11/2017 8:27:50 AM
When quilting, we learn there are things we should always do, right? Or should we? Let's explore four of my favorites.
4 Top Methods to Stop Bleeding Fabric
5/13/2017 9:54:03 AM
Bleeding fabric has happened to all of us. A frustrating as it is, there are 4 great methods to stop fabric bleeding. We cover them here.
5 Common Issues With Rotary Cutters
2/16/2018 1:46:35 PM
Quilting Contessa covers the 5 most common issues with rotary cutters and how to resolve them for perfect cuts every time!
5 Keys To Owning The Right Fabric Cutting Mat
4/14/2017 8:23:54 AM
So it is time to buy a fabric cutting mat, but what features are best for you? We dive into 5 great tips on selecting the best cutting mat for your needs.
5 Tips For Staying Comfortable While Quilting
7/31/2015 2:59:02 PM
Quilting can be a pain - in our bodies. Quilt should be fun. Here are some great tips for staying comfortable and healthy while quilting.
6 Keys To Consider Before Starting A Quilt Shop
3/8/2017 6:45:31 AM
Want to start a quilt shop? There is so much more to owning and running a store than loving fabric and sewing. I cover the key points here.
6 Keys To Having The Dream Quilt Shop
9/21/2017 11:07:16 AM
Quilting Contessa shares her thoughts on what customers love to see in quilt shops. These are the top 6 ideas for your local quilt shop.
7 Keys To Starting A Quilt Shop
4/27/2017 7:55:39 AM
You have studied everything, and you decided to open a quilt shop. So, what do you need to do to actually start one? A former shop owner tells all!
7 Tips for Hosting A Successful Quilt Show
4/18/2018 7:51:27 AM
How to put on a successful quilt show for your quilt guild. This is a must-read for all first timers holding the quilt show position in your quilt guild.
8 Fast Ways To Use Inklingo For English Paper Piecing
10/31/2014 9:24:38 PM
English Paper Piecing is an art and a skill. We discuss 8 fast ways to make English paper piecing more accurate, fun, and easy. Read the tips now.
8 Half Square Triangles And Loosen Up
7/16/2017 9:21:52 AM
Another great quilting project of 8 half square triangles to make and help you loosen up those creative juices! Let's dive right in.
8 Keys To Planning a Great Quilt Retreat
3/7/2017 8:27:26 AM
Hosting a quilt retreat has it's rewards for both you and the quilters. Here are the top tips you need to know to make it a retreat to remember for your guests.
9 Tips To Attending A Quilt Retreat
3/20/2017 6:47:56 AM
Attending your first quilt retreat? I discuss the key things to bring and not bring so you get the most and have the most fun out of the retreat!
A Fun Quilt-as-you-go Table Runner
10/13/2017 7:32:49 AM
A step by step guide to making this free table runner using the quilt-as-you-go method. Make this no stress free table runner today!
A Gift Quilt Project - Chameleon Pillows
10/31/2017 7:03:22 AM
Are you a quilter searching for great gifts ideas for the holidays? This is a wonderful chameleon pillows as a fun Christmas gift for all.
A Gift Quilt Project - Christmas Napkins
11/10/2017 11:42:29 AM
Here is a very fun and simple project to sew Christmas Napkins that requires no batting and no quilting! Read on and make them yourself as a gift.
A Gift Quilt Project - Christmas Ornament
10/27/2017 7:09:50 AM
Are you a quilter searching for great gifts ideas for the holidays? Do a fun Christmas ornament project with the young elves in your house.
A Gift Quilt Project - Christmas Sleeve
11/28/2017 4:03:58 PM
Want to sew a Christmas wall hanging sleeve? Read and follow these simple direction to sew your Christmas Tree! share with your friends.
A Gift Quilt Project - Christmas Stockings
11/13/2017 6:58:00 AM
These have to be the easiest Christmas Stocking you can make. Follow my step by step guide to make your very own Christmas Stockings.
A Gift Quilt Project - Christmas Tree
11/20/2017 9:36:06 AM
Want to quilt a cute Christmas Tree for yourself or as a gift? Read and follow these simple direction to sew your Christmas Tree! share with your friends.
A Gift Quilt Project - Christmas Wreath
12/2/2017 7:44:35 AM
This is a step by step guide to set a Christmas wreath using nine log cabin blocks with a red center. Great for as a gift project or for yourself.
A Guide to Choosing a Quilter's Sewing Machine
11/29/2016 7:01:05 AM
Choosing a Quilter's Sewing Machine can be daunting. So many choices and options! Let this guide clear the haze and help you make the right choices for you.
A Hot Gift Quilt Project - Christmas Hot Pad
10/23/2017 8:18:39 AM
Are you a quilter searching for great gifts ideas for the holidays? Look no further. Here is a great Christmas hot pad project that is easy, fun and free.
A Quilt Retreat Owner's Guide to QuiltingHub
8/28/2017 10:44:02 AM
I own a quilt retreat, and I wanted to share my tips on marketing using QuiltingHub and why every owner should use QuiltingHub to market themselves.
A Quilt Shop Owner's Guide To QuiltingHub
8/28/2017 10:23:40 AM
As a quilt shop owner, I want to share that QuiltingHub is the best advertising value in the industry and how to use it to make money for your shop.
A Step By Step Guide To Blanket Stitch Applique
5/14/2017 8:35:24 AM
Blanket stitch is an excellent way to applique wool projects and fusible cotton applique. Follow this step by step guide with photos to do it.
