While it is true that the idea of quilting is reserved more for the older generation, you will be surprised at the sight of many youngsters who are fond of quilting – not because of their mother’s prodding, but they do so willingly by themselves.
To be exceptionally good at quilting, you need to know the basics of the craft. Before emerging as an expert, you need to be guided accordingly with a short beginners’ guide to quilting.
Definitely, the techniques of quilting are things you will learn as you go along the way. You can join a quilting class if you like. If it is offered in school or at your village, it is best to join them since group classes in quilting can be more inspiring than learning it like a DIY project. Further, with so many references that you can get from the web, it is impossible not to access videos and tutorials that will detail out what you need to know about quilting.
Start with unique quilt patterns; patterns that you can already visualize what the final product will look like, but interesting enough for you to do on your own step by step. There are a lot of unique quilt patterns that you can buy either from a hobby shop or an online store that specializes particularly on such patterns for quilting.
Aside from having a unique quilt patterns to use, you better have the tools you need so you can do the techniques and the styles that most pros are capable of doing. Have your shears ready, your ruler, your pins, your rotary cutter, threads, seam ripper and a mat. Have a small shelf or container that can keep your fabrics.
Know the different stages of making a quilt too. These stages are generally trimmed down to 4 – preparation, making the quilt top, quilting and the last is binding. For a beginner, you can buy guided quilting kits so you know how to execute the steps with a guide that will show you how. Whether it is stitching, creating patchworks, marking lines, cutting squares, or using appliqués, a guided quilting kit for beginners can help set the direction of your quilting hobby.
There are definitely a lot of perks when you consider quilting as a hobby. For one, you can invest on it and make it a business as you improve your craft. You can sell your products to interested and captivated buyers, Second, quilting is one of few relaxing hobbies you can invest in. You can channel your creative energies and see the final product with gusto. Third, quilting is a hobby that will make you realize just how far your imagination can go. If you are looking for a new activity to immerse yourself in, consider adding quilting to the list.