Tracking Down The Source of Uneven Quilting Stitches!

One of the signs of well-done machine quilting is a project that has straight, even stitches throughout.

While today’s reliable machines like Juki quilting machines exhibit very few problems making even stitches, there are times when things can get a little out of whack and stitch quality can be affected.

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By | August 3rd, 2020|Categories: Machine Quilting|Comments Off on Tracking Down The Source of Uneven Quilting Stitches!

Want Quilt Block Perfection? These Great Tips Will Help!

If machine quilting a block quilt, you probably already know that one of the biggest frustrations is keeping every block perfectly square so they stitch together correctly into the quilt top, as just one little error on one block can affect all the others around it.

These inaccuracies are definitely [...]

By | July 30th, 2020|Categories: Machine Quilting|Comments Off on Want Quilt Block Perfection? These Great Tips Will Help!

Displaying Your Quilt? Here Are Some Great Helpful Tips!

After spending all that time cutting, assembling, and sewing with your quilting machine, your beautiful quilt project is finally finished!

Now you just need a good way to hang it so everyone can see your handiwork and how well you’ve mastered machine quilting and using a machine like the [...]

By | July 27th, 2020|Categories: Machine Quilting|Comments Off on Displaying Your Quilt? Here Are Some Great Helpful Tips!

Press Quilt Seams Open or To One Side – Find an Answer Here!

As you are working on your quilt top and before it’s time to move on to the actual machine quilting process, there’s an important decision to make before loading the quilt sandwich onto your Grace quilting frame: seams pressed open or pressed to the side?

As insignificant as the decision [...]

By | July 23rd, 2020|Categories: Machine Quilting|Comments Off on Press Quilt Seams Open or To One Side – Find an Answer Here!

Make Quilting Quicker With These Rotary Cutting Tips!

Of all the tasks you must complete when getting a quilt project prepared to load onto a quilting machine, none is more time consuming than that first step of cutting out the individual pieces for your quilt top.

The excitement and anticipation you may feel to get stitching on a [...]

By | July 20th, 2020|Categories: Machine Quilting|Tags: |Comments Off on Make Quilting Quicker With These Rotary Cutting Tips!

How to Alter Quilt Patterns To Match Your Bed Size!

So you’ve found the perfect pattern to make on your quilting machine and fallen in love with it, except for one problem - it’s too small for your bed.

You have a king and this pattern is designed for a queen or even a full-size bed, so that won’t work, which [...]

By | July 16th, 2020|Categories: Machine Quilting|Comments Off on How to Alter Quilt Patterns To Match Your Bed Size!

How to Clean Your Iron From Messy Quilting Spray Starch!

One important sewing room gadget that every machine quilter needs is a good iron for pressing fabric prior to cutting followed by pressing down all those seams.

For those of you who use spray starch on your fabric to make it a little stiffer and easier to cut, that can [...]

By | July 13th, 2020|Categories: Machine Quilting|Comments Off on How to Clean Your Iron From Messy Quilting Spray Starch!

What You Need to Bring to a Quilt Retreat!

If you’re gearing up to head to a quilting retreat or would like to in the future, you might wonder what things to pack for the trip.

Naturally, you’ll need to bring the essentials for working on your project in the company of the other attendees, yet how much is [...]

By | July 9th, 2020|Categories: Machine Quilting, Qnique, Qnique Quilting Machines|Tags: |Comments Off on What You Need to Bring to a Quilt Retreat!

Achieve Sewing Success with Sweater Knits!

Whether you’re a beginner or have been working with sewing machines for years, you probably know that of all the fabrics out there, knits can be some of the more challenging ones to work with.

This is especially so with sweater knits, which make amazing garments but can unravel so [...]

By | July 6th, 2020|Categories: Sewing Machines|Comments Off on Achieve Sewing Success with Sweater Knits!

How to Keep Quilting Fun And Avoid Any Disastrous Errors!

Quilting is a creative hobby that’s very satisfying and a lot of fun; however, it can also be frustrating to no end when things just aren’t going right and your project is not turning out right.

No matter what kind of quilt you’re making or the type of quilting machine [...]

By | June 30th, 2020|Categories: Quilting|Comments Off on How to Keep Quilting Fun And Avoid Any Disastrous Errors!