The Joy of Beautiful Seams – Here Are Some Helpful Tips!

Nothing spells quality in sewing projects more than perfect seams. Yet getting perfect seams definitely takes some practice.

While there are quite a few different seams you can use in your projects, they all have one main thing in common - properly set-up sewing machines.

Regardless of what type of [...]

By | October 18th, 2018|Categories: Sewing Machines|Comments Off on The Joy of Beautiful Seams – Here Are Some Helpful Tips!

Stumped On Which Design To Stitch On Your Quilt?

A great thing about sewing with quilting machines is the freedom you have to create beautiful stitching on top of your pieced-together quilt top. The stitching becomes a decorative part of the whole design - at least it does when you can think of how you want to do it.

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By | October 17th, 2018|Categories: Quilting Machines|Comments Off on Stumped On Which Design To Stitch On Your Quilt?

How To Fearlessly Sew With Laminated Fabric!

Of all the different types of fabric you can use to make things with home sewing machines, have you ever used laminated fabric?

Usually made of cotton, laminated fabric is uniquely made with a layer of clear polyurethane lamination on one side, making it suitable for projects where waterproofing is [...]

By | October 15th, 2018|Categories: Sewing Machines|Comments Off on How To Fearlessly Sew With Laminated Fabric!

What Makes PDF Patterns So Much Better Than Paper Ones?

A great thing about making clothing on quality Janome sewing machines is the many patterns available to you. There’s a pattern out there for just about anything you could want to make on sewing machines like the Janome 7318!

Yet not all of them are paper patterns you buy in [...]

By | October 11th, 2018|Categories: Sewing Machines|Comments Off on What Makes PDF Patterns So Much Better Than Paper Ones?

Want To Try Free Motion Quilting? Here Are the Tools You Need!

Free motion quilting, whether done on standard machines or long arm quilting machines like the Juki TL-2200QVP, is a creative technique that you may aspire to learn.

As simple as it may look to just guide your fabric under the needle and do what feels natural, getting the best results [...]

By | October 10th, 2018|Categories: Quilting Machines|Comments Off on Want To Try Free Motion Quilting? Here Are the Tools You Need!

More Sewing With Silk Tips I Never Knew!

Silk can be an amazing fabric choice for making soft, comfortable, and luxurious garments, draperies, pillows, and other home decor with sewing machines like the Juki HZL-DX7. As amazing as it is as a finished product, it can sometimes leave you pulling your hair out in frustration trying to get [...]

By | October 8th, 2018|Categories: Sewing Machines|Comments Off on More Sewing With Silk Tips I Never Knew!

Some Great Tips To Sew With Suede Like The Pros!

Suede is a wonderful fabric to use for making trendy and fun garments, purses, and other items with quality Janome sewing machines. Like many specialty fabrics, there are some tricks to get great results when sewing suede with sewing machines like the easy-to-use Janome 2212. Keep these tips in mind [...]

By | October 4th, 2018|Categories: Sewing Machines|Comments Off on Some Great Tips To Sew With Suede Like The Pros!

Think You Know How To Top Stitch? Here Are 6 Insider Tips!

Topstitching makes a simple, yet attractive embellishment that can be easily done with all types of sewing machines including those without decorative or embroidery stitches. You can give a finished look to any project sewn on Juki sewing machines like the Juki HZL-DX5 as long as you do it the [...]

By | October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Sewing Machines|Comments Off on Think You Know How To Top Stitch? Here Are 6 Insider Tips!

Removing Bulk – The Difference Between Notches and Clips!

Curved seams can be a bit challenging to sew on sewing machines, especially when it comes to getting them to lay flat without bunching. Curved seams bunch up because the curve brings the fabric closer together, causing the seam allowance to overlap itself and create extra bulk.

If you want [...]

By | September 27th, 2018|Categories: Sewing Machines|Comments Off on Removing Bulk – The Difference Between Notches and Clips!

Best Ways For Quilters To Stitch in the Ditch!

Stitching in the ditch is a common technique used by quilters working on all types of quilting machines; it produces favorable results when you want to hide your stitch lines. Still, many sewists get a little nervous when first trying this technique, thinking they won’t be able to keep their [...]

By | September 26th, 2018|Categories: Quilting Machines|Comments Off on Best Ways For Quilters To Stitch in the Ditch!