A great thing about sewing with quilting machines is the freedom you have to create beautiful stitching on top of your pieced-together quilt top. The stitching becomes a decorative part of the whole design - at least it does when you can think of how you want to do it.[...]
Stitching in the ditch is a common technique used by quilters working on all types of quilting machines; it produces favorable results when you want to hide your stitch lines. Still, many sewists get a little nervous when first trying this technique, thinking they won’t be able to keep their [...]
Making quilts with different types of quilting machines can be an exciting and enjoyable way to express your creativity. Yet you may be disappointed if you finish stitching your quilt sandwich together with long arm quilting machines like the Juki TL-2200QVP-S and the quilt looks warped and out of whack. The [...]
With prices for finished handmade quilts crafted on quilting machines reaching into the thousands of dollars, you may wonder just how and why a blanket made from fabric scraps can cost so much and how quilters rationalize such high costs to purchasers.
The answer is actually quite simple, one you [...]
A high quality cutting mat and a sharp rotary cutter are two of the most important tools that anyone who makes quilts with quilting machines needs. Cutting mats are a preferred cutting surface for a number of reasons, one of which is the fact that they “heal themselves,” meaning they [...]
Patchwork quilting has been around for a long time. Chances are that if you come from a family of quilters, your grandmother or great-grandmother probably did hand patchwork long before quilting machines were available.
The beautiful art of patchworking is still popular today, only now you can do it on [...]