A Step By Step Guide To Stem Stitch Applique
5/24/2017 7:34:43 AM
Stem stitch is a wonderful means to add texture and dimension to fabrics like wool that otherwise may be just a little flat. Here is a step-by-step guide.
Adapting A Quilt Design To Your Desired Bed Size
12/28/2015 10:43:54 AM
Discusses what options you have to adjust the size of your quilt pattern size does not match the dimensions of the bed you are making it for.
Add Where-To-Buy To Your Quilting Brand Website
4/28/2016 2:21:55 PM
One of the biggest headaches for quilting brands is maintaining and displaying a list of quilt shops that sell your brand. We discuss the easiest solution.
Adding Call-For-Entry Or Call-For-Charity Events
3/29/2014 1:26:50 PM
Quilt guilds begin using QuiltingHub.com to publicize call-for-entry and call-for-charity quilts. Leverage 310,000 quilters for your next call. Use it now!
Advertise Your Next Quilt Show
5/12/2012 5:37:32 PM
Find our why QuiltingHub.com is the smartest and best choice to advertise your quilt shows and get started today! Share with all guild publicists.
9/5/2013 5:51:02 PM
Inklingo uses Affiliate Marketing instead of traditional advertising. The program is designed to benefit quilt shops but many shop owners are not familiar with the benefits or how affiliation works. This article introduces a great way for your shop to improve profits.
All Unclaimed Quilt Shops Are Being Deleted
5/26/2016 12:57:13 PM
QuiltingHub announces that after 5 years of maintaining about 800 quilt shops who never claimed their listings, we are deleting them in the next 90 days.
Applique Tutorial: Machine and Raw Applique
2/28/2014 1:12:35 PM
Appliqué can make your quilts come alive. Read this amazing tutorial on how to do machine appliqué and raw appliqué. Share it with all your friends.
Applique Tutorial: Needle-Turn and Freezer Paper
2/28/2014 1:12:09 PM
Appliqué can make your quilts come alive. Read this amazing tutorial on how to do needle-turn appliqué and freezer paper appliqué. Share it with everyone!
Attract More Quilters To Your Guild and Shows
2/27/2015 11:40:55 AM
As a guild publicist, your job is to get more people engaged in the group and events. It can be daunting, but it does not have to be.
Attracting Younger Visitors To Your Museum
2/27/2015 11:01:06 AM
The quilting age demographics is now younger than it was 5 years ago. The way we attract and retain younger people is completely different than we as museum marketers are accustomed.
Back-Basting Applique with Inklingo
11/1/2013 1:41:28 PM
Spend your time stitching, not tracing, making templates or positioning patches! We think you will love this simple method because it gives such perfect results.
Bamboo Felt - A Wool Alternative For Applique
9/6/2017 3:06:47 PM
Do you love wool applique but you are allergic to wool? I suggest you look and Bamboo felt as a wonderful alternative. read more about it here.
Be An Unorthodox Quilter - And Love It!
8/9/2017 6:51:22 PM
You can use a serger to piece blocks. It may be unorthodox, but it is fun and it works! Read all about it here.
Becoming a Sponsor of QuiltingHub
5/20/2015 9:00:12 AM
Sponsors of QuiltingHub get the highest visibility on the website. The three levels are discussed and compared. Spots are limited and applications are being accepted now.
Best Way To Determine Your Quilt Size
12/2/2015 11:26:57 AM
Stop searching, this is the best way to calculate your quilt size based on the size of the bed it is being made for.
Binding a Quilt Using The Classic Rollover
5/12/2012 4:05:19 PM
This is a great article covers how to bind a quilt using the classic rollover. It is easier and more effective than you might think. Read how.
Binding A Quilt Using Traditional Methods
5/12/2012 4:28:29 PM
How to use the traditional method of binding a quilt using an extra piece of fabric and sewing it along the outside edge of the quilt.
Binding Reference Charts
5/12/2012 4:10:53 PM
Bias cut and Straight cut Binding Reference Charts
Booth Event 'Hooked' To a Show Event
3/29/2014 2:23:37 PM
Booth Event 'Hooked' To a Show Event
Break Out Of Your Box
8/25/2017 10:02:03 AM
As a quilter, I encourage you to break out of your box. As you read, you and I will explore some ideas on how you can break out of your quilting box.
Can I Submit Articles To QuiltingHub?
5/13/2012 12:49:00 PM
This article talks about how to become an author of QuiltingHub's 'How-To' section and how it can help you increase visibility for little to no investment.
Chain Store vs Quilt Store Fabric?
10/17/2016 8:40:16 AM
A deep dive into the difference between chain-store and quilt store fabrics. It makes a huge difference on your project long term.
Check Out The Quilter's Trip Planner
3/28/2017 12:38:49 PM
If you have not used this amazing tool to find quilt shops, guilds, shows and more; it is time you tried!
Choosing Thread For Your Quilting Project
4/28/2016 11:51:08 AM
We all know that choosing thread for your quilting project is important, but how do we choose the right thread? We cover the important considerations.
Completed Pages Get More Visibility
11/30/2014 12:05:12 PM
QuiltingHub has a lot of quilters looking for quilt shops, so how as a shop owner to I get some of that traffic into my store? Answer: Complete your page!
Crazy about Hexagons
7/31/2014 9:56:13 PM
Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses (POTC) and Pieced Hexagons or “hexies” are everywhere these days. This article includes some of our best tips for designing and sewing your quilt using Inklingo.
