Staying on top of Quilting trends in 2020

Staying on top of Quilting trends in 2020 from North Carolina Lifestyle Blogger Adventures of Frugal Mom

Most of the world is at a stand-still at this time. With the pandemic going on, many individuals are mandated to stay at home in order to flatten the curve and give time for the health care facilities to not be overwhelmed with so many patients.  While many people have had to stay home from work or work from home, some are seeing this as a time to not only spend with their families but to also get back to hobbies they have had to abandon due to their busyness.  One to go back to or to learn can be quilting. Aside from being able to produce something that you can be proud of and even pass down to your children, it brings many other benefits. 

For one, did you know that your hand-eye coordination can improve when you take quilting as a hobby? You will need to have the skill to make sure that you use the needle and thread correctly. 

Quilting also requires you to think. Hand skills are not the only thing that you need to possess. You will need to put your math skills to the test too. 

You will need to make sure that each square is cut with the right measurements, or else the results will not be good. 

Learning quilting can also be a confidence booster! It may not be easy learning a new skill, and you should expect to make mistakes if you are just a newbie. But soon you will see your skills improving and once you have finished the project, you will be happy seeing the fruits of your labor

If you are just starting with this hobby, here are some important tips you need to remember. 

1.Have all the tools needed – Make sure that you have all the needed tools. The most important and most expensive tool you will buy is the sewing machine. Of course, you can always start with hand quilting at first, but it might be easier to go with the machine. Make sure to do your research and find one that is within your budget and your needs. You also need to familiarize yourself with the types of fabric used for quilting. Though it may be more expensive, you should consider going with high-quality fabric. Other materials you need to buy include the needles and thread. For cutting the quilt into squares you will also need to buy a rotary cutter and a self-healing cutting mat. 

2. Connect with other individuals – The great thing about taking quilting as a hobby is that there are actually many enthusiasts! If you are at a loss over a particular pattern, or you want to get more tips, you can try to see if there is a guild in your area that you can join. But if that is not possible, don’t worry as there are many bloggers who give really helpful tips to beginners and experts alike. There are also online forums and communities you can join. This is especially helpful now that most people will have to stay at home until the pandemic is over. 

3. Keep up with the trends in quilting – Make sure you are aware of what is going on in the quilting world. There are several ways that you can do this. Try to do your research and look for those in the blogging community. There are also some magazines that are especially dedicated to quilting so you can check those out. Also, there are many sites that post not only trending practices in quilting but reviews and tips on how to be a better quilter. Check out this site, as this is a great resource for quilters. You can read tips on what the best sewing machines or fabric scissors are. If there is a particular machine that you are planning to buy, they also publish in-depth reviews of the features of the machine so you can make the right choice before buying. 

If you are safe at home while awaiting the end of this pandemic, you. might already be planning what quilting project you can take. There are so many to choose from, but here’s one important tip!

You need to sew what it is in your heart. Quilting is a way for you to express your emotions, individuality, and creativity. Even if you do not follow the trend, whatever project you come up with must be a reflection of you. 

Take your time with quilting so that you can truly be proud of what you have done.

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