Specialty Presser Feet And Why You Need to Use Them!

Oh, there are so many presser feet to buy for your sewing machine these days, the cost sure can add up.

Top brands like Janome sewing machines may use universal feet that can be used on many machines; however, there are some specialty ones made specifically for different brands.

Do [...]

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Oh the Complexities of Sewing With Stripes!

Striped fabrics are a lot of fun to use to make clothing and other patterns with a sewing machine.

They can also be a real headache when it comes to uniformity and matching the stripes correctly at every seam, two things that are critical to creating a professional-looking garment.

Wondering [...]

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Machine Embroidery – It’s Really Pretty Basic After All!

Machine embroidery, from the simplest monogramming to the most detailed design, looks a lot more complicated than it really is.

This is partly because today’s machines, like Janome embroidery machines, take much of the challenge out with their digitizing and designing software.

In truth, embroidering with a machine like the [...]

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How to Avoid Quilt Gifting Disappointments!

Whether hand sewn or machine quilted, making a quilt is a labor of love that lasts long after the quilt is finished and been gifted it to someone special.

A lot of time, effort, and yes money has been put into that quilt with countless hours spent in front of [...]

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Get Some Great Fabric-Choosing Inspiration Here!

Ask 100 quilters what the hardest thing about the entire machine quilting process is that could range from picking the quilt pattern to doing the last bits of the border and 8 out of 10 will say the same thing - choosing the fabric!

With all those prints and colors [...]

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Step Up Your Straight-Line Quilting With These Great Tips!

Machine quilting is a work of passion for many that spend hours sewing beautiful and sentimental quilts for their family, friends, and themselves.

That said, there’s nothing more disappointing than putting in all that work on your quilting machine only to realize at the end that the whole thing is [...]

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Learn How to Piece Quilt Backing For Really Big Quilts!

When machine quilting an extra-large quilt that’s big enough to use on an extra-large bed, getting the backing done can be a little tricky.

The backing must be pieced together to be later sewn with the quilt top on a quilting machine, since fabric is generally sold in standard widths that [...]

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Learn How To Organize A Small Quilting Space!

Quilting takes up a lot of space, between the sewing cabinet for the quilting machine and the other helpful cabinets and workstations that make the different steps in the process easier.

Unfortunately, not all of us have a whole spare room to dedicate to our quilting hobby and many of [...]

By | September 30th, 2020|Categories: Sewing Cabinets and Chairs|Comments Off on Learn How To Organize A Small Quilting Space!

Coverstitch vs Overlocker Machines – Are They Really Different?

A common question that many sewists have about overlockers and cover stitch machines is what each is used for and whether or not they’re actually the same machine with two different names.

Both are very similar in what they do, but also very different at the same time.

Will one [...]

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How To Find Your Natural Stitching Speed!

Good foot pedal control is a skill that all sewists develop over time while using their sewing machines more and more.

Whether a beginner learning on a basic machine like the Janome My Style 100 or have already graduated to a more advanced Janome machine, foot pedal control and knowing [...]

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