A Machine Embroidery Masterpiece Begins With Proper Thread!

To get amazing designs from any embroidery machine, it’s essential to use the right thread for the job.

Not just any thread will do, especially when it comes to professional-caliber machines like the Melco Amaya Bravo 16 Needle.

Use this handy guide to help you choose the right thread for [...]

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The Great Binding Debate – Bias or Lengthwise or Cross Grain?

As much as we quilters enjoy coming together through our love of making beautiful things with our quilting machines, we also have our share of debates on techniques.

One such debate is that of binding and which one is best to use for your quilting project.

Of the three different [...]

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Step-by-Step Way To Keep Your Sewing Machine Happy!

No matter what kind of sewing you like to do, you’re not going to be doing much of it unless you have a happy sewing machine.

High-quality machines like the Janome Memory Craft 14000 are easy to use and mostly foolproof; however, they still require a little TLC to keep [...]

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Check Out Some Tips and Tricks For Using A Rotary Cutter!

Rotary cutters are the preferred tool for cutting fabric, especially if you’re cutting quite a bit of it for a machine quilting project.

They are a sharp tool used cut out quilt pieces quickly and cleanly to begin the sewing part of your project right away.

There is a bit [...]

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How Does English, Foundation, and Paper Piecing Differ?

Machine quilting is a real piece of work - literally!

It involves making many pieces of fabric that get sewn together on a regular sewing or quilting machine to create a beautiful quilt top which is then quilted on a bigger machine like the Grace Q'nique 15 Pro Midarm.

Pretty [...]

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What Do You Know About Quilt Rulers?

There are a million types of clear acrylic quilting rulers out there in so many shapes and sizes, it’s mind-boggling.

Do you actually need all of those to make a beautiful quilt top to stitch together on your sewing and/or quilting machine?

Many of those rulers are pretty unique in [...]

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Ingenious Tips To Finish Those Almost-Done Quilts!

We’ve either all been there before and if we haven’t, we surely will be one day.

Staring at a partly finished quilt ready for the quilting machine and losing the motivation and creativity to get it done.

What do you do when that pile of fresh, new fabric starts calling [...]

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Learn How to Machine Quilt With 12 wt Thread – Really!

Though fabrics are made in countless colors and patterns perfect for making gorgeous projects with your quilting machine, the art of quilting is not always about the fabric itself.

Sometimes it’s about the stitching, which can create its own beauty especially when using a non-standard thread.

Normally used for heirloom [...]

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Every Sewing Space Needs A Total Rehab Strategy!

Whether you sew on a standard-sized, sit-down sewing or quilting machine or use a big one like the Grace Q'nique 19 Longarm, making the most of your sewing space should be a priority.

It’s easy to end up cramped even in a larger space if it’s not laid out well [...]

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Learn Here Why You Can and Should Use Black Batting!

What color batting do you use for all the quilts sewn on your quilting machine?

If you’re like most quilters, the answer is white or cream because what other colors are there?

Would you even want to use a different color for any project?

The truth is that quilt batting [...]

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