Learn How to Machine Quilt With 12 wt Thread – Really!

Though fabrics are made in countless colors and patterns perfect for making gorgeous projects with your quilting machine, the art of quilting is not always about the fabric itself.

Sometimes it’s about the stitching, which can create its own beauty especially when using a non-standard thread.

Normally used for heirloom [...]

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Every Sewing Space Needs A Total Rehab Strategy!

Whether you sew on a standard-sized, sit-down sewing or quilting machine or use a big one like the Grace Q'nique 19 Longarm, making the most of your sewing space should be a priority.

It’s easy to end up cramped even in a larger space if it’s not laid out well [...]

By | March 27th, 2020|Categories: Sewing Cabinets and Chairs|Comments Off on Every Sewing Space Needs A Total Rehab Strategy!

Learn Here Why You Can and Should Use Black Batting!

What color batting do you use for all the quilts sewn on your quilting machine?

If you’re like most quilters, the answer is white or cream because what other colors are there?

Would you even want to use a different color for any project?

The truth is that quilt batting [...]

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Do You Know How To Get Your Quilt Ready For Longarm Quilting?

The day has finally arrived!

It’s time to get your quilt set up and prepared for the last two steps in the quilting process: stitching the quilt sandwich together and doing the edge binding.

Like all other parts of the quilting process, getting the quilt sandwich ready requires attention to [...]

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If You Dislike Basting Quilts – Here Are Some Helpful Hints!

One of the least favorite parts of machine quilting that many people groan over is basting the layers together in preparation for doing the actual quilting.

Yet it’s an integral step in the process and one that if not done correctly to prevent the fabric layers from shifting could [...]

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How to Troubleshoot Your Free-Motion Quilting Issues!

Free motion machine quilting is one of the more creative ways to use your Janome quilting machine to use stitched thread designs to enhance the look of an already-assembled quilt top.

Though the name suggests it should be simple to do, free motion quilting is similar to any other sewing [...]

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What Is The Right Way to Stitch Matchstick Quilting?

Matchstick quilting is one of many easy and fun machine quilting techniques you can use to stitch together a beautiful quilt.

It’s great for beginners or anyone who wants to get their project finished quickly and can be done on just about any machine from a standard sewing machine to [...]

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Learn How to Diagnose Wonky Sewing Machine Tension!

Ever get a tension headache from your sewing machine?

That’s the kind of headache you get when you continue to have sewing problems caused by improper thread tension.

Tension issues can be really frustrating but with a little understanding about thread tension and how to correct it, you’ll be stitching [...]

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Don’t Be Afraid of Choosing Quilt Fabric With These Tips!

The most exciting part about starting a new machine quilting project is coming up with a pattern and deciding on which fabric to use.

Yet there are so many colors and patterns to choose from picking fabric for a project can get intimidating!

Fortunately, having a plan can really help [...]

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Love to Quilt? Learn How To Keep Everything In Order!

Quilting is one of those hobbies that can accumulates a huge amount of supplies and accessories over time.

The problem is that when you’re working on a quilting machine which can take up a lot of space like a Grace machine and frame combo, organization is essential.

Check out these [...]

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