Customer Relations For Your Quilt Store
12/6/2016 6:29:37 AM
Great article that discusses how a quilt store keeps their customers coming back. Repeat customers are the life blood of your business. Let's do it right!
Double Wedding Ring Quilt Designs
9/30/2015 10:48:30 PM
This is a good time to take a fresh look at a traditional heirloom design, especially since new Inklingo techniques make Double Wedding Ring accessible for more quilters. You do NOT have to be an expert quilter with decades of experience to get beautiful results.
English Paper Piecing with Glue Basting
10/9/2016 5:08:19 PM
Ever ask yourself if glue basting English Paper Piecing Pieces really faster? This short article quickly answers that question.
Estimating Yardage By Bed Size
5/13/2012 11:36:24 AM
Estimating yardage for a project.
Even Easier Quilt As You Go!
8/7/2012 1:30:49 PM
No need to be frustrated with quilting, you can quilt as you go! This fun tutorial will guide your using the timeless Nimble Courthouse Steps block.
2/1/2015 10:34:53 PM
One of the many things I love about Inklingo is that it uses fabric efficiently and avoids waste. Two features allow me to see at a glance whether I have enough fabric and how much I need to buy. This is a big advantage for me as a quilter and as a designer. "Combo Layouts" and "Custom Page Sizes" are the secret to success.
Feathered Star Quilt Designs
11/2/2015 11:25:45 PM
Let the feathers fly! There are unprecedented design options for stunning Feathered Star Quilts thanks to innovations for sewing and pressing precise triangles. Since printing with Inklingo is such a fast, accurate way to prepare the shapes, you can afford to spend time perfecting your design and choosing fabric. Includes video.
Fees And Privacy
5/13/2012 12:25:40 PM
Fees and Privacy
Find/Add Shop Hop Events
3/29/2014 2:55:07 PM
Find/Add Shop Hop Events
Free Quilt Project - A Heart Hot Pad
1/15/2018 11:15:58 AM
Want an easy valentine's quilt project for yourself or a friend? I show you a step by step guide to sewing a valentine's heart hot pad. Share with those you love!
Garden Path Quilts Says Invest In QuiltingHub
2/3/2014 6:22:18 AM
Barb Grutter, owner of Garden Path Quilts in Cedar Rapids Michigan, highly recommends you invest in your member listing for your quilt shop today. QuiltingHub Ratings and Reviews
Get more attractions with your events
11/30/2014 12:16:21 PM
This article covers the fact that adding events will get more attention to your listing and your organization.
Get More Customers To Your Quilt Shop?
2/26/2015 2:01:12 PM
The quilting age demographics is now younger than it was 5 years ago. The way we attract and retain these younger customers is completely different than we as shop owners are accustomed.
Getting Your Quilt Ready For The Longarmer
5/24/2017 8:25:02 AM
A guide to preparing a quilt for a longarmer for quilting services. There are things you must and must not do to get the best results from your provider.
Good Quilting Fabric - What to Look For
9/18/2017 7:16:09 AM
Knowing what makes good quality quilting fabric is important to quilting and quilt shop owners alike. Read what to look for in quality quilting fabric.
Growing Quilting Through Social Media
11/1/2013 9:58:50 AM
The quilting industry has gone under profound changes recently. Make sure your quilting group or business is aware of these changes and adapts accordingly.
Growing The Quilting Industry
10/20/2016 12:43:01 PM
Discusses the ways you can grow quilting for you and regionally around you. Gives you a wide range of articles and direction to help accomplish growth.
Growing Your Quilt Shop With Classes For Young People
3/23/2015 6:24:40 PM
A brief discussion of Growing Your Quilt Shop With Classes For Young People.
Growing Your Quilt Shop With Facebook
4/28/2015 12:25:57 PM
A brief discussion of why and how to use Facebook to grow your quilt shop business.
Hot Tips for Great Free Motion Quilting
4/1/2016 1:27:26 PM
Ever wanted to do Free Motion Quilting, but unsure what you need to do. Read this great tips on Free Motion Quilting to get you started!
How And Why To Do Mitered Corners
9/6/2017 2:18:35 PM
Considering mitered corners for your quilt top? Quilting Contessa covers, why, when and how to do mitered corners.
How Do I Know What Colors Go Together?
2/28/2016 3:23:28 PM
We explore the color wheel, primary, secondary, tertiary, analogous, complementary, split-complimentary, and double-complimentary colors in an easy way.
How To Add An Event
6/4/2014 11:57:03 AM
This is the help page for adding events to QuiltingHub covering the most common issues.
How To Applique With Fusible Web
7/9/2016 8:31:20 AM
Applique using fusible web can be fast and easy. This article demonstrates this method with photos and clear directions. Share it with your friends.
How To Attract More Customers To Your Online Quilt Shop?
2/26/2015 3:23:33 PM
The quilting age demographics is now younger than it was 5 years ago. The way we attract and retain younger people is completely different than we as online quilt shop owners are accustomed.
How To Attract More Younger Customers To Your Service?
2/27/2015 10:32:38 AM
The quilting age demographics is now younger than it was 5 years ago. The way we attract and retain younger people is completely different than we as service professionals are accustomed.
How To Be a Brand Ambassador
2/28/2017 6:42:37 AM
As a quilter, have you ever wanted to be a brand ambassador? Wonder what is involved and how to do it? Read the tips from a current brand ambassador.
