Quilting Revealed – Prewashing Yes or No?

A common question that many quilters ask when just starting to prepare their projects for stitching with Juki quilting machines is whether or not to prewash their fabric.

Pre-washing is something that you want to do in most cases; however, not in all cases.

So should you pre-wash the fabric [...]

By | December 10th, 2018|Categories: Quilting Machines|Comments Off on Quilting Revealed – Prewashing Yes or No?

Quilting Revealed – Get Your Quilting Machine Ready!

Making a quilt on a quilting machine like the amazing Janome AQ18 can take quite some time.

To prepare for all that sewing, it’s important for your Janome quilting machine to be clean and ready for the job.

Get your machine ready to tackle a new project in just a [...]

By | December 6th, 2018|Categories: Sewing Machines|Comments Off on Quilting Revealed – Get Your Quilting Machine Ready!

Quilting Revealed – What Tools Do I Need Part 2

Quilting is a great hobby and an amazing art form using fabric and thread.

The last article in this Quilting Revealed series discussed the tools you need for quilting other than a quilting machine, of course, and focused on things like rotary cutters and quilting rulers.

In this part, learn [...]

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Quilting Revealed – What Tools Do I Need Part 1?

Quilting is a fun and rewarding hobby. Like every other hobby or activity, getting great results depends on using the right equipment and tools.

Naturally, the first thing you need is a quilting machine such as a standard model or a long arm quilting machine like the Juki TL2200QVP.

Then [...]

By | December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Quilting Machines|Comments Off on Quilting Revealed – What Tools Do I Need Part 1?

Quilting Revealed – Better Have Good Lighting!

Adequate lighting is one of the very important things you need if you do any kind of detailed handiwork like sewing quilts on high-quality Janome quilting machines.

A lack of proper lighting could cause you to experience eye strain and become fatigued much faster than you would if there was [...]

By | November 29th, 2018|Categories: Quilting Machines|Comments Off on Quilting Revealed – Better Have Good Lighting!

Quilting Revealed – The Intrinsic Value Of A Handmade Quilt!

When referring to a creative work or something handmade like a quilt sewn on a Juki quilting machine, there are two kinds of value to these items.

There is the obvious value that can be calculated by the materials and labor required to make the item as well as the [...]

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Quilting Revealed – Why Do We Quilt?

Quilting, whether it is done by hand or using a quilting machine such as the Janome AQ18, is a time-honored tradition and popular creative craft.

Considering how quilting projects take countless hours and cost quite a bit in materials, the question begs to be answered: why do we quilt?

From [...]

By | November 26th, 2018|Categories: Quilting Machines|Comments Off on Quilting Revealed – Why Do We Quilt?

Best Placement For A Sewing Cabinet in Your Sewing Room!

So you’ve decided to invest in a sewing cabinet like the amazing Horn Model 6479 - that is great news!

Now comes the hard part - how to set it up in your sewing room.

Assuming you’ve measured everything and bought a cabinet that fits your space, there are still [...]

By | November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Horn Model 6479|Comments Off on Best Placement For A Sewing Cabinet in Your Sewing Room!

Should I Get A Sewing Cabinet Insert?

A great feature of many sewing cabinets available today is the ability to sew free arm, in the tabletop position, and in the flatbed position.

Cabinets like the Horn Model 3240 and other quality cabinets include a machine lift to raise and lower your machine.

Working in a flatbed position [...]

By | November 21st, 2018|Categories: Horn Model 65|Comments Off on Should I Get A Sewing Cabinet Insert?

What Is The Benefit of a Lift in my Sewing Cabinet?

One truly great feature available on some sewing cabinets such as Horn cabinets like the Model 6360EL, Model 5260AL, and Model 5230AL is a machine lift.

A useful feature to have, not every sewing cabinet offers this option and it can increase the price of a cabinet.

Understand the different [...]

By | November 19th, 2018|Categories: Horn Model 6360EL|Comments Off on What Is The Benefit of a Lift in my Sewing Cabinet?