Stencils Are Great for Both Hand and Machine Quilting!
Whether you quilt by hand, with a walking foot or do free motion quilting, stencils can open up a world of quilting designs. There are hundreds, if not thousands to choose from, and stencils are very reasonably priced. Plus, they can be combined for beautiful effects.
Julie Cefalu from The Crafty Quilter has put together an excellent article about using stencils. She covers all the important aspects, from choosing the right size to fit the space to handling corners.
In her article, Julie walks you through choosing stencils, marking and quilting a small Amish style quilt. You’ll also find a lot of great tips for quilting the designs. She gets her stencils from The Stencil Company. They have a wonderful selection to choose from and also link to other great tutorials (links are in the slideshow at the top of the Home page).
Julie also recommends an article from Fabric Bias for more in-depth info about using stencils for borders and corners. You’ll find it here.
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