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Using the quilter's awl to ensure the two fabrics are lined up with each at the end of the seam

7 tips for sewing accurate seams

The week just seemed to fly by. I hope the post from yesterday has cleared up when and how to ...
Mitered corner

Anchoring seams on your quilts using the FIX function on the Opal 690Q

Did you find a mat to anchor your foot pedal? I'm still getting used to the fact that my foot ...
String pieced quilt with bright prints. Eight blocks wide by eleven rows

3 key steps to string quilting an eclectic beauty

I hope you're as excited as I'm today. We're going to be using the Husqvarna Viking Opal 690Q to make ...
Partially completed blocks on the newsprint foundation

How to make a string quilt block using foundation piecing

Welcome back. I'm going to spend another exciting week chatting about the Husqvarna Viking Opal 690Q. I'll be exploring some ...
Rag quilt sewn together, it's ready to be clipped.

Making a rag quilt

It's the final day of the FIVE bobbin sewing challenge with the Husqvarna Viking Opal 690Q. I've managed to get ...
Partially completed string pieced quilt blocks

Techniques for buttons, batting and string piecing

Welcome back to another day of the FIVE bobbin sewing challenge with the Husqvarna Viking Opal 690Q. I started the ...
Using the Quilter's ¼" Piecing Foot P to piece the blocks

Chain piecing saves time, thread and stretching

Welcome back. Yesterday post was about sewing the bindings to the quilts and sewing on a hanging sleeve. Today is another ...
Quilt, with the binding ready to be stitched in place by sewing machine

2 questions before you sew binding by machine

Welcome back to my FIVE bobbin sewing challenge. I'm using the Husqvarna Viking Opal 690Q to see how much sewing ...
Husqvarna Viking Opal 690Q sewing machine

The FIVE bobbin sewing challenge

Welcome back! I've got something a bit different for you this week. Normally, I go through an in-depth review of ...
Setting up mySewnet account while the Designer EPIC is stitching out a design

The EPIC embroidery features of the HV Designer EPIC

Today's the day! We're going to do some stitch-outs on the Husqvarna Viking Designer EPIC. And I'll only be scratching ...
Small selection of Inspira stabilizers

Inspira stabilizers save your machine embroidery work

Welcome back. I'm going to make you wait one more day before I reveal the stitch-outs on the Husqvarna Viking ...
One of the many built-in embroidery designs

Easy to embroider on the Husqvarna Viking Designer EPIC

Today, we're going to have a look at some of the embroidery features of the Husqvarna Viking Designer EPIC. While ...
Trimmed quarter square triangle

2 critical tips to perfect Quarter Square Triangles

I remember my first project with half square triangles. I sewed the squares together on the diagonal, cut them in ...
A half square triangle on the reverse side of that seam and that extra thickness at the beginning of the seam can cause some issues

Reduce bulk in the seams of your quilt blocks

Welcome back to another week of QUILTsocial, as we explore more exciting features of the Husqvarna Viking Designer EPIC. I ...