How To Choose Colors For My Quilt Project?
9/21/2016 10:36:23 AM
An wonderful discussion on how to choose colors for my quilt project. Includes contrast, complimentary, and pop color discussions.
How To Decide What Quilt To Make?
3/24/2015 4:01:04 PM
Have a quilt you need to make for someone, but you are stumped on what to make? Let us consider all the key factors and help to you to decide what quilt to make.
How To Easily Choose Colors For Your Quilt
4/29/2015 9:38:22 AM
Even if you don't understand color theory, this handy technique will help you make a quick decision about colors for your quilt.
How to Fussy Cut with No Waste
5/31/2014 8:26:09 PM
Quilters and non-quilters are fascinated by the Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses blocks, Kaleidoscope Stars, and fussy cut LeMoyne Stars posted online and especially on Facebook. This article describes how simple it is to get spectacular effects without wasting fabric using Inklingo. You don't have to tell anyone how easy it is. It can be our little secret.
How To Handle Not Enough Quilt Fabric
1/27/2016 10:09:08 AM
Have you ever realized you do not have enough fabric for your quilt pattern? Well don't give up. We have some of the brightest ideas to help you.
How To Host An At-Home Quilt Retreat
6/22/2017 6:51:45 AM
We love quilt retreats, but they can be costly and too infrequent. I decided to host my own, and I am sharing you the story and tips for success.
How To Increase Quilt Shop Profits
12/1/2016 2:14:26 PM
Trying to increase and even make a profit as a quilt shop can be hard. This short article gives you some tips you can use right now.
How to Organize Your Thread And Save Time
4/26/2017 7:14:25 AM
Thread is everywhere, I can't find anything, and I buy duplicates by mistake! Fret no more, read these great tips to organizing your sewing thread.
How to Piece Curved Edges
2/23/2018 7:13:57 AM
Quilting Contessa gives us a fabulous guide to follow to piece those pesky curved edges with ease. Share with all your quilting friends.
How To Press Quilt Block Seams
3/21/2017 6:31:27 AM
No matter how many times we seem to press those seams, they never seem to be right! This illustrated guide will show you how to press quilt block seams.
How to Print on Fabric—Jam Free
12/4/2013 8:17:32 AM
Quilters are naturally concerned about putting fabric into a printer. They don't want to waste fabric or break the printer. If you prepare the sheets well and learn what your printer likes, jams are rare, printing is fun, and the benefits are awesome. Printing the cutting and stitching lines on fabric with Inklingo can change your quilting life. It sets you free.
How To Quilt On A Tight Budget
12/6/2017 7:22:22 AM
Quilting Contessa discusses what to do when your quilting desire is strong but your wallet is weak.
How to Sew A Rouched Rose
1/8/2018 10:49:31 AM
Looking for the best tutorial on how to make a Rouched Rose. Follow this step by step guide to sewing your Rouched Rose and have fun doing it! Share it!
How to Sew Flying Geese
8/1/2013 2:18:15 PM
This method of sewing Flying Geese saves time and gives perfect results. It is also a good example of the new methods you can use for dozens of other quilt blocks when you print the shapes on fabric with Inklingo.
How To Sew Great Half Square Triangles
8/1/2016 3:31:02 PM
Discusses half square triangles (HSTs) and how to sew them correctly using these great tricks.
How to sew Perfect Hourglass Blocks with Inklingo
2/2/2014 2:31:06 PM
Ever get frustrated sewing hourglass blocks? Read about a fascinating way to sew them perfectly every single time using your printer as a guide. Read about it now!
How to sew stars with perfect intersections
9/5/2013 5:51:31 PM
Sewing stars with perfect intersections can be difficult. Read this detailed article with photos on how to sew 6 and 8 point stars perfectly!
How to Start a Quilting Bee
3/24/2017 9:25:32 AM
So you and your friends are thinking of starting a quilting bee? I discuss the key points to consider on how to start a quilting bee.
How to Test Ink on Fabric
3/1/2015 8:20:13 PM
Is the ink in YOUR Inkjet printer good for printing on fabric with Inklingo? This simple test will give you confidence.
How To Train Your Brain To Be More Creative
7/6/2017 9:16:44 AM
Everyone knows that exercise is great for our bodies, but it’s also important to get in a workout for the brain. We discuss some great tips.
Ideas To Use Your Empty Quilt Shop Classroom
3/24/2017 10:24:05 AM
Have times where your classroom is empty at your quilt shop? Here are a few tips to make use of it and profit at the same time!
Importance Of A Name In Your Logo
4/30/2017 8:04:40 AM
Your logo plays a key role on the internet with social media and sharing. We detail how to take advantage of this and offer a free logo to the first 100.
Importance Of Events And How To Market Them
4/24/2018 10:39:37 AM
Did you know you can grow your organization using events? We explore what events and how to advertise them effectively.
Inklingo 'Layer to Cut' for Machine Piecing
11/30/2014 6:06:48 PM
Layer to Cut is an easy way to prepare accurate shapes for machine piecing—without measuring, without templates. This article describes the amazing advantages of a very simple approach using Inklingo. Print a few, cut a bunch!
Inset Seams - A Quilting Phobia
9/1/2014 8:23:12 PM
Some quilters have a phobia about Inset Seams. This article explains why some quilters love inset seams and why you don't have to fear them anymore.
