(FMQ) Free Motion Quilting. Hand Quilting. One Line at a Time, Encore: 33 New Geometric Machine- Quilting Designs - Charlotte Warr Andersen. 100 Days – Week of Quilting – Straight-line Quilting Tips and Tricks. Straight-line quilting is just what it sounds like.
Intersections, 2012, Alissa Haight Carlton, detail of quilting Sewing through all three layers of your quilt sandwich in a straight line! It can be quite simple to do, or more involved depending on the complexity of the pattern you decided to quilt. Either way, there are tips and tricks that can help you out quite a bit. Needs: The primary thing you’ll need is a walking foot for your sewing machine. A walking foot has feed dogs on the bottom of it, so when combined with the feed dogs in your machine all three layers of your quilt sandwich are fed smoothly through your machine.
Some machines have different feeding systems, so check your manual if it seems a walking foot is not an option. F.A.Q. Learn more about Leah and find the answers to all your questions about machine setup, tables, tools, supplies, fabric, and more.
General questions about the project How do you come up with so many designs? Why did you start the project? 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. 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.
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. Home Quilting Machines - Affordable short arm quilting machines for the home quilter. By Kris Driessen If you are trying to research home machine quilting systems, the alternative to an expensive long arm machine that allows you to use a home sewing machine and a carriage-rail system, here are several resources to help you.
This information is based on personal research, and reflects my own knowledge and opinions based on that research. If you would like to add a comment to this page, please E-mail me. Machine Options: Your standard home sewing machine with drop feed dog capability and without a slant needle. Home Quilting Systems: There are many systems out there to choose from, and each has its own strengths and weaknesses. One important consideration is whether you can quilt from both sides of the frame/both ends of the machine. The list below is in alphabetical order. 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 For many quilters, machine quilting is a way to quilt those tops that seem to go together faster than they can be hand quilted.
For others, machine quilting is a means of self expression. Machine quilting can range from an almost invisible stitch outlining the quilt blocks to a combination of threads and stitches creating a one of a kind work of art and everything in beween. 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. 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.
Beginner Free Motion Quilting (Machine Quilting) Local Classes – Pile O' Fabric. In this class you will learn the foundational basics to help you begin free motion quilting on your home sewing machine.
We will start off learning how to set up your machine for free motion quilting, then we will be practicing six designs. You will walk away with a fun FMQ swatch ring to use for planning designs in the future. Date: Saturday, August 29th from 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Location: Sew from the Heart, Scottsdale ArizonaPrice: $60Registration: Register by calling Sew from the Heart at (480) 998-8886 or visiting them in their shop. Machine Quilting 101:Picking a Pattern. We are up to week 6 in the Machine Quilting 101 Series!
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. Academy of Quilting - your online learning center for quilting » Academy of Quilting. Home » Academy of Quilting. Quilt Patterns.