Matchstick quilting is one of many easy and fun machine quilting techniques you can use to stitch together a beautiful quilt.
It’s great for beginners or anyone who wants to get their project finished quickly and can be done on just about any machine from a standard sewing machine to [...]
Ever get a tension headache from your sewing machine?
That’s the kind of headache you get when you continue to have sewing problems caused by improper thread tension.
Tension issues can be really frustrating but with a little understanding about thread tension and how to correct it, you’ll be stitching [...]
The most exciting part about starting a new machine quilting project is coming up with a pattern and deciding on which fabric to use.
Yet there are so many colors and patterns to choose from picking fabric for a project can get intimidating!
Fortunately, having a plan can really help [...]
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 [...]