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6 essential tips to finish a quilt you want to use every time

I hope you've been enjoying the experience of making a baby quilt that is so quick to make it can ...
What a difference color makes!

Color your free motion quilting for the instant look of applique

Yesterday I used a variety of methods to create our very own custom fabric simply and easily by drawing and ...
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 ...
A sampling of my new quilted bags for my knitting projects.

FMQ shines when using WonderFil’s thicker threads: Accent, Spagetti & Fruitti

I'm back with the finishing steps to my little quilted bags for my knitting projects, but first I want to ...
Sample of free motion quilting completed with the creative 3.0 PFAFF sewing machine.

A beginner’s guide to free motion quilting: tension, stitches and speed

The creative 3.0 is a machine full of built-in stitches and possibilities. In yesterday's post I introduced 10 features that ...
The Brother NQ900 sewing machine is all set up and ready for free motion quilting.

Jumpstart your free motion quilting on this elephant baby quilt

Yesterday, I showed you how I used many of the decorative stitches on the Brother NQ900 to machine applique the ...
Three quilted turtle blocks each with a different quilt pattern in each shell.

Quilt and embellish your Turtle on the Trot wall hanging

The quilted wall hanging filled with turtles is almost done!  Yesterday we added colorful sashing and borders and showed a ...
Use a variety of colored threads when free motion quilting.

5 essential tips to free motion quilting a table runner

When planning to free motion quilt the table runner, you have so many opportunities to bring the quilt to life ...
Close up of sunflower quilting design

Free motion quilting the sunflower quilt

Adding stems and leaves I'm really enjoying using these three fabric lines from Northcott to make my sunflower art quilt ...
Modern stained glass wall hanging quilted and bound.

Quilting the modern stained glass wall hanging

Now that the modern stained glass wall hanging is arranged, all the purple hues come together to make this an ...
Arranging blocks to find a pleasing look for your stained glass wall hanging

3 things to consider when arranging quilt blocks

This is such a fun post! The six stained glass quilt blocks are done and ready to be arranged into ...
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 ...
A great picture illustrating proper tension.

3 key elements to successful free motion quilting

My passport to free motion quilting I want to have the charity quilt I'm working on finished tomorrow, so I ...
I prefer to sew the binding onto the back of the quilt by hand.

Ready to quilt the Pockets Full of Blessings

It's always so satisfying when you've finished a quilt top -- like reaching the finish line of a long race ...
Three layers of the block are layered

2 block styles to practice free motion

Hi there! Today, I'm going to provide you with the dimensions of 2 block styles to practice free motion. We ...
Pulling the paper off after the block is quilted

2 styles of free motion quilting

Do I dare ask how you made out yesterday with the thread tension stitch outs?? Feel free to send pictures ...
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