Perhaps the most versatile needle art is hand sewing and hand quilting. Not only does it offer highly practical applications, it also offers great beauty and decorative applications. Clothing construction and embellishment have long been a primary focus of hand sewing. Home decorating, pillows, soft furniture covers, draperies, and other projects have also been popular applications.
Quilting is also a part of sewing in which fabrics are joined, layered, and quilted (sewn together). Hand sewing and hand quilting involve many special tools for cutting, layout, measuring, and stitching. Special hand sewing needles are used for hundreds of different stitches and their applications. Scissors, snips, and seam rippers are vital tools. Tape measures and rulers make measuring easy. Quilters find that quilt frames or wooden frames are useful for holding fabrics stable during the quilting process.
The focus of this book as well as Sewing Answers. Com is Machine Sewing Arts. From this point on, this book will detail, discuss, and illustrate the world’s greatest hobby in terms of sewing and the machine sewing arts. These include: Clothing Construction, Embellishment, Quilting, Heirloom Sewing, Home Décor, and Crafting.
The common thread linking all of these needle arts is the sewing machine. Each of these areas of sewing arts uses the sewing machine in slightly different ways and apply it on different kinds of projects, but all of them use the sewing machine.