Don’t Let Puckering Destroy Your Machine Embroidery Project!

Puckering is the nemesis of machine embroiderers far and wide.

The opposite of fabric stretching and warping that can happen doing embroidery on a machine like the Janome MB-7, puckering causes the fabric to draw in around the stitches and create a bumpy, crimped effect that is equally unattractive.

As [...]

By | January 17th, 2020|Categories: Machine Embroidery|Tags: |Comments Off on Don’t Let Puckering Destroy Your Machine Embroidery Project!

Drop In vs Front Load Bobbins – What Is The Difference?

The bobbin is a part of every sewing machine, the small spool of bottom thread that gets looped with the top thread held by the needle to make a complete stitch.

Though the thread bobbin is always housed in some location under the needle plate, it’s available as either a [...]

By | January 15th, 2020|Categories: Sewing Machines|Tags: |Comments Off on Drop In vs Front Load Bobbins – What Is The Difference?

Why Would I Want A Straight Stitch Sewing Machine?

Sewing machine technology has advanced to the point where you can now buy models that have hundreds of built-in stitches and perform a multitude of functions to do almost any type of sewing.

Still, it’s interesting to note that even with all that variety and capability, 90% of the sewing [...]

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Are There Many Benefits to a Computerized Sewing Machine?

With so many fabulous options out there, shopping for a sewing machine should be approached partially as a process of elimination: figure out the features that you do and don’t want and need, then go from there.

Right at the start, there is the question as to whether you want [...]

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How Will A Height Adjustable Table Help With My Sewing?

With so many sewing cabinets out there to choose from, finding one that fits your machine, looks good in your home, and has the features you want can be quite a task.

These aren’t the only qualities you need in a cabinet; the most important factor of all is that [...]

By | January 10th, 2020|Categories: Sewing Cabinets and Chairs, Tasmanian Height-Adjustable Table|Tags: |Comments Off on How Will A Height Adjustable Table Help With My Sewing?

All The Info You Need To Serge With Success!

No matter what it is that you sew with your sewing machine, the one quality that all your items must have is a strong seam.

Though you can make a variety of seams with any standard sewing machine, none are better than the seams you can make with sergers and [...]

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Not Much Quilting Time? Spray Baste Your Quilt Sandwich!

As much fun as machine quilting can be, there is no arguing with the fact that it can be really time-consuming, especially in the beginning stages.

One of the less-enjoyable, time-sucking tasks that you’re probably wishing you could skip altogether is basting together the quilt sandwich.

Yet it’s an important [...]

By | January 6th, 2020|Categories: Grace Qnique 15R Midarm Quilting Machine, Machine Quilting, Quilting Machines by Brand|Tags: |Comments Off on Not Much Quilting Time? Spray Baste Your Quilt Sandwich!

Read Here For Help With Left-Handed Sewing Issues!

It’s a right-handed world, which is great for most people yet quite a challenge for left-handed sewists trying to perfect their craft.

It seems everything about using a sewing machine like a quality Juki TL 2010Q or even the versatile Janome Memory Craft Horizon 8200QCP is made for the righty, [...]

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Learn About The Stitch-In-The-Ditch Quilting Technique!

A great thing about machine quilting is that there are many techniques you can use to get different results with your quilting project.

When you want to allow the stitches on the top quilt to create their own design, try free-motion quilting with your sewing machine.

On the other hand, [...]

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Don’t Overlook The Value of Underlay Embroidery Stitches!

There are a few tricks to getting your machine embroidery designs to come out perfectly, one of those being underlay stitching.

Used to form a secure foundation between the fabric and the stabilizer material, underlay stitching can make the difference between your design looking just right or it being puckered [...]

By | December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Machine Embroidery|Comments Off on Don’t Overlook The Value of Underlay Embroidery Stitches!