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Triple Churn Dash tabletopper

14 quilt designs: playing with churn dash blocks and Northcott Fabrics

If you've been following along this week, you know that we're making the Triple Churn Dash tabletopper using Northcott's ColorWorks Premium Solid ...
Lay out the last row and sew together as for the middle row

2 tips for pressing seams that save the day and a lot of bulk

It's time to sew together the pieces we cut out yesterday to make the tabletopper. Using the 4 essential cutting ...
Keep the fold in the fabric close to you when cutting from yardage

4 essential tips for cutting fabric for your quilt

Wasn't yesterday's blog post exciting? I was so afraid of bringing fabrics into the computer-based design software. Why would I ...
Screenshot from Northcott website showing button to download digital fabric files

2 tips to working with digital fabric files for your quilting ideas

Did you see those gorgeous Bold, Beautiful Basics by Northcott yesterday? Don't they make you want to sew something? Makes me want ...
A color card of the 32 colors in the Canvas collection

7 Bold Beautiful Basics by Northcott; fabrics to rock your world

Fabric! Who doesn't love fabric? Like any industry, there's a lot of flashy new stuff, but there's a lot to be said ...
The bed of the Designer EPIC is large enough to accommodate my entire piece

Essential finishing tips for the Vintage-look Art Quilt

Welcome back! It's already the end of the week and where did the time go? Today we're going to finish ...
More words stitched in a stitch sequence and the piece rotated while being stitched

Combining stitches to create a quilted art piece

Who would have thought that inspiration could be achieved by a simple exercise? I stitched out a combined stitch sample using ...
Stitchout of combined stitch exercise

Sparking creativity using the Designer EPIC’s Knowledge Center

Now that we've got some of those basic housekeeping tasks out of the way, it's time to have some fun ...
Using a pair of triangles as an ender/leader

3 essential tips for chain piecing

How is your ¼" seam allowance? Did you test your current setting? Today, I'm going to use the Husqvarna Viking ...
The difference in width by using two different feet

How to test to get an accurate ¼” seam allowance

Hello everyone and welcome back to QUILTsocial. I'm going to be spending some time this week with the Husqvarna Viking Designer ...
Stitching right into the corner

3 essential tips that takes stitching in the ditch to a professional level

Time sure flies when you're having fun and I had loads of fun this week. Hopefully, you've picked up some ...
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 ...
Thread choices for an embroidered block

How to choose the right thread for your quilting project

How's the doodling? Isn't that just the best tip ever? Wait until you get going and you'll be totally surprised ...
The power of paper, marker and clipboard for free motion quilting designs

The power of paper, marker and clipboard for free motion quilting designs

Have you assembled the essential tools for successful machine quilting that I posted yesterday? If you did - great! If ...
Exploring free motion quilting tools with Elaine Theriault

9 essential tools for successful quilting on your domestic machine

I'm so excited to be back with the Husqvarna Viking Designer Topaz 50 sewing and embroidery machine. I've been sewing ...
Finished journal cover with Thread Velvet embroidery design

3 projects using machine embroidery stitch outs

It's already the end of the week. I've so much more to show you but that'll have to wait for ...
Almost finished the fourth design element

9 check list items for successful machine embroidery before you press START

Welcome back! We'll be exploring a different style of embroidery today. Actually a different embroidery style and showing you how ...
Using bent handled scissors to trim as close as possible to the tacking stitches

4 tips for trimming and thread organization for Machine Embroidery Applique

Welcome back as we spend another day exploring machine embroidery with the Husqvarna Viking Designer Topaz 50. The Designer Topaz ...
Selected threads for the snowman applique embroidery

4 key tips to successful and stress free Machine Applique Embroidery

Welcome back. It's another great day of machine embroidery with the Husqvarna Viking Designer Topaz 50. Did you see that ...
The embroidery is done!

Machine Embroidery with the Husqvarna Viking Topaz 50

I'm excited to be back with the Husqvarna Viking Designer Topaz 50. This week we're going to take a look ...