Tag Archives: machine quilting

Workshop Wednesday: Free-Motion Quilting Troubleshooting

Tourist: How do you get to Carnegie Hall? New Yorker: Practice, practice, practice. Practicing is hard. No matter what skill you’re working on, practicing is often tedious and frustrating and just plain hard. That is, until you learn how to … Continue reading

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Ding Batt

Do you remember “All in the Family,” the television show from the 1970s? One of the main characters, Archie Bunker, often called his wife a dingbat. The expression remains in my vocabulary and, in fact, became the name of my … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt: Waterfall, Part 2

I know it’s been a while, but I realized that I never shared the finished product of my “I Love This Quilt!” choice for the September/October 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting. Considering that I’m now working on another “I Love … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: 5 Beginning Longarm Tips

Out of the wide variety of techniques and tools quilters use today, I would say that longarm quilting is the most intimidating and seemingly out of reach, and for good reason. First of all, the machines themselves are big, much … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday: Free Motion Machine Quilting

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! A couple of our editors have been busy either machine quilting or getting ready to machine quilt. Check out what Lori and Mary Kate have been working on.

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PIGS: Atlanta – Quilting on a Longarm Quilting Machine

I just finished another bed-size quilt, my first PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) finish for May. I’m trying really hard to get my PIGS down to a more manageable number. At last count I had 30 PIGS and because of … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Quilting with a Serger

Have you ever used a serger to make a quilt? Did you even know it’s possible to use a serger for quilting? If not, you’re certainly not alone. Most quilters don’t think of sergers as being applicable to quilting techniques … Continue reading

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PIGS: String Theory – A Queen-size PIG

I try to complete one of my PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) every month. Here it is nearly the end of April and I have only finished three. This quilt was actually the first PIG I completed in 2017 but … Continue reading

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Adventure #1 with the Q’nique Longarm Quilting Machine

We recently got a new Grace Q’nique 14+ longarm quilting machine and frame here at work. As things happen, the day we were to get lessons from Nathan with Grace, the weather didn’t cooperate. It was a nasty, snowy day. … Continue reading

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