Quilting Fabrics...More
Than Meets the Eye

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In this quilting fabrics lesson, you'll learn how to choose the best quilt fabric for your quilts. You won't have to make the same mistakes I did when I first started quilting.

As a self-taught quilter, I didn't know that some fabrics were better than others. Boy, did I have a lot to learn! The truth is... there's more to quilt fabrics than how beautiful they look on the bolt.

For starters, there's the issue of quality. Do you know how to choose the best quilt fabric for your quilt? How about coordinating colors and prints?

Many beginners have a hard time with this. Some become discouraged and give up. I don't want that to happen to you. That's why I wrote these lessons. Knowledge is power. And, if you educate yourself about quilt fabrics, you won't make costly mistakes. And you'll definitely have more fun!


Quilt Fabrics...The Basics

Choosing Fabric Colors and Prints

Using Fat Quarters

Understanding Fabric Grain

Prewashing Your Fabric

Choosing the Quilt Batting

Once you learn the basics of quilting fabrics, you can tackle the quilt shop with confidence. It's a good idea to jot down notes before you go. This comes in handy when the thrill of shopping for fabric for quilting kicks in. You'll see what I mean when it's your turn to shop for cotton quilting fabric!

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