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Steps to make a Quilt how

There are no
solid rules when it comes to making quilts. Quilters continuously affect the rules, as they devise new and time saving ways to accomplish a similar task in half the time. Decades ago quilters used to mark their fabric by utilizing templates and then cutting each piece out using scissors. There are many ways on how to create a quilt simply and effectively nowadays.

However
there are still many quilters that do quilting the previous fashioned way, but more and more people are making use of rotary cutting. There are also quilting machines. These new techniques make quilting easy and pleasurable and a quilt can be made literally within a weekend. Once you begin to make quilts you may even find some of your own methods which is time saving. Here are some tips to get you going:

• Once you have chosen
a simple quilting pattern you will need to read all of the instructions to start off with as this is the best way to learn how to create a quilt properly. You will know more about all the various techniques used, in addition to learn the quilting terminology. When you're sitting in a quilting group, you will understand all the terms used by quilter after reading the patterns.

Quilting
is much easier than it looks. Despite the fact that there are numerous techniques which might seem impossible for beginners starting out. However, don't be put off, as rules change all the time. You can obtain hundreds of quilting patterns online as well as from quilting magazines and quilting classes. Once you know how the patterns work, you will then need to learn about the various materials used for quilting.

The fabric used
is probably the most important characteristics, using the wrong fabric you may spoil the entire effect of your quilt. There are many fabrics that can hinder your quilting skills, so be sure you know precisely what type of fabrics to purchase in planning to make your quilt. You should know how to create a quilt properly, as there quite a bit of work and time that goes into a project.

You also
need to learn how to blend your colors properly, since there is a vast array of colors and designs in terms of choosing fabric. By obtaining a color wheel, this will help you choose the correct contrasts. You need to be able to contrast dark and light colors, and the color wheel will help you coordinate the colors.

After you have all the basics of how to make a quilt, you need to also understand the basics of block construction, sashing, quilt layout, binding, sandwiching and borders. Also take a look at all the different option available, as well as all the basic materials you need to get started. Once you've selected a simple pattern, you are now prepared to make your first quilt. Quilt making is really a lot of fun and a very rewarding hobby.