Hi, my name is Věra and I´m from the Czech Republic I´ve got a husband and three children (two sons and one daughter). I participate the Quilter´s Favorites from Geta Grama. Her blog is here.
I am not so skilled quilter, but maybe, my few easy tips may help someone. I decided also post them in Czech language later :).
Tips for organizing the fabrics
I am not FQ person. Be honest, it is easier to buy fabric than FQ in my coutry. My stash isn´t so wide, but I use this clever tip for folding the fabric. Just fold it and roll it over the ruler. Pull the ruler out, fold it ina half and you´ll get the same size "packet".
And my scraps are in recycled plastic boxes, sorted by colours.
My sewing machine.
I bought my Toyota sewing machine 17 years ago didn´t know anything about the free motion quilting, but it can do that!! What a happy accident! I´ve just found it a year ago :). Last Christmas I bought Toyota Footwork Kit with the walking, qilting atc. foots. It was the best Christmas present ever.
After many years of cutting with scissors I really love my rotary cutter and cutting mat. And I can also recomend this Friction pen - the line disapears after ironing.
Hand quilting tips
Quilt just fabrics made for patchwork and quilting. Yes, they are expensive, but it´s much more easier to put the needle through. As I wrote, I´m from the country without the patchwork tradition and it was something new for me :). I haven´t used cheap fabrics for hand quilting since then.
Do you have free tutorials on your blog? Share the link.
At the moment I have just one patchwork tutorial you can find it here. And the quilt made according the tutorial is my favourite for now.
My favourite quilt designer / blogger is definitely Bonnie Hunter, her free tutorials are here. I love her scraps quilts! Two her books are in my library.