Top Ten Tuesday {Tips & Tricks}

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One of the most wonderful things about the sewing & quilting community is how supportive we all are of each other. Need advice on what threads to use for the topstitching on a handbag? There’s a post for that. Just getting started with quilting and find yourself overwhelmed with thread types and uses? There’s a post for that. New to reading patterns and feeling lost? There’s a post for that too! We are a remarkable and knowledgable community, always willing to lend a hand, share a tip, and teach a friend. Today, we’ve compiled some of our favorite tips & tricks and hope that you find them as useful as we have!

1. Top Tips for Top (Bag) Topstitching — U Handbag


2. Hiding Threads — France Nadeau


3. Aurifil Spools — Aggy Burczyk for Auribuzz


4. Preventative Sewing Machine Maintenance — Threads


5. Make a Stitch Sampler Book — We All Sew, Bernina


6. Top Tips for Jelly Rolls — Pat Sloan


7. How to Read a Sewing Pattern — The Sewing Loft


8. How to Sew a Round Hem — On the Cutting Floor

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9. 2 Sewing Tips You Need to Know — Made by ChrissieD


10. Aurifil Thread Info & Carry Case — Sew4Home



  1. Thank you for this. I’m pinning it, and will return to it many, many times, I am sure.

  2. Reblogged this on The Beachy Quilter and commented:
    Disclaimer! I am NOT a thread snob! I use up whatever I have. If you have followed along in the moving to Hawaii journey, you recall I have been stash busting for a while…and that includes thread.
    For the most part, it has worked fine. And it feels good to use up stuff.
    I was gifted a spool of Aurifil and I tried it out yesterday on a new project (more on that later – Promise!!) and I must admit that my Viking Sapphire seems very happy with it.
    Here is the Aurifil blog of Tuesday Tips that I think you will enjoy.
    Let me know what thread your machine loves (you know, the machine almost always has the say in this regard, right?!)

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