Internet Wonderland For Quilters
10/21/2013 9:12:56 AM
Growing Your Quilting Community
Internet Wonderland For Quilters - Blogs
10/21/2013 9:18:42 AM
Blogs give you the chance to show who you are, what you are about or what is going on. Blogs can be re-posted Facebook and Pinterest to grow your following, drive traffic to your site or to keep interest.
Internet Wonderland For Quilters - Facebook
10/21/2013 9:18:39 AM
Facebook is a social bulletin board that allows you to post all kinds of messages and media to generate and maintain interest.Users re-share this information which grows your following and keeps their eye on you.
Internet Wonderland For Quilters - Pinterest
10/21/2013 9:19:18 AM
Pinterest is a picture based bulletin board where you post images to generate interest or share what you are doing. Users can click into the site which brings them back to you to generate and hold their interest.
Internet Wonderland For Quilters - QuiltingHub
10/21/2013 9:20:51 AM
QuiltingHub ties all of quilting together in one place. Users can accurately find all events, shops, museums, services and manufacturers in one place. They can even plan trips based on what they can visit or do . The simplified search process makes it so much easier for them to find you.
Internet Wonderland For Quilters - Websites
10/21/2013 9:20:54 AM
Your web site is the place to put static information you always want out there. It's the place to answer the who, what, when, why questions about your business or group. It's also your front door/ window. It welcomes people in.
Internet Wonderland For Quilters - YouTube
10/21/2013 9:22:10 AM
YouTube allows you to bring motion pictures
Interview With Paul Johnson - QuiltingHub CEO
6/30/2016 9:46:41 AM
Quilting Contessa shares the inside scoop with her interview with Paul Johnson -- creator of QuiltingHub. She gets answers to your questions straight from the CEO.
Is Your Sewing Kit Pretty Or Practical? Or Both?
6/30/2014 9:09:06 PM
We all need tools for quilting. This brief article covers some of the quilting tools you might want to have and why.
Jelly Roll Quilt in less than 35 minutes!
9/28/2013 3:31:09 PM
I wondered how fast could I sew a jelly roll quilt. So I challenged myself and you can see how I pieced the top in less than 35 minutes with great looking seams I might add! And you can use these concepts too.
Key Benefits of Quilting
6/30/2015 8:55:42 AM
Your friends ask you why you spend so much time quilting. Often that is hard to answer. Now you can share this article with all your non quilting friends.
Key Tips To Keep Your Customers Coming
8/22/2017 2:05:37 PM
Bonnie Clark shares some key tips for your quilt shop to grow and get stronger.
Listing And Member Page Policy
5/13/2012 12:58:01 PM
Defines the policy for listings and member pages on QuiltingHub
Love What You Do And Success Will Follow
8/24/2014 6:15:47 AM
My name is Paul Johnson. I created QuiltingHub.com. Let me share with you about the importance of loving what you do. Let me share my story.
Make Your QuiltingHub Listing Stand Out
7/18/2016 5:49:26 PM
QuiltingHub member listings can stand above the rest with some planning and execution of some simple steps. We explore them here.
Making Melody - Free Quilt Pattern by Elisa Backporch Design
7/2/2013 4:06:24 PM
Making Melody - Free Quilt Pattern by Elisa Backporch Design - EBD 1103
Making Miniature Quilts
3/6/2018 6:07:19 PM
Ever wanted to make a miniature quilt but wanted to know more first? Read how to make them and get a free pattern to make yours today!
Making My First Quilt, But Where Do I Start?
5/15/2012 9:46:14 AM
When making your first quilt, it can be overwhelming figuring out how to start. I cover the key points to consider and get you started!
Making The Perfect Quilt Sandwich
5/30/2016 9:56:33 AM
How you assemble the quilt sandwich affects the final product. We discuss two rolling methods and 3 basting techniques to help you decide what is best.
Marking Dark Color Fabrics Without Marking
2/28/2014 1:12:01 PM
As quilters we know that marking on dark colored fabrics is difficult at best, so what are out options? Read 3 great methods & share with your friends.
Maximize Your Blog Listing on QuiltingHub
8/5/2013 4:46:31 PM
This is your custom guide on how to get the most out of QuiltingHub for your blog. This article only works if viewed from the listing detail page.
Maximize Your Brand Listing on QuiltingHub
12/6/2012 3:16:10 PM
This is your custom guide on how to get the most out of QuiltingHub for your brand. This article only works if viewed from the listing detail page.
Maximize Your Group Listing on QuiltingHub
12/6/2012 5:13:45 PM
This is your custom guide on how to get the most out of QuiltingHub for your Quilt Guild, Association, or societies. This article only works if viewed from the listing detail page.
Maximize Your Museum Listing on QuiltingHub
9/22/2016 3:42:45 PM
This is your custom guide on how to get the most out of QuiltingHub for your Quilt Museum. This article only works if viewed from the listing detail page.
Maximize Your Online Shop Listing on QuiltingHub
9/22/2016 3:20:29 PM
This is your custom guide on how to get the most out of QuiltingHub for your online quilt shop. This article only works if viewed from the listing detail page.
Maximize Your Quilt Shop Listing on QuiltingHub
12/6/2012 11:12:18 AM
This is your custom guide on how to get the most out of QuiltingHub for your Quilt Shop. This article only works if viewed from the listing detail page.
Maximize Your Service Listing on QuiltingHub
5/11/2013 10:35:27 AM
This is your custom guide on how to get the most out of QuiltingHub for your service. This article only works if viewed from the listing detail page.
