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Finished table runner project

3 essential tips for binding a quilt, turning your corners successfully

It's already the end of the week. Why does time go so fast when you're having fun? It's been a ...
Lots of room to move the project around to the right of the needle

6 tips to improve your machine quilting

What do you think? The Husqvarna Viking Epic 980Q is a fabulous machine for quilters. There are so many features ...
Using a decorative stitch as an applique stitch

7 tips for successful applique every time!

Isn't this exciting? The Husqvarna Viking Epic 980Q is a super sewing machine. Loads of features that make quilting a ...
Needle Stop Up/Down function keeps the needle in the down position when you stop sewing

6 tips for successful piecing

While I've been fortunate to sew on numerous different Husqvarna Viking sewing machine models, this one is truly exciting. I ...
The box for the Husqvarna Viking Epic 980Q

Unboxing the Husqvarna Viking Epic 980Q

Welcome, everyone. I've got some very exciting news today. I received a HUGE box from Husqvarna Viking. What's in the box? Oh - I'm ...
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 ...