Prepare Quilt for Submission
How to prepare your quilt for submission:
For submission to the BQG Quilt Show: sleeves, labels, and submission pillow cases: How to Make a Sleeve and Labels (PDF). Our next Quilts from the Heartland show is Oct. 9 - 10, 2020.
BQG Youtube videos
Here are our YouTube videos, featuring Lisa Dodson, former BQG President and Quilt Show Co-Chairs Kathy Kessler and Pat Surra, courtesy of Jean Bansemer, web writer for free-quilting.com: Free Christmas Quilt Patterns, Free Purse Quilt Patterns and Free Table Runner Quilt Patterns
How to bind with a sewing machine
Jenny Doan's instructions on YouTube (Missouri Star Quilt Company).
How to bind without binding strips
Lorena's Quilting instructions on YouTube: Using back fabric to bind your quilt.
Estimate Thread Needs
How much thread do you need to quilt? See the Superior Threads chart.
Patterns and tips from Bonnie K. Hunter
Find free patterns and tips galore on Hunter’s web and blog.
Quilt Sizes Chart
Visit Suzy Quilts for her guide for standard-sized mattresses, suggestions for custom measuring and estimating backing and batting needs. For quilts intended to be used on a bed, consider a few extra inches in length to cover pillows. General guidelines:
Fiddle Quilt: 18” x 20”
*Baby Quilt: 30” x 40”
Wheelchair: 35” x 45”
*Crib: 36” x 52”
Throw/Lap: 50” x 65”
Double/Full: 85” x 108”
Queen: 90” x 108”
King: 110” x 108”
*Not to be used in cribs because of the danger of suffocation. Smaller quilts make great wall hangings.
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