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 [...]

By | April 16th, 2020|Categories: Machine Quilting|Comments Off on Check Out Some Tips and Tricks For Using A Rotary Cutter!

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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Do You Know How To Get Your Quilt Ready For Longarm Quilting?

The day has finally arrived!

It’s time to get your quilt set up and prepared for the last two steps in the quilting process: stitching the quilt sandwich together and doing the edge binding.

Like all other parts of the quilting process, getting the quilt sandwich ready requires attention to [...]

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If You Dislike Basting Quilts – Here Are Some Helpful Hints!

One of the least favorite parts of machine quilting that many people groan over is basting the layers together in preparation for doing the actual quilting.

Yet it’s an integral step in the process and one that if not done correctly to prevent the fabric layers from shifting could [...]

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How to Troubleshoot Your Free-Motion Quilting Issues!

Free motion machine quilting is one of the more creative ways to use your Janome quilting machine to use stitched thread designs to enhance the look of an already-assembled quilt top.

Though the name suggests it should be simple to do, free motion quilting is similar to any other sewing [...]

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