More Keys To Making Perfect Quilt Blocks
5/27/2017 6:56:09 PM
Managing to have all the seams meet and all blocks finishing the same size can be a struggle. Part two of how to make this happen.
More Tips for Choosing Colors For Your Quilt
5/30/2015 2:50:02 PM
This time, we look at a few more tips to help you select colors for your quilt.
No More Binding!
2/1/2014 12:57:28 PM
Do you hate to make binding? Do binding corners never come out right? Skip the binding? Yes, you really can make a quilt without binding!
Press For Success In Piecing Your Quilt
8/31/2015 10:29:47 PM
Ideally, pressing will make your quilt look its best and make the quilting easier. This article includes some cool tips on a hot topic.
Pre-wash Or Not Pre-wash Your Quilt Top?
5/27/2017 8:05:45 PM
Before starting your quilt top, you will need to decide if you will wash your fabric or wait until the project is done to wash it. We discuss your options.
Quilt Fabric and Colors from 1940 to 1959
9/15/2016 9:13:15 AM
Explore the fabric prints and colors in the 1940's and 1950's in this insightful article. We travel through those years and what made the quilt fabric amazing.
Quilt Fabric Shopping - Physical vs Online?
10/20/2017 6:42:21 AM
Do you prefer to shop at online quilt shops or brick and mortar quilt shops? We cover the benefits of each. What are your thoughts?
Quilt It Yourself Without Guilt
6/14/2017 7:23:43 AM
You put every ounce of effort into your quilt. So do you send it to be quilted or quilt it yourself? I encourage you to quilt it yourself without the guilt!
Quilt Shop Advertising - Best Results
5/13/2012 11:18:49 AM
When choosing the best way to advertise your quilt shop, you need to show off your best where quilters are looking for you. Look no further.
Quilt Shop Benefits
4/29/2016 8:35:25 AM
Summarizes the benefits of a quilt shop member listing on QuiltingHub.
Quilt Shop Marketing 101 By Ellen Ault
7/20/2017 11:54:03 AM
You are probably on Facebook, or Instagram, maybe even Twitter. But is your quilt shop on social media? It should be!
Quilt Shop Marketing Excellence Award
5/9/2016 10:56:35 AM
This prestigious award goes to quilt shops that display forward-thinking marketing concepts to attract quilters of all ages. Read all about it here. QuiltingHub Ratings and Reviews.
Quilt Shop Marketing Tip - Use A Store Mascot
6/7/2017 8:43:10 AM
Your sports teams have mascots that grow fans. Why not use this concept at your quilt shop. We did, and I explain how to do it effectively!
Quilt Shop Owners Guide to QuiltingHub
5/27/2017 11:29:57 AM
As a quilt shop owner, I have been using QuiltingHub to bring in new customers for several years. I share three great tips so you can too!
Quilt Shop Talk - Accounting
3/17/2015 10:43:03 AM
A brief discussion of accounting in quilt shops.
Quilt Shop Talk - Greeting New Customers
3/20/2015 5:28:58 PM
A brief discussion of greeting new customers in quilt shops.
Quilt Shop Trip Planner™️ - Adding Images
5/30/2016 1:35:38 PM
Discusses why & how QuiltingHub added images to the Quilt Shop Hops so quilters can see the individual quilt shop rows (or other images for other shop hops).
Quilt Shops - How Much Should I Post on Facebook
9/9/2017 1:33:13 PM
Ellen Ault shares her tips as a quilt shop marketer about how, what, and when to post on Facebook to grow your quilt shop on Facebook.
Quilt Show Publicizing To Do List
12/1/2016 5:39:12 PM
Quilt guild and quilt show publicizing can be a daunting task. This short article gets you started with great tips to be successful.
Quilters Trip Planner™ Handouts
11/28/2015 2:04:34 PM
Discusses and provides that handout that can be given to quilters or quilt shops to increase awareness, usage, and the overall growth of quilt shops.
Quilters: Planning A Trip?
8/18/2017 9:28:33 AM
If you haven’t tried the Trip Planner on this QuiltingHub site, you’re missing out! You have to see this.
Quilting History From 1930 To 1939
9/8/2016 10:09:46 AM
Depression area was a unique time in the quilting industry. Explore the key aspects of quilts of this era in this article by the QuIlting Contessa.
Quilting Magazines - How To Organize?
11/10/2017 1:00:12 PM
We all enjoy purchasing beautiful quilting magazines, but what is the best way to store and utilize them to our best advantage? Read the tips now!
Quilting Yo-Yos - Problem Solved
4/1/2015 4:06:46 AM
If you like quilting Yo-Yos, but have not been happy with the results, this great article covers how to solve that problem and love Yo Yos!
QuiltingHub - Yesterday, Today, & Future
9/27/2016 1:58:22 PM
Description of QuiltingHub's status when it started, today, and the future plans for the site and what it means to you as an advertiser.
QuiltingHub Announces QuiltingHub Network
7/27/2015 8:06:08 AM
QuiltingHub is beginning to supply it's listing of shops and events to other websites and former competitors. This is a step toward our mission of becoming the centralized source for all quilting information worldwide. When complete, our listing customers will update once in one place and have the information be published everywhere.
2/16/2015 12:04:20 PM
Discusses the demographics of the users of QuiltingHub
QuiltingHub Is Hiring
5/20/2015 9:05:35 AM
QuiltingHub is a leading online quilting marketing organization and is growing fast. We have a variety of full and part-time positions available. Join our team!
