A Beginner’s Guide To Quilting

Quilting, when first approached, would look quite complicated and arduous an affair. Yet, if mastered, not only will it make one in to an artist, but would also become a very stable source of income. However, as with all good things, learning the art of quilting requires, practice, patience and commitment. If mastered, even if one is not interested in the commercial aspect of it, quilting can still bring you immense benefits.

Many fail to identify the benefits of quilting. While some would discard this art as historic, more and more people are getting involved in it. The community of quilters are ever expanding and the more one gets adept with it, the more opportunities are being afforded. Visualising the end product in your mind’s eye would enable you to appreciate the effort that is required. Imagine giving a handmade gift to your relatives or best friend. There lies a certain connection that will be cherished for a life time.

Ask for help
Of course this would be possible if you have close relative who knows about the subject. But even if you don’t, there are ample opportunities available in the web to educate yourself. From videos to live chats, special websites and blogs, the community surrounding the subject of quilting is more expansive than you think. More and more material is being available each day with regards to quilting. From online tutorials to quilting books, you won’t need to spend money in booking classes or anything. There is nothing wrong with having a few setbacks when you are making your quilt. Specially designed for the convenience of beginners, hand quilting designs are available on the market at a reasonable cost. These will not only guide you in your creation, will also be a check and balance on it.

Don’t be afraid to think out of the box
The designs that are involved in quilting doesn’t have to be the boring types. True enough, old designs will always prove to me memorable, but as a beginner, try to explore your inner creativity and match colours and designs in an innovative and eye catching way. And this is not too hard. Because every other aspect of quilting has been made a lot of easier. There are quilting frames for sale, sewing tools especially for quilting etc.

Be patient
Quilting is quite a commitment. But don’t let that discourage you. Don’t let it be a burden. After a busy day of work, even 20 minutes spent on quilting would be like a meditation. Use you free time wisely and complete the quilt bit by bit. Don’t set yourself deadlines because that would take away the enjoyment of creation