What Is The Right Way to Stitch Matchstick Quilting?

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 [...]

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Learn How to Diagnose Wonky Sewing Machine Tension!

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 [...]

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Don’t Be Afraid of Choosing Quilt Fabric With These Tips!

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 [...]

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Love to Quilt? Learn How To Keep Everything In Order!

Quilting is one of those hobbies that can accumulates a huge amount of supplies and accessories over time.

The problem is that when you’re working on a quilting machine which can take up a lot of space like a Grace machine and frame combo, organization is essential.

Check out these [...]

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Don’t Use Poly-Blend Batting? Might Want to Read This First!

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, [...]

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Read This Before You Unpack The Embroidery Machine Box!

Using an embroidery machine can be loads of fun; however, it can also be intimidating especially if you are a beginner.

Whether you’ve just bought a machine, have one in your sights, or just recently moved up from a sewing/embroidery combo to something like the SWF MAS 12-Needle machine, you [...]

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Sewing Accessories – The Top 7 You Really Must Own!

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 [...]

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Taking Embroidery Art to Perfection On Very Textured Fabric!

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 [...]

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Make Flat Fell Seams Fall Into Place – Fast!

When you want to make a seam look finished on both the right and wrong side of your garment, a flat fell seam is a great option.

Easy to do on any sewing machine, a flat felled seam adds neatness to your project without a lot of fuss.

Just make [...]

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Why You Need to Talk To Your Embroidery Machine Digitizer!

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 [...]

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