Save large scraps from your children's clothing for future quilts.
Also, keep an eye out for interesting pieces of fabric at garage sales and
Cutting Down Blocks
If you make your block too
small, you may not be able to use it. Sometimes it is better to make
your block a little larger and then cut it down.
Make your own starch by using liquid starch
and water and putting it in a spray bottle.
Always save little bits of leftover
fabric. You may not see a use for them now, but later you may need
them for appliqué, paper piecing or making miniature quilts.
Use fleece as both the batting and back of a
child's quilt to save money.
Pre- washing Fabric
Don't risk ruining a quilt by
not pre-washing your fabric before you use it. You can always make it stiff
again by starching it.
You can get rotary blades 1/3 the cost if you
get them from suppliers for cutting carpet. Same thing, just cheaper.
Starting to Sew
You will save thread by using a
Depending your project, you can use
less expensive serger thread in your sewing machine.
Use a putty or beige color thread and
you can use it with almost all projects.