Hello and welcome to the Sew Your Stash 2019 | 9 post. Today I thought I’d talk a little bit about mini quilts. I think some of my most frequently asked questions are about mini quilts 🙂 And it’s no wonder…mini quilts are wonderful ways to use up left overs, get a fast finish, and have fun quilting without all of the pressure of a big project. I do love mini quilts! Since mini quilts are a perfect way to use up scraps, I thought this subject would be perfect for my Sew Your Stash series.
Sew Your Stash 2019 | 9
Tips and Techniques
For the most part, I approach sewing and creating mini quilts much as I do their larger counterparts. However, I’m more likely to use starch when sewing a mini quilt, as I feel like it really helps prevent distortion of the fabrics. Careful cutting is even more of a must when sewing minis, and using a very precise quarter inch seam really helps as well. Here are links to some of my previous posts on this topic.
How to Hang a Mini Quilt
I hang my mini quilts in a couple of different ways. If the mini quilt is really small, I will sometimes use a clear push pin to put it in the wall. Most usually, though, I add pockets made with squares of fabric to the two top corners before I add my binding. This makes it easy to slip a dowel in the back and rest the dowel on nails. I also have a cute mini stand I use for really small mini quilts. And I’ve also got a few small quilt hangers that I use.
- This post on How to Hang a Mini Quilt features a video demonstrating my corner pocket method above.
- You can see my mini quilt stand rack here…and this post also has a free tutorial for a mini quilt project.
- I also use mini quilts as pillow fronts and table toppers. See a few of my ideas for mini quilts and small quilts in my Decorating with Quilts post.
More Mini Quilt Love
- If you love mini quilts, you might want to follow my Mini Quilt Love board on Pinterest here.
- And you can find all of my mini quilt patterns in my shop here.
Thanks so much for stopping by for this week’s Sew Your Stash 2019 | 9 –mini quilt edition! Mini quilts and projects are such a terrific way to use up project leftovers and scraps. Happy quilting!