QuiltingHub is Mobile Friendly
2/1/2015 6:46:35 PM
Discusses the mobile friendly features on QuiltingHub.
QuiltingHub Listing Accuracy
11/30/2014 11:44:41 AM
Since 2013 QuiltingHub has been the most trusted and most visited quilting resources site to find quilt shops. We discuss how accuracy played a rule.
QuiltingHub Membership Skyrockets
4/1/2016 12:59:24 PM
Read why and how QuiltingHub traffic and membership is soaring. If you have or visit a quilt shop or service provider, read the amazing scoop!
5/20/2015 9:12:37 AM
What is New on QuiltingHub
QuiltingHub To Help Hurricane Harvey Victims
9/1/2017 6:51:33 AM
Let your quilting business help the victims of Hurricane Harvey and get access to 1 million page views a month of quilting customers looking for you.
QuiltingHub V4.0 Released
5/29/2015 7:59:01 AM
Discusses and shows the new enhancements in QuiltingHub v4.0
Quilts Make Noise?
5/13/2012 11:32:49 AM
A funny short story about a strange noise coming from the quilting room and what it turned out to be.
Reach Your Customers Instantly Using Facebook
6/30/2017 7:32:18 AM
As retail shop or service provider getting repeat customers is challenging. I share a key tip I used as a marketing specialist with you.
Share QuiltingHub with others
12/4/2012 11:47:09 AM
QuiltingHub is unique and you want to share it with others. Here are some ideas.
Sharing QuiltingHub on Twitter, Facebook, Blogs and Newsletters
12/7/2012 3:18:40 PM
Example sharing posts for social media, websites, emails and newsletters.
Simple Basic Beginner Quilt
5/12/2012 5:18:30 PM
This quilt idea is surprisingly easy! Great pattern for beginners.
Small Quilting Project Ideas To Enjoy
4/21/2018 7:48:33 AM
Quilting is fun and big quilts can consume too much time to enjoy. Here are some small quilting project ideas to spark and enjoy today! Love and share.
Speaker Event 'Hooked' To a Guild Event
3/29/2014 1:59:31 PM
Speaker Event 'Hooked' To a Guild Event
Speckled Hen Quilts Says Activate Your Membership Now
10/3/2016 10:26:35 AM
Karen Stephens, owner of Speckled Hen Quilts in Aurora Oregon, highly recommends you activate your member listing for your quilt shop today. QuiltingHub Ratings and Reviews
1/12/2013 5:02:49 PM
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SQUARE: A Service Provider's Best Friend
3/3/2014 7:59:58 AM
Have you gotten your SQUARE reader yet? If not, it is time to order one and get started using this valuable tool. Read how it can help you get more sales.
Starting An Online Quilt Shop
2/28/2014 1:12:06 PM
Setting up an online quilt shop can be complex. This article covers the first key decisions you have to make to be successful.
Store Owners - What's Your Niche?
2/1/2015 7:31:34 PM
Don't let your quilt shop be an unorganized collection of fabric and notions. Get a notion to have your own niche and shine as a quilt shop. Read how!
Storm At Sea Quilt Designs from Inklingo
11/30/2015 11:34:21 PM
Storm At Sea is a fabulously versatile design for machine piecers. It is simpler to sew than you might think--despite the odd angles and points. Don't worry. No weird rulers, no templates and no paper piecing are required. This article includes an elegant example and an Electric Quilt project file!
Story Of QuiltingHub
12/5/2012 3:52:59 PM
Who, Why, What and Future of QuiltingHub.
Stunning New Trip Planner™ - October 2015
10/28/2015 9:09:59 AM
Summarizes the amazing improvements to the QuiltingHub quilting events Trip Planner™ made in October 2015.
Super Easy Searching On QuiltingHub
2/28/2017 10:34:40 AM
QuiltingHub has begun offering an exciting new search feature to search for anything in the site. Just ask for what you want.
Ten Advantages of Hand Piecing
7/31/2015 8:38:31 PM
This is the 21st century and many quilters have fancier sewing machines than ever before, and less time, so why is hand piecing so popular? Read Why
Terms and Conditions of Pages
5/13/2012 12:37:32 PM
The payment terms and conditions that apply to quilting entities pages with us.
The 5 Things That Will Make You A Better Quilter
5/27/2014 12:21:03 PM
It's all about satisfaction and fun. So says Ami Simms, a quilter for almost 40 years. Read her take on becoming a better quilter and learn why better is 'funner.'
The Best Treat is a Quilt Retreat!
8/4/2017 2:52:43 PM
A quilt retreat is the ultimate getaway for a quilter. It's a chance to leave normal life behind and gather with others. Let's dive right in!
Thread Basting A Quilt
6/16/2016 5:57:22 PM
Thread basting is the first method of sandwiching a quilt many quilters learn to use. We explore some methods of thread basting your quilt sandwich.
Tips On Growing Your Quilt Shop in Any Economy
4/29/2014 11:10:12 AM
As a former social media marketer for quilt shops, Donna shares tips quilt shops can use to grow the shop in any economy.
To Use, or Not To Use Batting?
8/16/2016 1:37:49 PM
The decision to add batting to your quilt has several factors. We explore when to use it or not, and what types to use with your quilt.
Top 10 Essential Tools For The Beginning Quilter
8/7/2012 1:25:15 PM
As a new or beginning quilter, what tools should you consider going out a buying? We cover the top 10 tools you should own right now.
