Make That New Pillow Pop With Piping!

A throw pillow is a fast, fun, and fabulous project you can make with a sewing machine like the Juki HZL-DX5 in a few hours or less using smaller yardages of fabric, some pillow fill or a pillow form, and a few other notions and supplies.

One such notion [...]

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What is Longarm Quilting Automation?

Longarm quilting machines like the Grace Q'nique 21 or any of the longarms made by Juki give you the ability to create much larger projects than what you’d be capable of doing with a standard sit down quilting machine.

They also allow you to walk away from the machine and [...]

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If Sewing Is Easy – Can Anyone Sew?

Interested in learning to use a sewing machine but think it looks too complicated?

Truthfully, as long as you are patient and go about it the right way, you too can learn how to sew using Necchi sewing machines, Juki machines, or other brands that make learning this fun and [...]

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What Are Lock Stitches And Do I Need Them When I Sew?

Lock stitches are just as they sound, stitches that lock so that seams sewn with a sewing machine don’t come unraveled.

Of course, lock stitching with a Janome or Juki sewing machine can mean different things depending on who you ask.

While some advanced machines like the Juki Exceed HZL [...]

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The 1-2-3’s of Cutting Out Sewing Patterns!

Sewing garments or home decor items from patterns and then stitched on your sewing machine involves a few basic steps before you actually get down to the sewing part.

The first step after reading the pattern directions is laying out the pattern pieces on your fabric and cutting them out.

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Tried and True Tips To Help With Longarm Quilting!

Using a longarm quilting machine for the first time can be daunting if you’ve never used a machine so large and complicated-looking.

It can take some time to get the hang of working with a machine like the Grace Q'nique 21 longarm quilting machine; however, the effort you make in [...]

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Why Is Sewing Important – Why Do We Sew?

Whether done with a sewing machine or by hand, sewing is an activity we humans have been doing for thousands of years.

In fact, the human race has done this so long that we take it for granted because sewn items are everywhere we look.

Looking a little deeper into [...]

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Making A Good Decision About Longarm Quilting!

If you’re an avid quilt maker and outgrowing your sit-down machine, you may be thinking about buying a long arm quilting machine.

Longarm quilting machines are quite an investment, not to mention some of them may occupy a large space in or all of your sewing room!

Grace Q'nique 15R [...]

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Sewing For Dad’s Day? Learn How To Sew What Guys Want!

Sunday, June 16 is Father’s Day and what better way to honor the Dad in your life than with a hand-sewn gift your created on your Juki sewing machine?

While it’s true that a father will love anything you make for him with your sewing machine, surprise your Dad with [...]

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Be Sure To Celebrate National Sewing Machine Day June 13!

The sewing machine has played an essential role in our history since the late 1800's when the first commercial sewing machine was invented and went into production.

Since then, countless designs and types have come along and has lead to more useful and advanced machines like the Janome 2212 and [...]

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