Here’s a Quilt Tip!

Ready for a quilt tip? Here are five from readers like you!

Share Your Short-Cuts, Make-Do’s, and Fail-Proof Methods with Love of Quilting

Our readers are the cleverest quilters ever! Time and time again, we’re amazed by what readers send in to use on our PBS television show, “Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting.”

The brand new 3200 series of “Love of Quilting” is starting to air nationwide (check your local listing, or grab a DVD!), which means we’re already hard at work prepping for the next season!

The next series, 3300, is set to tape in September, and we’re looking for great tips to share with viewers. If you have a tip, send it in! If we use it on the show, you’ll get a free, one-year subscription to Love of Quilting magazine. Make sure you send in a prop so we can show readers what clever things you’ve discovered or invented.

Tips with props can be mailed to:

Tips—Fons & Porter
741 Corporate Circle, Suite A
Golden CO 80401

You can submit tips online through our Quilting Tips Submission page.

Use a piece of clear packing tape at the top of your ruler to tape it to the cutting mat to help prevent slipping while cutting.

Need another hand?

Linda Henkel, of Washington Island, Wisconsin, writes, “Sometimes I have trouble reaching all the way over to the end of my ruler while cutting, so when using my longer cutting ruler, I place a piece of clear packing tape at the top taped to the cutting mat to help prevent slipping while cutting.”

Use a brass safety pin to mark which fabrics have been prewashed in your stash.

Call in the brass!

Diane Lubic, of Plainwell, Michigan, writes, “Because I generally have several projects going at once, and wash some fabrics but not others (depending on the fabric), I was having a problem knowing when something had been washed. I started putting these brass pins on fabric that I had washed (brass doesn’t rust) to tell me which fabrics were washed and which were not.”

When sewing binding, put a piece of ¼" tape on the corner of the quilt top so you know where to stop sewing.

Just a Quarter

Mary Jo Haczewski, of Littlestown, Pennsylvania, writes, “As I apply my binding, I put a piece of ¼” tape on the corner of the quilt top to help me know where to stop sewing. It’s easy to see and easy to remove!”

Whenever I have scraps built up in a pile from cutting, I make crazy quilt blocks.

Get Crazy With Scraps!

Patricia Sparks, of Vichy, Missouri, writes, “Whenever I have scraps built up in a pile from cutting, I make crazy quilt blocks. I keep anything I can sew with! Before long, I have enough to make a whole quilt!”

Attach the easy-to-remove hook-and-loop or ‘touch’ fasteners to the corners of a quilt

Removable Quilt Hanger

Pat McDaniel, of Indio, California, writes, “I love to display my quilts and move them around, but don’t like holes in the walls to fill. I found that you can attach the easy-to-remove hook-and-loop or ‘touch’ fasteners to the corners of a quilt, and they hold it well. You can add a protective layer of fabric if you wish.”

Discover more quilt tips on Fons & Porter’s “Love of Quilting” TV show!

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