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Extra lift in the presser foot allows thick items like the binding corner to be inserted under the presser foot with no shoving.

Maximizing on the features of the Opal 690Q to wrap up the sewing marathon

It's the end of the week already. Amazing how quickly times flies when you're having fun. I've had a blast ...
One finished placemat with reversible binding.

How to make and apply reversible binding on your quilts

Hello again! How are you making out with your five bobbin marathon? It takes a lot of sewing to use ...
Try to "open" up the ditch when you're stitching in the ditch.

7 tips to speed up the quilting process

Welcome back! How's the sewing marathon? It's amazing how much work you can get done when you have sewing space ...
Using an ender/leader at the end of the seam to not break the thread

10 tips for sewing a variety of quilt seams

Welcome back! How did yesterday go? Did you get any part of your space tidied up? We've got a marathon ...
Five bobbins are wound and ready to sew.

7 excellent tips for a productive sewing marathon

Welcome to another fun and very productive week. This week we're exploring the Husqvarna Viking Opal 690Q. This is a ...
The finished pot holders

6 essential tips for sewing bias binding on a tight curve

It's the end of the week and time to wrap up our appliqued pot holder project. The pattern is called ...
PIvoting with the needle in the work

6 tips for blanket stitching applique shapes you want to know

Welcome back. Another tip filled day as we get one step closer to finishing the pot holders. The pattern I'm ...
A sharp pair of scissors results in smoother edges and no frayed edges.

4 TIPS for cutting and fusing applique shapes

Welcome back. How did the tracing go? Hopefully, the tips from yesterday made the process a lot easier to do ...
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 ...
Barnyard Buddies pattern by ellie mae designs

Quilting farmyard fun pot holders for the kitchen

Greetings from the farm. This week, I'll be making some adorable farm-themed pot holders. As I work through the process, ...
Stitching in the ditch beside the lines of hand embroidery stitches

Quilting a hand embroidered piece and making doll clothes, is so much fun!

Welcome back. The week is already over. How did that happen? Hopefully, you've enjoyed the week with all the tips ...
The center block has puffed up because the outer borders are quilted and the center is not.

9 key steps to machine quilting a machine embroidered wallhanging

Hopefully, you've been following along this week for the tips on binding and machine quilting. I've been having a lot ...
Start and end your lines of quilting under the flange if you have one.

11 essential tips for machine quilting

Welcome back! I hope you liked the discussion on which way you should cut your binding strips in yesterday's post ...
Three different looks for the binding depending on which direction the binding strips were cut

3 tattle tale experiments on binding a quilt

Welcome back. What did you think of my favorite sewing machine features that I posted yesterday? Those features make sewing/quilting ...
Husqvarna Viking Designer Ruby deLuxe with optional extension table

Designer Ruby deLuxe – NOT your grandmother’s sewing machine

It's so exciting to be back and I've got another great week of super sewing tips and ideas to share ...
Trim the piping in the corners, but ONLY the piping

2 quilt bindings that add pizzazz: getting creative with the Epic 980Q

Today's the last day of this tutorial for applying the binding to a quilt by machine and exploring the very handy ...
Matching thread for the binding (on both sides) using the Three Step Zigzag stitch

Stitching down the binding: thread color, stitches and stitch length

Welcome back! After talking about the 7 essential tips for binding a quilt by machine, today's the day I share ...
Leave a 6" beginning tail of binding.

7 essential tips for sewing the binding on a quilt by machine

Welcome back! In the last couple of days I talked about several options on how to cut fabric to make the ...
Using the Quilter's ¼" piecing foot to join the triangles

9 steps to making continuous bias binding

Welcome back to another day of awesome binding techniques! As I mentioned yesterday, I like to sew my bindings on completely ...
Chain sewing the seams to join the binding strips

THE formula for calculating the necessary yardage for binding your quilt

Welcome back! I've got a super week lined up for you with one of our favorite things to do - ...