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Completed rag quilt

How to make a rag quilt

How did you make out with your free motion quilting practice? Did you at least practice one square? Today, I'm ...
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 ...
Y seam from the outside of the cube pillow

Tips for sewing Y seams

Today, we're going to look at a different presser foot and features of the Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 960Q that will ...
Sewing the binding to the front of the quilt using the Dual Feed Foot

2 ways to machine stitch a binding on a quilt

Did you organize your presser feet? Yesterday, I provided a couple of ideas for getting them organized. At the very ...
Much easier to see where the ditch is for quilting

2 reasons to use the Dual Feed Foot (Walking Foot)

Welcome back to another week of fun with the Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 960Q. This is such an awesome sewing machine ...
Three LED lights ensure a brightly lit work space

Top Ten Reasons why I love the Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 960Q

It's been lots of fun to sew on the Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 960Q. The more I sew on it, the ...
Fabric gift bag filled with goodies and ready to give

Fabric Gift Bags

Today, we're going to make some fabric gift bags. They're fun and fast! I made mine with Christmas fabric, but ...
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 ...
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 ...
Mini cushions, made with decorative stitches on the Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 960Q

Sewing Mini Cushions

Earlier this week I "made" some fabric using the decorative stitches on the Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 960Q. Today, I'm going to ...
The completed cushion cover

Sewing a Cushion Top – Part 2

Today we are going to finish sewing the zipper on our cushion cover and then we'll deal with those floppy ...
It's difficult to sew right beside the zipper pull. So as I approach the zipper pull I stop and move the zipper pull behind the presser foot and I can continue to sew. If you sew beside the zipper pull - you'll always get a bump in the line of stitching as the presser foot bumps against the zipper pull.

Zip it up – Sewing a Cushion Top Part 1

I decided to put aside the snowmen for a day while I get my other project completed. Today I'm going ...
Here is my little snowman block! It measures 6 1/2" unfinished.

Let’s build a snowman

I looked out the window the other morning and saw the first snow flakes of the season. So to celebrate ...
The Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 960Q

Sewing or Housekeeping?

I'm back for another exciting week with the Husqvarna Viking Saphhire 960Q sewing machine. If you want to check out ...
My finished piece!

Adding texture with the sewing machine

We had a good look at some of the features on the Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 960Q. It's time to see ...
The top throat plate has a single hole - this is the straight stitch throat plate. The bottom throat plate has an oval - this is the multiple purpose throat plate.

Sewing machine extras

When I became serious about sewing, I remember thinking more than once that a non-sewist must be designing the sewing ...
Aren't those Omnimotion stitches gorgeous?

Let’s get stitching!

I'm going to start today by making a confession. If you have been following my blog posts you may be ...
The Function button panel on the Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 960Q

Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 960Q Features Make the Quilting Easy!

While the Sapphire 960Q has some pretty cool physical features, let's have a look inside this sewing machine as there ...
Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 960Q

Quilting with Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 960Q

Hello everyone! This week I'm taking the Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 960Q for a whirl. There are a lot of features ...