Finishing Quilts – Labels

By Mary Beth Krapil EVERY quilt you make needs a label. A quilt is not finished without a label. You are the artist and an artist must sign their work. Your label preserves your quilts heritage. The future will thank you. Quilt labels are easy to make and there are many ways to do it. [...]

2017-05-31T14:24:57+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|6 Comments

Finishing Quilts

By Mary Beth Krapil Here at Handi Quilter, we are all about finishing quilts. The whole concept of longarm machines is to make it easier and faster to creatively sew the three layers of a quilt together. Hand quilting is beautiful! It's the way I started quilting. Let's be honest, I'd have to live to [...]

2017-05-26T12:01:27+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|3 Comments

If You Give a Quilter A Scrap

A charming story, or could it be true? By Shelly Coddington, Willow Spring, NC If you give a quilter a fabric scrap – she will take it to her stash to see if there is anything she can match it up with; There she will see a bolt out of place and decide to rearrange [...]

2017-05-18T07:50:41+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|13 Comments

Every Quilt Tells a Story

Quilters put so much more than fabric and thread into quilts. So much love, so many memories, so much of our lives are stitched into every quilt. Because of this, every quilt tells a story. It might be short and sweet, or it might reach all the way back in history.  Michele Vangraan is a [...]

2017-05-12T19:29:44+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|6 Comments

Using your Stash

  Do you have a stash? Wait, what? Of course you do! Really. You can admit it, you're among friends here. If you are a quilter, you have a stash. I mean, who can resist? The beautiful colors, they are our palette for creating. And the fibers: cotton, silk, polyester, metallic, Mylar! Wait, what? OH! [...]

2017-05-05T10:27:30+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Math or Art?

There is a whole bunch of math that goes into creating a quilt. Geometry too. Those are scary words to a lot of quilters. Some think MATH is a four-letter word. Others will go screaming from the room at the mention of the word. But it's the truth. Spaces are divided into smaller geometric patterns [...]

2017-04-23T13:16:34+00:00 April 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Spring has sprung. The grass is riz. I wonder where the flowers is? - Author Unknown The time of year has come when we get out into the garden. To rake, weed, dig, plant, mulch. But I know where the flowers is! on quilts!  Please enjoy these flowery quilts found at the MQX Quilt Festival [...]

2017-04-07T14:27:31+00:00 April 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|3 Comments