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6 tips to set up the sewing machine for free motion quilting

Welcome back! This week is going to be all about free motion quilting. To some quilters, free motion is similar ...
Raw edge applique stitching

Free motion – Embroidery and Applique

Have you checked out your sewing machine space yet? How about checking out the settings available for free motion quilting? ...
The gentle curve of the extension table

Let’s do some Free-Motion Quilting

Now that your space is properly set up, it's time to get the sewing machine set up. I'll be using ...
Two different weight threads were used for the bobbin and the top

Tips for using the free motion foot

Today, we start a new project. It's a rag quilt and a perfect opportunity to practice free motion quilting. Here ...
Echo quilting with THE Dream Machine 2 by Brother

Why does my machine come with 3 different free motion quilting feet?

Yesterday on QUILTsocial we experimented with the cool dual feed foot that comes with THE Dream Machine 2 from Brother. Today ...
Sample of free motion quilting completed with the creative 3.0 PFAFF sewing machine.

A beginner’s guide to free motion quilting: tension, stitches and speed

The creative 3.0 is a machine full of built-in stitches and possibilities. In yesterday's post I introduced 10 features that ...
My LARGE spool of thread in the upright position.

Free Motion Quilting Options and Spools?

It's my second week guest blogging about the Husqvarna Viking Opal 690Q. There's lots more to explore this week. Today ...
Free motion shapes

Free Motion Quilting Motifs

Now that the PFAFF Creative 4.5 sewing machine is all ready to go with the sensormatic foot in situ and ...
Sensormatic free motion foot on machine

Free Motion Quilting is like Doodling

Did you sit and doodle with pen and paper as a kid? In a way, free motion quilting is like ...
Use a variety of colored threads when free motion quilting.

5 essential tips to free motion quilting a table runner

When planning to free motion quilt the table runner, you have so many opportunities to bring the quilt to life ...
Extension table in place

Quilting With The Quilt Expression 4.2

Today is another rainy day, so a great day to stay in the studio and take a second test drive ...
Meander machine quilting pattern with Fruitti

Free Motion Quilting with Fruitti from WonderFil

Walking foot versus free motion – it’s all about the feed dogs! There are different ways that you can quilt ...
Tools used in free motion quilting include quilting gloves to provide a good grip on the fabric.

Free Motion Quilting aka Free Mo is Preemo!

Free motion quilting is indeed preemo, let's discover why. When we last left our too-small T-shirt, it was on its ...
Pulling the paper off after the block is quilted

2 styles of free motion quilting

Do I dare ask how you made out yesterday with the thread tension stitch outs?? Feel free to send pictures ...
Using a light tablet to provide greater contrast for the lines when tracing

2 tips to make prepping a paper pattern much easier!

Welcome back. Did you have a chance to gather your supplies? I've got more great tips for you as I ...
Example of skipped stitches and thread breakage

5 things you need to know about thread when free motion quilting

Today, it's all about the 5 things you need to know about thread when free motion quilting. I'm going to use ...
QUILTsocial Issue 10 Cover

FREE! QUILTsocial Magazine Issue 10 Now Available!

Here it is, the new issue of QUILTsocial Magazine! I'm extremely excited to release this FREE issue featuring a full ...
Making beautiful quilting designs using the Sulky Rayon Variables 30wt thread in Vari-Reds. The thread added pizazz immediately on the project.

The trick to amazing free motion quilting for beginners

It’s my last post of the week and also of the year featuring the PFAFF creative icon. And I have ...
Even with a queen-sized quilt under the needle, there's plenty of work room in the throat space of the Sapphire 960Q

Set up Your Work Space for FREE MOTION Quilting

I'm so excited to be back!  Last time I was here, we chatted about sewing machine maintenance and then I ...
Pull the bobbin thread to the surface of the work and tuck it towards the back of the presser foot

6 essential tips for perfect free motion quilting

Welcome back! How's the doodling? Doodling really is such a simple technique and yet it has improved my quilting so ...