Quilting Revealed – Should I Use Longarm Quilting?

Quilting is a unique sewing craft in that there are actually three ways you can do quilting.

Many people use standard sewing and quilting machines for their projects; however, some also their hand quilting by hand with needle and thread.

Your third option is using a longarm machine like the [...]

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Quilting Revealed – What About Free Motion Quilting?

Ever wonder how some quilts stitched on versatile Janome quilting machines can have such intricate and amazing scrolls and designs sewn into them so perfectly?

Chances are, those beautiful designs have been stitched using a technique called free motion quilting.

This quilting technique on a machine like the Janome AQ18-8DX [...]

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Quilting Revealed – Hand Quilting Basic Info!

Before there were amazing quilting machines like the Juki TL-2200QVP, everyone did quilting by hand.

A time-honored craft and tradition, hand quilting still has a certain appeal to it that attracts many sewists.

A bit of hand stitching can also look nice on projects that are mainly sewn on quality [...]

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Quilting Revealed – Let’s Make A Sandwich!

Long hours behind a quilting machine to stitch together a beautiful quilt top can be tiring after a while.

It’s a good idea to stop every so often to stretch, get a drink, and maybe make yourself a sandwich.

There’s another type of sandwich you’ll come across when sewing beautiful [...]

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Quilting Revealed – Which Is The Right Batting?

There’s nothing like finishing a fluffy, warm quilt that you’ve been sewing on your quilting machine for weeks.

Are you maybe interested in making a lighter, cooler blanket or a hypoallergenic bedspread?

Well, guess what? There is a batting for that!

Quilt batting comes in many types for use in [...]

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Quilting Revealed – Which Is The Right Batting?

There’s nothing like finishing a fluffy, warm quilt that you’ve been sewing on your quilting machine for weeks.

Are you maybe interested in making a lighter, cooler blanket or a hypoallergenic bedspread?

Well, guess what? There is a batting for that!

Quilt batting comes in many types for use in [...]

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Quilting Revealed – Quilt Backing Basics!

While most of the focus on a quilt you sew with your quilting machine will be on the top, you can’t forget the backing that covers all the batting and stitching to complete your quilting project.

Before you start cutting out fabric pieces or stitching anything together, figure out how [...]

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Quilting Revealed – Strip Piecing Made Easy!

The most time-consuming part of quiltmaking is cutting out the many fabric pieces that you will stitch together on your quilting machine to create your design.

Depending on the design, you could end up cutting a thousand or more squares before you ever sit down at a machine like the [...]

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Quilting Revealed – Half Square Triangles Anyone Can Make!

A triangle is a fun shape to use when piecing together a quilt top on a quilting machine like the Juki TL-2200QVP-S.

Making perfect triangles can be a real challenge; however, unless you know the trick to cutting half squares.

Make half square triangles that come out great every time using this [...]

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Quilting Revealed – Fussy Cutting Made Easy!

One of the great things about making quilts on fun and amazing Janome quilting machines is the countless creative ways you can use fabric and thread.

One of those creative ways is with fussy cutting.

Although it does add some extra time and effort to your project, this technique can [...]

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