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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]