What the heck is going on at Quilter’s Thread?

Well, a lot. We’re continually building our resource libraries. To find the libraries, touch the “Library” button at the bottom right of any of the departments in the Resource category. (See the screenshot to the right.)Library screen shot

App Tutorials- We’ve worked through the issues with third party video-sharing services, and are reliably providing video content in the app. We’re started by posting tutorials about using the app in the “App Tutorial” library. The first, an overview of the app, was posted Tuesday. New posts will continue every Tuesday until we cover all of the app features.

Group Project- The pattern for the first group project is almost complete. The first part of it will be posted tomorrow, with the complete pattern posting next week. You can find the pattern (pictured in the screen shot above) in the “Group Project” library.

Patterns- Next Thursday, we’ll get started on a series of holiday patterns. We’re still deciding if we should include some Thanksgiving themes, or head right into Christmas.  Please respond to the survey in the app. It will show in a white box at the top of your feed in the Patterns Department.

Quilting & Finishing- I love the method posted for binding completely by machine. Finishing the quilt isn’t the big chore it used to be for me. My (adult) son says he misses the raw edges, but I’m happy that I’m no longer using quilts that haven’t been bound. Use the feed to tell us what you’d like to see us cover next.

Show & Tell- Teri Brown shared two quilts last month, and one of them got the most likes, so she got a gift certificate good at any Quilter’s Thread member shop. Share your quilts, you could win, too.

Sizes and Measures-  The library has:

  • Yardage Measures
  • Mattress and Quilt Sizes
  • Measures for Strips and Squares
  • Diagonal of a Square Measures
  • Binding Strips and Yardage (for various width bindings and for Susie’s Magic Binding)
  • Next up is a Backing Calculator

 The Basics- I have to say, I use this library often to reference the directions for making starch. Most commercial starches flare up my asthma, so I make it the old fashioned way. With only two ingredients- water and corn starch- you’d think I’d remember the recipe, but I never do.  After the holidays, we’ll be launching a beginning quilt making series in this department.

Shops, Online Shops, Organizations- Thanks to our member organizations, our app is free to users. Please patronize them. Each is unique and has something different to contribute to your quilt experience.head shot- little

Happy Quilting.

Lisa

 

Lisa Berentsen
Founder and President of Quilter’s Thread

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