Tips from Our Readers, Group #2

The image above is "Redbird Pincushion" by Nancy Conn, published in our Winter 2011 issue.This is group 2 of our Reader Tips from our October 24th newsletter survey. These make for enjoyable reading. Tips cover topics ranging from taking your time and enjoying yourself, to various ways of holding pieces in place, to myriad favorite products, and so much more. Enjoy! I grew up with…

Appliqué Tutorials by Lisa Burmann

A popular designer whose projects you've enjoyed in Primitive Quilts and Projects is Lisa Burmann, of Burmann Studios.  She is a long-arm quilter, designer, and lecturer (the fun kind!).Recently she uploaded three great tutorials on appliqué.  We thought you'd be interested in seeing her tips for curves, points, circles, and a clever alternative to the starch method--she's a smartie!Clic…

Which Needles and Threads to Use?

I’ve never taken the time to learn about different needle and thread types, and which work best for different types of stitching. I asked several designers as well as my sisters Jeni and Gretchen for advice. Then, being the analyst I've always been, I created a handy chart that helps me see what’s what.  I hope it helps you, too.Needle and Thread Chart Purpose Needle Thread…

Thread the Needle: 230 Tips

In our March 28 newsletter we asked for tips on threading needles.  We received useful, enlightening, inspiring, and entertaining answers.  We edited out several repeated tips, but left many in because they were so fun to read.  We learned some great tips, and decided to share.Have patience!Needles really do have a front and back. If you're having trouble,turn it around and approa…