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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.[...]
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 [...]