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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 Today we will be talking about how to pick a quilting pattern for your quilt. You've probably heard the phrase "quilting makes the quilt". The main thing to consider when picking a pattern is what is your comfort level vs. the risk. Not to sound like a broken record, but don't underestimate the power of practice. One Line at a Time, Encore: 33 New Geometric Machine- Quilting Designs - Charlotte Warr Andersen. The Silly BooDilly: Tutorial: Super-Duper Easy Way to Face a Quilt (Or: How to Sew a Non-Binding Binding)! As promised in my last post, here is a tutorial on how I like to face a quilt.

The Silly BooDilly: Tutorial: Super-Duper Easy Way to Face a Quilt (Or: How to Sew a Non-Binding Binding)!

Facing a quilt is a way to bind your quilt without having the binding show on the front. It allows you to take the quilting all the way to the edge, can add a nice professional and more artful looking finish, (especially to a smaller quilt) and I also find quilts seem to hang better and flatter with this method. Please keep in mind that this is just one way to face a quilt, and that there are many different methods out there. A lot of quilters prefer to use methods that create mitered corners, and you can find loads of tutorials on how to do that with a goggle search. However, I am extremely direction challenged and found them a bit too confusing for me! The method that I use doesn't give you mitered corners, but who cares as they wouldn't show on the front anyway. So, here we go.... Step 1: Begin with a quilt top that you have finished quilting. Step 3: Flip the strips up and over to the side, as shown above.

Paula Reid - Machine Quilter.

Straight Line Quilting

(FMQ) Free Motion Quilting. Hand 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.

Machine Quilting - Topics - Quilting Daily

Stitching lines, swirls, and motifs onto your quilt can add dimension, depth, meaning, and interest. You can use free-motion quilting to accent parts of a quilt or as an overall texture. And you can change the look of the stitches simply by changing the color of the thread. Machine Quilting - Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series – Pile O' Fabric.

This post is part of the Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series.

Machine Quilting - Beginner's Quilting Tutorial Series – Pile O' Fabric

We are going through an in depth series which will teach you everything you need to know to establish a solid quilting foundation. Click here to see all of the posts and learn more about the 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.

Machine Quilting Tips and Tricks

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 For many quilters, machine quilting is a way to quilt those tops that seem to go together faster than they can be hand quilted.

Machine Quilting

For others, machine quilting is a means of self expression. 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.

Machine Quilting: Managing a Large Quilt Sandwich

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. Answer: I do all my quilting on a regular size Bernina sewing machine. I find that I have better control and my body is better balanced if I move the foot control to my left foot. An added bonus is that I can operate the knee lift with my right knee, and never accidentally hit the foot control at the same time (thus making hairballs in the bobbin case). For large quilts I push together several tables, desks, etc. so that the entire weight of the quilt is supported on the table top. Sometimes I spray a little silicone on the table top to make it more slippery. Local Classes – Pile O' Fabric. Learn How to Machine Quilt Big Projects on Your Home Sewing Machine. Class Description.

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

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General questions about the project How do you come up with so many designs? Why did you start the project?