Top 5 Ideas to Market Your Quilt Shop
4/1/2016 11:25:06 AM
These are the top 5 things you can do right now to grow and market your quilt shop. We discuss ways to get customers and how to keep them coming back.
Top 5 Questions You Wanted to Ask Ami Simms
5/31/2014 7:56:25 AM
The Top 5 Questions You Wanted to Ask Ami Simms
Top 5 Questions You Wanted to Ask Rhianon Taylor
6/24/2014 8:07:21 AM
Top 5 Questions You Wanted to Ask Rhianon Taylor
Top 5: Get Repeat Customers Into Your Quilt Shop
4/27/2016 4:23:39 PM
A recent survey of quilter has some shocking answers as to why they become repeat customers to your quilt shop. We share some valuable tips to make your shop flourish.
Top Four Tips On Shopping At Quilt Shops
9/19/2017 10:27:46 AM
Do You Ever Get Overwhelmed at a Quilt Show or Large Quilt Shop?
Top Tips For Beginning Quilters
10/31/2016 10:10:55 AM
You are new to quilting, and searching for the basic tools and knowledge you need to do it right? Here are the top tips for beginning quilters. Share it!
Top Tips To Remember Your Quilt History
9/14/2017 3:32:58 PM
Here are some great tips on preserving and remembering your quilting history -- a quilting binder and quilt labels. How do you do it?
Top Ways To Publicize Quilt Shows
4/29/2014 12:24:01 PM
What are some of the best ways to publicize your quilt show? A former guild publicist shares her tops tips for your success. Share this with every guild publicity chairperson.
Try Not To Be A Perfect Quilter - Loosen More!
7/9/2017 7:40:01 AM
Are you stuck beginning a quilt project because you want it to be perfect? Maybe it does not have to be as perfect. Read these tips to get you going.
Turn To QuiltingHub For All Kinds Of Help
8/24/2017 8:02:13 PM
Quilting Contessa shares some of the ways she and many of her quilting friends can and do use QuiltingHub. Get your tips now!
Ugly Quilt Fabric? - What To Do With It!
12/4/2012 8:33:20 PM
Do you have quilt fabric that you now this is ugly? I have put together 4 great ideas to use to get rid of that fabric from your stash! Read it and share!
Understanding Your Quilt Shop Market Visibility
2/1/2014 1:57:06 PM
Here's a quick breakdown of the 4 listing levels available to all quilt shops on QuiltingHub. Let's explore it!
Universal Templates from FP - The best templates ever!
1/5/2015 8:48:49 AM
My first choice is always to print the shapes on fabric with Inklingo and an Inkjet printer. It is faster, easier and more accurate than using any kind of template. However, there are some situations where templates make sense, and these are my favorites!
Use QuiltingHub Advertise Your Guild Or Shops Events
10/31/2016 12:02:54 PM
QuiltingHub received nearly 1 million page views last month of quilters looking for quilt shows, shops hops, sales, and classes. Advertise yours now!
Using Facebook Business Pages Effectively
3/29/2014 3:39:24 PM
We all know Facebook is important at growing your organization, but what should we look at and do when we start a business Facebook page?
Using The Quilter's Trip Planner
7/18/2016 10:35:21 AM
Quilting Contessa shares the best ways to use the Quilter's Trip Planner™ on QuiltingHub. Also, which quilt shops to visit so you can have the most fun!
What Attracts You to a Quilt Pattern?
10/13/2017 12:39:36 PM
You see a quilt pattern and you just have to get it, right? We cover 3 things to consider before you make that purchase. Read them now and share.
What Companies Look For In Brand Ambassadors
6/30/2015 8:43:55 PM
Whether you are looking to be a quilting brand ambassador or a brand looking for an ambassador there are key traits to look for. Read the traits.
What Does Contrast In Quilting Mean?
10/6/2016 7:24:12 AM
Wonderfully illustrated quilting how-to article on contrast. Learn the key things you need to do to use contrast in your quilts.
What Else Can My Quilting Ruler Do?
2/8/2018 7:42:00 AM
Most quilters use a 24-inch ruler to simply cut straight lines. I show you the different angle cuts, bias cuts, etc. the quilting ruler can do.
What Is A Scant?
1/27/2014 5:46:28 AM
Everyone has a different definition of what a "scant" quarter inch seam allowance is. I want to clear the air and demonstrate how you can get a "exact" quarter inch seam each time you sew for accurate blocks.
What Not To Do As A Quilt Shop Owner
11/21/2016 2:46:09 PM
A recent survey of 100 quilt shops to see what they were doing to grow their businesses yielded some shocking results. We discuss the good and bad.
What People Are Saying About QuiltingHub
7/26/2012 8:14:38 AM
What are people in the quilting industry saying about the website.
When Should I Prewash Quilt Fabric?
9/25/2017 12:27:47 PM
Quilting Contessa shares her tips on when to prewash and when not to prewash quilt fabric. Share this article with your quilting friends.
Who Inspired You to Become a Quilter?
4/26/2017 7:53:33 AM
For most of us, there was someone special or something special that turned us into quilters. Read this tribute and relive your own special reasons.
With The Grain? Against The Grain? Bias? Selvage?
8/29/2016 7:47:15 AM
What exactly does the term "with the grain" mean when it pertains to a piece of fabric being used in a quilt? Read all about it in this article.