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Tutorials or References

Reduce Wavy Borders:

To reduce wavy borders for improved quilting outcomes this following link is very helpful – http://www.modabakeshop.com/2013/09/bake-shop-basics-quilt-borders.html#more

Hand Basting a Quilt Sandwich:

To hand baste a quilt sandwich using the Sharon Schamber technique the following link shows you how – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyaLsMafElo

Frixion Pen Evaluation:

While this is an evaluation that was undertaken by Fred and Monica Spicker in a much colder climate to that of Australia and some time ago it is worth the read.  I also note that I did use these pens quite a lot but would offer caution particularly if using anything like silk dupioni –  http://quiltingclimber.blogspot.com.au/2011/07/frixion-pens-evaluated.html

Additionally is a more recent article (17 August 2015) as written by Jenny K Lyon of Quilt Skipper where she provides further information which may help you decide if these pens suit your purpose.  It makes for an interesting read – http://quiltskipper.com/2015/08/13/frixion-pens-all-you-need-to-know/

A Guide To Fabric Marking Tools:

Another article as posted by Andrea Brown July 31, 2014 on the Craftsy blog is worth a read –  http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2014/07/fabric-marking-tools/

Perfect Pressing Boards:

Here is another very good reference.  How to make a perfect pressing board by Sharon Schamber.  The link is through Purple Daisies LLC her daughter Cristy.  I have made one myself and it is terrific and it fits in my sewing trolley for classes and teaching etc and I have a larger one that I use as my design board.  I love them. http://www.sewmuchlikemom.com/2013/07/perfect-pressing-boards-diy-tutorial.html

How to make a Binding:


Understanding Thread Tension:

Ever wondered what thread tension was all about well this article is worth reading. http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4302/understanding-thread-tension/page/all

 Understanding How a Stitch is Formed:

A simple video depiction as to how a stitch is formed.