Quilting Revealed – Oh The Joy and Fear of Rotary Cutters!

Rotary cutters are an important tool you need for making beautiful quilts using quilting machines like the Juki TL-2200QVP.

They are easy to use and make clean, precise cuts, which allow you to stitch your design together beautifully and perfectly.

Yet many sewists are intimidated by them because of how [...]

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Quilting Revealed – Should You Starch Your Fabric?

Starching fabric is a great way to add some stiffness that can make it easier to work with.

This can be a great help for quilting when you need to cut many small fabric pieces and then stitch them together with your Janome quilting machine.

Some quilters disagree with the [...]

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Quilting Revealed – Square That Fabric!

Part of the artistic quality of beautiful quilts made on quilting machines like the Juki TL-2200QVP-S is the way color and pattern are used to create larger elements throughout the whole project.

To achieve the best look regardless of how you use your fabric, it’s important to square it up [...]

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Quilting Revealed – Have A Firm Pressing Board!

Besides cutting fabric and sewing with your quilting machine, the other thing you’ll be doing lots of while quilting is pressing.

Pressing is an important step in the quilting process as it reduces bulk after stitching small seams with Janome quilting machines like the Janome AQ18-8DX.

You can only get [...]

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Quilting Revealed – Prewashing Yes or No?

A common question that many quilters ask when just starting to prepare their projects for stitching with Juki quilting machines is whether or not to prewash their fabric.

Pre-washing is something that you want to do in most cases; however, not in all cases.

So should you pre-wash the fabric [...]

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Quilting Revealed – Get Your Quilting Machine Ready!

Making a quilt on a quilting machine like the amazing Janome AQ18 can take quite some time.

To prepare for all that sewing, it’s important for your Janome quilting machine to be clean and ready for the job.

Get your machine ready to tackle a new project in just a [...]

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Quilting Revealed – What Tools Do I Need Part 2

Quilting is a great hobby and an amazing art form using fabric and thread.

The last article in this Quilting Revealed series discussed the tools you need for quilting other than a quilting machine, of course, and focused on things like rotary cutters and quilting rulers.

In this part, learn [...]

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Quilting Revealed – What Tools Do I Need Part 1?

Quilting is a fun and rewarding hobby. Like every other hobby or activity, getting great results depends on using the right equipment and tools.

Naturally, the first thing you need is a quilting machine such as a standard model or a long arm quilting machine like the Juki TL2200QVP.

Then [...]

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Quilting Revealed – Better Have Good Lighting!

Adequate lighting is one of the very important things you need if you do any kind of detailed handiwork like sewing quilts on high-quality Janome quilting machines.

A lack of proper lighting could cause you to experience eye strain and become fatigued much faster than you would if there was [...]

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Quilting Revealed – The Intrinsic Value Of A Handmade Quilt!

When referring to a creative work or something handmade like a quilt sewn on a Juki quilting machine, there are two kinds of value to these items.

There is the obvious value that can be calculated by the materials and labor required to make the item as well as the [...]

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