AAQ Favorite Suppliers / Supplies

For Fusible Applique'
Shades Textiles - SoftFuse Premium
The BEST fusible product I have found for fusible applique'. It does't gum up the needle when quilting and stays quite soft even when multiple layers are used.
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Wide Quilt Backs
Ma's Got a Notion
At Ma’s, we got your back… quilt back, that is!
Ma's has a wide selection of quilt backs AND, When you purchase widebackings from Ma’s, they are squared when you receive them. We tear our backings on the straight of the grain, and they arrive at your door ready to be pinned to the Longarm leaders.

Quilt Shops - In town AND Online

Stitch 'N Time FABRICS
Established in November of 1993, We are family owned and operated. We strive to offer the highest quality of fabrics, notions, sewing machines, and services and are also an authorized PFAFF, SINGER and JANOME dealer for: Sewing machines, Embroidery machines, and Sergers.

Dolls & More
At Dolls & More we make, dress, repair and sell dolls. We also carry yarns, knitting supplies, stamping, cards and scrap booking items, quilting and rug making materials. We make real fur teddy bears. We do custom embroidery, alterations, and mending.

Quilting Patterns

Pink Parakeet Designs
Creating quilt patterns that are easy enough for the novice but fun for the experienced quilter.

Pattern Jam - a FREE online pattern design resource.
Design a custom quilt plan using the block pattern tool. Preview fabric from online vendors in a quilt design. Upload images of your personal fabric stash to preview in the design. View fabric calculations and download a PDF of your final plan.

About Quilting - History / How to

Quilting History, Patterns and Designs, Making a quilt
This site has several links to interesting or useful sites including information on the history of quilting, patterns and designs used in quilting and the process of making a quilt. LOTS of useful information, especially for beginning quilters.

Quilting for beginners: What you need to know
Quilts are quaint works of art with colorful patterns and unique motifs. Other than keeping you cozy and warm during chilly nights, quilts are the perfect gift for any occasion. Here’s a little something to get you started on quilting.

FREE Quilting Resources

Jinny Beyer's Free Resources
-Jinny has collected dozens of tips and lessons -- and videos! -- on sewing and quilting techniques, working with her signature border print fabrics, and more.

-The Quilter’s Block Library includes hundreds of quilt blocks that Jinny has drafted. Download the templates and assembly instructions for your favorites.

-All of Jinny's free patterns are collected here for you. There are more than 50 quilts and smaller projects, with projects suitable for quilters of all experience levels.

Missouri Star Quilt Company - YouTube Channel
Join Jenny Doan for a wide variety of quilting tutorials including playlists: Essential Quilting Skills and Techniques, Quilting Terminology, Cute and Fun Projects, Holiday Projects and many more.

OTHER - Quilting related

Barn Quilt Information
E Interactive map to locate "quilt trails" within the U.S. and Barn Quilt Information from Author Suzi Parron, with Donna Sue Groves of "Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement."

How to make Barn Quilts
A barn quilt is a large, hand-painted wooden block typically displayed on the front or side of a barn. The barn quilt movement has spread to over forty states (as well as Canada!). Learn more about the history and significance of barn quilts, as well as instructions on how to build, paint, and frame one.

Quilting related VIDEOS

How Pins and Needles are Made
INSIDER design - This is how pins and needles are made.
Thanks to our friends at Science Channel for sharing. "How It's Made" airs Thursdays at 9 p.m.

Professional Resources

Who can professionally restore / repair my antique quilt?

Find a list of professional conservators:
The American Institute for Conservation /
727 15th Street NW,
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
(t) 202.452.9545
(f) 202.452.9328

What is the Value of this Quilt?

Find a Certified Quilt Appraiser
Need an appraisal / valuation of your quilt for insurance or just curious what it is worth? American Quilter's Society has a list of certified appraisers. Find the one closest to you.

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