A well-stitched design made with a Janome embroidery machine shows off the beautiful stitches and colors of your thread while hiding the support system that’s behind the scenes.
Bobbin thread and other support stitching are normally only seen from the back of the design, covered up by the gorgeous decoration [...]
One of the signs of well-done machine quilting is a project that has straight, even stitches throughout.
While today’s reliable machines like Juki quilting machines exhibit very few problems making even stitches, there are times when things can get a little out of whack and stitch quality can be affected.[...]
If machine quilting a block quilt, you probably already know that one of the biggest frustrations is keeping every block perfectly square so they stitch together correctly into the quilt top, as just one little error on one block can affect all the others around it.
These inaccuracies are definitely [...]
Of all the tasks you must complete when getting a quilt project prepared to load onto a quilting machine, none is more time consuming than that first step of cutting out the individual pieces for your quilt top.
The excitement and anticipation you may feel to get stitching on a [...]
So you’ve found the perfect pattern to make on your quilting machine and fallen in love with it, except for one problem - it’s too small for your bed.
You have a king and this pattern is designed for a queen or even a full-size bed, so that won’t work, which [...]
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 is [...]
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 [...]