A fabric stabilizer ‘stabilizes your sewing piece’. It can be made from paper (I prefer tissue paper or typing paper) or fabric. After using the stabilizer (stitching through it), some stabilizers will disappear when sprayed with water. Other stabilizers must be torn away. If your project requires a stabilizer, try out some of the different… Continue reading Stabilizer
A quilter’s stash refers to all of her/his fabric. Most quilters live by the motto that you can never have enough fabric in your stash. Your fabric stash can be arranged on shelves by color to make it easier to find the fabric you are looking for. Sometimes a quilter’s stash is also… Continue reading Stash
Stencils are patterns that can be used to mark a quilt top for quilting. There are many types on the market or you can make your own. Most are made from plastic as this lasts longer than cardboard. When choosing a stencil you need to think about the size of your quilt. For… Continue reading Stencils
Stilettos are handy tools for quilters. They can help to hold layers of fabric together when sewing on the machine. If you would like to purchase a stiletto from Amazon, click here.
Stippling is a quilting technique that can give texture to your quilt. It can be machine quilted or hand quilted.
Stitch in the ditch refers to stitching directly in the seam when machine quilting the top. In the photo below red thread was used to help you see the stitching. I only stiched across the horizontal seam. Usually people who stitch in the ditch do not want their stitching to show so they use a… Continue reading Stitch In The Ditch
Depending on your project the quilting stitches used will vary. Generally speaking a quilter will use a regular stitch length for machine piecing. I like to use a longer stitch length when machine quilting straight lines but this is your personal preference. I will use a smaller stitch length when quilting in smaller… Continue reading Stitches
A straight stitch foot can be used for machine piecing.