Quilting can be hard to master hobby. It takes time and effort to become good at quilting. A lot of people gives up on quilting in beginning stages. Everybody thinks there is some secret to mastering quilting, but unfortunately, there is not. But these tips can help you along the way.
So here are 7 tips for beginner quilters
1. Learn the terminology
You are excited to get into this new hobby, bought some to learn. But when you finally start reading the book, you don’t understand anything. Why is that? That is because you don’t understand the terminology of quilting. learning the terminology is essential for learning actual quilting. Books, articles and everything else is using common terms and abbreviations so it is important that you learn them.
2. Learn about fabrics
Fabrics are the most important element in quilting. So knowing more about them is an essential skill. Learn more about the quality, colour and feel of fabrics. Understanding more about all of these elements will come in handy while selecting a fabric for your quilt. Selecting fabric can be a really hard task if you don’t know what you are doing. To learn more about the fabrics.
3. Learn to use to the rotary cutter
A rotary cutter is an essential tool in a quilters arsenal. It allows you to reduce the time of cutting using templates. Marking and cutting will be much faster using the rotary tools. Also, the speed and freedom of movement provided by the rotary cutter are unparalleled.
4. Choose quilt patterns with large pieces
As a beginner trying out patterns with small pieces can be really hard. Small piece patterns require more seams and work and also they tend to have more mistakes in them. So when you are starting out using large piece patterns can be helpful. They need a lot less work and the possibility of errors is also less.
5. learn to measure
This is an obvious skill needed for anything related to cloths. But it also the most basic one. So if you can’t measure cloths, you won’t be able to quilt or sew. Measuring cloths can be tricky since they tend to be skewed. Only practice can develop this skill. Also asking experienced people for help is a good idea.
6. Don’t look for perfection
Errors are a part of learning. You are bound to make a lot of errors while learning. So perfection is not at all a possibility in the beginning. So if you are chasing perfection from the beginning, it could be your biggest hurdle. Understand that errors are a possibility and learn not to obsess over them.
7. Take a beginners class
A beginners class can be a lot more helpful than you expect. Having an opportunity to ask your doubts and interact with people with the same level of knowledge can be a real eye. They can help you not to obsess over the perfect quilt you saw online.
Every one of these tips can help you get better at quilting. These may not bring any magic but will surely be helpful along the way.