Welcome to the Quilt University Library. Our reference materials contain help with simple computer and quilting terms and procedures, plus a variety of other resources. Suggestions for additions to the library are always welcome.
Buying a Sewing Machine - what to look for so you take home the machine you really want.
Class Supply Glossary - descriptions of supply items along with alternate names from other countries.
Class Supply Sources - links to both international and US online sites which carry many of the supplies needed in our classes, especially those related to the art quilting classes.
Computer Terms Glossary - definitions of terms and mini-tutorials on some required procedures.
Preparing a Quilt for the Longarm Quilter - There is more involved than just finishing a top and dropping it off to be quilted. For best results, you need to know how to prepare your quilt and what to ask the quilter before turning our top over to her.
Quilt Terms Glossary - includes mini-lessons in how to make certain units, trim for perfect size, add borders, and sew a 1/4" seam. Check the special section on adjusting your sewing space if you are Sewing with Limitations. These are student solutions for problems as varied as being too short to dealing with degenerative back disease.
Take Better Pictures - a quick tutorial on taking better photos of your quilts.
If you wish you had more time to quilt, read some suggestions to Make Time for Quilting.
If your first language is not English, you may find one of these translation sites helpful. We have no affiliation and simply pass along this information.
If you need more information about how your sewing machine works, this site has useful animations: http://home.howstuffworks.com/sewing-machine.htm