One important sewing room gadget that every machine quilter needs is a good iron for pressing fabric prior to cutting followed by pressing down all those seams.
For those of you who use spray starch on your fabric to make it a little stiffer and easier to cut, that can [...]
If you’re gearing up to head to a quilting retreat or would like to in the future, you might wonder what things to pack for the trip.
Naturally, you’ll need to bring the essentials for working on your project in the company of the other attendees, yet how much [...]
Whether you’re a beginner or have been working with sewing machines for years, you probably know that of all the fabrics out there, knits can be some of the more challenging ones to work with.
This is especially so with sweater knits, which make amazing garments but can unravel so [...]
Sashing is an individual border piece sewn around separate quilting blocks before the whole quilt top is assembled and the final border sewn on.
It gives an orderly, framed look to the quilt blocks, adding to the design in its own way and unfortunately looks harder to do than it [...]
Pinning or basting are essential steps for sewing longer lengths of fabric, whether you’re doing machine quilting or any other type of sewing.
The two layers have to be straight and stitched together as the fabric is passing under the needle so the seam turns out correctly.
You don’t want [...]
Sewing is a fabulous hobby to introduce to your kids when it’s done the right way.
Children can learn to love creating things with sewing machines and many even go on to become very skilled at it.
What can you do to encourage interest in this fun and creative hobby [...]
If you’re intimidated by the idea of machine quilting a huge project at once for fear of messing it up during the stitching process, you’re not alone.
Giant quilt sandwiches can be unwieldy, especially when wrestling your project to get it all stitched together on a cabinet-mounted machine like the [...]