Unheard-of Ways To Use A Walking Foot!

The right presser foot can ensure the project you make with any sewing or quilting machine turns out exactly how you expect rather than turning into an uneven mess.

One foot that every sewist working with a Janome quilting machine should definitely include in his or her quilting accessories is [...]

By | June 27th, 2019|Categories: Janome Quilting Machines, Quilting Machines|Tags: |Comments Off on Unheard-of Ways To Use A Walking Foot!

Speaking of Piping – What About Filler Cord?

In a previous article "Make That New Pillow Pop With Piping," we talked about piping and how easily it can be used with sewing machines such as a Bernette to make a cute pillow accessory with piping to make it really stand out.

Yet before you can make your own [...]

By | June 26th, 2019|Categories: Bernette Sewing Machines, EverSewn Sparrow Sewing Machines|Tags: |Comments Off on Speaking of Piping – What About Filler Cord?

Make That New Pillow Pop With Piping!

A throw pillow is a fast, fun, and fabulous project you can make with a sewing machine like the Juki HZL-DX5 in a few hours or less using smaller yardages of fabric, some pillow fill or a pillow form, and a few other notions and supplies.

One such notion [...]

By | June 24th, 2019|Categories: Juki Sewing Machines, Sewing Machines|Tags: |Comments Off on Make That New Pillow Pop With Piping!

What is Longarm Quilting Automation?

Longarm quilting machines like the Grace Q'nique 21 or any of the longarms made by Juki give you the ability to create much larger projects than what you’d be capable of doing with a standard sit down quilting machine.

They also allow you to walk away from the machine and [...]

By | June 20th, 2019|Categories: Longarm Quilting Machines|Tags: |Comments Off on What is Longarm Quilting Automation?

If Sewing Is Easy – Can Anyone Sew?

Interested in learning to use a sewing machine but think it looks too complicated?

Truthfully, as long as you are patient and go about it the right way, you too can learn how to sew using Necchi sewing machines, Juki machines, or other brands that make learning this fun and [...]

By | June 19th, 2019|Categories: Necchi Sewing Machines, Sewing Machines|Tags: |Comments Off on If Sewing Is Easy – Can Anyone Sew?

What Are Lock Stitches And Do I Need Them When I Sew?

Lock stitches are just as they sound, stitches that lock so that seams sewn with a sewing machine don’t come unraveled.

Of course, lock stitching with a Janome or Juki sewing machine can mean different things depending on who you ask.

While some advanced machines like the Juki Exceed HZL [...]

The 1-2-3’s of Cutting Out Sewing Patterns!

Sewing garments or home decor items from patterns and then stitched on your sewing machine involves a few basic steps before you actually get down to the sewing part.

The first step after reading the pattern directions is laying out the pattern pieces on your fabric and cutting them out.

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By | June 14th, 2019|Categories: Scissors, Sewing Machines|Tags: |Comments Off on The 1-2-3’s of Cutting Out Sewing Patterns!

Tried and True Tips To Help With Longarm Quilting!

Using a longarm quilting machine for the first time can be daunting if you’ve never used a machine so large and complicated-looking.

It can take some time to get the hang of working with a machine like the Grace Q'nique 21 longarm quilting machine; however, the effort you make in [...]

By | June 12th, 2019|Categories: Longarm Quilting Machines|Tags: |Comments Off on Tried and True Tips To Help With Longarm Quilting!

Why Is Sewing Important – Why Do We Sew?

Whether done with a sewing machine or by hand, sewing is an activity we humans have been doing for thousands of years.

In fact, the human race has done this so long that we take it for granted because sewn items are everywhere we look.

Looking a little deeper into [...]

By | June 10th, 2019|Categories: Brother Sewing Machines, Sewing Machines|Tags: |Comments Off on Why Is Sewing Important – Why Do We Sew?

Making A Good Decision About Longarm Quilting!

If you’re an avid quilt maker and outgrowing your sit-down machine, you may be thinking about buying a long arm quilting machine.

Longarm quilting machines are quite an investment, not to mention some of them may occupy a large space in or all of your sewing room!

Grace Q'nique 15R [...]