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The (mis)adventures of two quilting friends. Charm About You.

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A Quilter’s Cautionary Tale – Longarming Gone Wrong. No one likes a tale of woe, quilters most of all.

A Quilter’s Cautionary Tale – Longarming Gone Wrong

For those who have experienced it, there is nothing like that heart-stopping moment when you find that your quilt has been mistreated by the person who was supposed to love it and bring it to life. Today we learn from the experience of a friend who is currently damned to the hell of skinning two quilts that were very badly done. Now, let me be clear that there is a far margin between a botched quilt job and just not liking the way a quilter who was let to “quilt as desired” has chosen to quilt a quilt, but at a certain point calling out bad work is necessary, and learning from it is helpful to the quilting community as a whole.

In Longarm Quilting there are a whole bunch of choices to be made for each quilt: pattern, quilt piecing, thread color, stitch length, density, and batting come to mind. Each of these choices has a parameter of viable choice depending on the quilt, the quilter, and the price point. Crappy batting anyone?? The Quilter's Cache - Marcia Hohn's free quilt patterns! Thoughts on how to quilt this Around the World quilt? - Ask The Expert - How Should I Quilt This...? - APQS Forums. I wouldn't stipple in either black border.

Thoughts on how to quilt this Around the World quilt? - Ask The Expert - How Should I Quilt This...? - APQS Forums

Those are the frames that enclose the interior. Piano keys with spacing that matches the piecing would be easy and effective for the outer border. If you can get away with only SIDing the inner black border, that would make a nice frame. If you need stitching inside the inner border, a straight line down the middle would continue the graphic lines and keep the focus on the colored piecing.

Traditional quilting for this type of pattern made up of many small squares is CCs. If you have one or two fabrics that you want to accentuate (like all the brown florals or perhaps the palest fabric) don't stitch CCs on those--just SID them. Another options is diagonal lines through the corners of the squares, following the paths that the different colors make.

Taylored Stitches. Quilt Alliance. Quilt Query / FAQ Quilt Query provides expert answers to frequently-asked questions about quilts.

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The page combines our Quilt Query FAQ with questions from our Quilt Query Archive. If you have any quilt related questions that you would like to submit, that have not been covered by the experts below, please contact us. Appraising / Value You may get help from an expert in the field. Major quilt shows, held around the country, sometimes offer appraisal booths, where for a fee, quilt experts look at your quilt and tell you approximate date and will identify the pattern.

Machine Quilting Frames. Sewing Tales of a Longarm Quilter. Hello my lovelies.

Sewing Tales of a Longarm Quilter

I hope you’ve all had a fab Monday. The days seem to be whizzing by. And the New Year is looming. There are some many things I would like to do before 2015 ends!!!! I spent a bit of time in my sewing room on Saturday longarm quilting one last quilt for this year. Patsy Thompson Designs: Free Downloads. Free Downloads The downloads below are completely free for anyone to use in their own quilting creations!

Patsy Thompson Designs: Free Downloads

To download the files to your computer, simply click on the download button link, and your browser will begin the download. ***For some of you using Internet Explorer, there may be a problem with directly downloading the drawings. You can circumvent this by right-clicking on the file, then choosing "save target as. " You can then save the file to a location on your computer. Continuous Line Quilting Designs: Machine Quilting Tips on Craftsy. When you frequently start and stop a free-motion quilting pattern, you’ll often end up with a mess of carried threads across the quilt back.

Continuous Line Quilting Designs: Machine Quilting Tips on Craftsy

A continuous line quilting design, on the other hand, allows quilters to avoid starts and stops. As the name suggests, continuous line quilting patterns flow from one element into the next, such as a flower surrounded by blades of stitched grass. Nature patterns like wildlife and foliage make up many continuous quilting patterns, but other designs may be abstract shapes or even household objects. Color Me Quilty. Machine Quilting 101:Picking a Pattern. We are up to week 6 in the Machine Quilting 101 Series!

Machine Quilting 101:Picking a Pattern

I'm very excited about today's post! If you'd like to check out the previous posts, I've added the links for easy access: Week 1: IntroductionWeek 2: Pre-basting PrepWeek 3: BastingWeek 4: Practice, Practice, PracticeWeek 5: Working your way around the quilt. Stitch Length for Quilting with a Walking Foot. By Melba Marshall (Macon, GA) What type of stitch and stitch length do I use with the walking foot?

Stitch Length for Quilting with a Walking Foot

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Learn How to Machine Quilt Big Projects on Your Home Sewing Machine

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Hand Quilting. Straight Line Quilting. Machine Quilting - Topics - Quilting Daily. Free-Motion Machine Quilting Free-motion quilting is more than just a way to hold the pieces of your quilt together. Stitching lines, swirls, and motifs onto your quilt can add dimension, depth, meaning, and interest. Machine Quilting - Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series – Pile O' Fabric. This post is part of the Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series. Machine Quilting Tips and Tricks. If you have chosen to machine quilt your project, you need to prepare your machine for the chore at hand. Each machine quilting technique requires a different type of presser foot and machine setting, so read through the following information carefully.

If you have pin basted your quilt together, you must remove the safety pins as you approach them. Do not, under any circumstances, attempt to stitch over a safety pin. Not only does stitching over them make them difficult to remove, but it's dangerous! You could easily break your needle, sending a fragment of the needle into your eye. Preparing large-size projects. Machine Quilting. The WWQP How-To's Introduction. Machine Quilting: Managing a Large Quilt Sandwich. Question: For a year I have been learning free hand quilting by machine and I find it very difficult to move my work smoothly and with constant speed. Often my movement is blocked because the heavy quilt won't come over the edge of my working table. Can you give me some advice or suggestions where to find information about feehand machine quilting and what kind of sewing machine is best to do this kind of work.

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