Don’t Use Poly-Blend Batting? Might Want to Read This First!

There’s a battle going on over batting and which one to use in quilts made with a quilting machine.

If you’re like most quilters, you like the idea and feel of natural fibers like cotton, silk, bamboo, and others - but not the price.

If you’re an avid machine quilter, [...]

By | March 10th, 2020|Categories: Machine Quilting|Comments Off on Don’t Use Poly-Blend Batting? Might Want to Read This First!

Read This Before You Unpack The Embroidery Machine Box!

Using an embroidery machine can be loads of fun; however, it can also be intimidating especially if you are a beginner.

Whether you’ve just bought a machine, have one in your sights, or just recently moved up from a sewing/embroidery combo to something like the SWF MAS 12-Needle machine, you [...]

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Sewing Accessories – The Top 7 You Really Must Own!

Whether you’re just getting into sewing or have been at it for decades, you likely already know that there are countless sewing accessories out there for you to purchase and use.

It can be tempting, all those gadgets and notions and items that may or may not make sewing easier [...]

By | March 6th, 2020|Categories: Sewing Accessories|Comments Off on Sewing Accessories – The Top 7 You Really Must Own!

Taking Embroidery Art to Perfection On Very Textured Fabric!

Embroidering on highly textured fabrics like loopy terry, fleece, faux fur, and other high pile fabrics can be more challenging than stitching on standard smooth fabrics.

It’s not impossible and those fabrics can look great with machine embroidered embellishments; however, the embroidery has to be approached the right way for [...]

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Make Flat Fell Seams Fall Into Place – Fast!

When you want to make a seam look finished on both the right and wrong side of your garment, a flat fell seam is a great option.

Easy to do on any sewing machine, a flat felled seam adds neatness to your project without a lot of fuss.

Just make [...]

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Why You Need to Talk To Your Embroidery Machine Digitizer!

A very challenging part of using any embroidery machine, whether it’s a simpler sewing/embroidery combo or a professional-caliber model like the Janome MB-7 embroidery machine, is getting the artwork right.

Any design can be turned into an embroidery design; however, it has to be digitized first so the embroidery machine [...]

By | March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Embroidery Machines|Comments Off on Why You Need to Talk To Your Embroidery Machine Digitizer!

Why Should I Do My Embroidery By Machine And Not By Hand?

Beautiful thread embroidery has been around for thousands of years, used to embellish garments, decor, and items of all kinds.

Like all other types of sewing, it started with the humble needle and thread; yet today there is machine embroidery that gives you the ability to make incredible thread designs [...]

By | February 28th, 2020|Categories: Machine Embroidery|Comments Off on Why Should I Do My Embroidery By Machine And Not By Hand?

New to Quilting? Here Are Some Great Rookie Tips!

Quilting is a time-honored craft that’s been passed down for generations and still enjoyed today.

Though there are still many people who quilt by hand, most of us use quilting machines of various types, from sit-down sewing and quilting combo models to stand up longarm machines for handling bigger projects.

No [...]

By | February 26th, 2020|Categories: Qnique Quilting Machines|Comments Off on New to Quilting? Here Are Some Great Rookie Tips!

Has Disaster Crippled Your Machine Embroidery Project?

Machine embroidery is a craft that definitely takes some practice to learn in order to get reliable results from your machine every time.

Disasters happen just like they do with any other type of sewing and like those other types, there are fixes you can use to remedy those disasters.

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Quilt Storage – A Better Way To Preserve Your Work!

If you’re an avid quilter who’s been doing it for a while, there’s a possibility that over the years you’ve developed a little problem.

No, not that you spend too much money on quilting material you just can't resist or an excessive amount of time seated at your quilting [...]

By | February 24th, 2020|Categories: Qnique Quilting Machines|Comments Off on Quilt Storage – A Better Way To Preserve Your Work!