A bobbin is a reel-like shape that holds the bottom thread for machine stitching.  Bobbins can be made of metal or plastic.  The thread is wound tightly from the center out.  You can wind bobbins on your sewing machine or on a bobbin winding machine.  Pre-wound bobbins are also available for purchase from… Continue reading Bobbins

Border Print

A border print refers to a type of fabric that is designed for use in borders.  Instead of an all-over print, this fabric has rows that can be cut apart for borders.  Sometimes the rows are all the same and other times they vary as seen in the yellow quilt back and blue quilt back… Continue reading Border Print


    There’s no set rule about adding borders to quilts.  Borders vary in shape and size.  Some quilts have borders on all four sides.  Other quilts might have a border on the top/bottom or just on two of the sides.  At times, a quilter might decide the quilt can stand on its own without… Continue reading Borders