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The center block has puffed up because the outer borders are quilted and the center is not.

9 key steps to machine quilting a machine embroidered wallhanging

Hopefully, you've been following along this week for the tips on binding and machine quilting. I've been having a lot ...
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 ...
Quilting using the walking foot and serpentine stitch with monofilament thread

Machine embroidery + crazy quilting makes a gratifying mug rug

Yesterday I showed you how to get started using the embroidery unit on THE Dream Machine 2. I decided to ...
Quilting "in the ditch"

Machine quilting improv houses makes for a very pretty quilt

Yesterday I showed you how I used the PFAFF Expression™ 4.2 to add some decorative stitching to my improv house block ...
The finished quilt with a large variety of the WonderFil threads spread out on top of the quilt. WonderFil DecoBob Prewound Bobbins.

Machine quilting with the strength of WonderFil DecoBob Prewound Bobbins

Yesterday, I machine-appliqued some pieces to the border of my quilt to frame and highlight the whole quilt top. Today, ...
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 ...
The serpentine stitch on the NQ900 sewing machine is used for quilting the table runner using monofilament thread.

Machine quilting with the Brother NQ900

Yesterday I showed you how I used decorative stitches on the Brother NQ900 machine to embellish my table runner. I ...
WonderFil's Tutti thread on the Valentine's tablerunner

Machine quilting hearts with WonderFil’s Tutti thread

Yesterday on QUILTsocial, I showed you 3 versatile designs to machine quilt with Fabulux thread from WonderFil. Today, I'm going to ...
The five different cones of longarm WonderFil thread and "M" size pre-wound bobbins filled with DecoBob.

3 versatile designs to machine quilt with WonderFil Fabulux thread

This week on QUILTsocial I'm going to be experimenting with the different longarm quilting threads that WonderFil has to offer ...
Finished binding

10 ways to make your quilts more “modern”

Definition of a modern quilt Although I live in an old stone house surrounded by farm land with a multitude ...
Trimming the strip sets

7 great tips for straight line quilting

There are many benefits to quilting in straight lines or slightly wavy ones. The first is that it's a great ...
By pushing the quilt UP, I still have 10 inches of space to the right of the needle

Machine quilting

Today I'm going to talk about free motion machine quilting on the Husqvarna Viking Designer Ruby Royale. Free motion quilting ...
Quilted Snowflake

Quilted Snowflake

This week, we've been exploring a variety of machine cutwork techniques while making lacy snowflakes, glittery snowflakes, snowflake quilt blocks, ...
Picking threads for the peony

Machine quilting with DecoBob Thread

Merry Christmas everyone! Christmas day at our house is a fairly low key event. Now that our boys are both ...
Blanket stitching on star

Quilting and Embellishing the Christmas Tree Quilt

Start your engines – or, in our case, “Thread your machines” Now that our quilt top is assembled and our ...
Thread painting with Konfetti and Tutti - before and after

How to Quilt a Thread Painted Surface

Check out my finished thread painting! I had so much fun playing with my Konfetti and Tutti threads, embellishing my ...
The finished machine quilting sample book

Finishing Up Our Free Motion Quilting Sample Book

Bordering on amazing! Let's add a couple more quilting designs before finishing up our free motion quilting sample book. Almost ...
Rounded flower with spiral center machine quilting design

Free Motion Quilting Fun with Flowers

For the love of flowers I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE free motion quilting fun with flowers!! As a result, I have ...
Peddles machine quilted with Fruitti thread from WonderFil

Free Motion Quilting: Landscape Elements & Modern Quilts

Landscape elements are great for modern quilts! Sometimes it's a challenge to decide on the free motion quilting design to ...
Meander machine quilting pattern with Fruitti

Free Motion Quilting with Fruitti from WonderFil

Walking foot versus free motion – it’s all about the feed dogs! There are different ways that you can quilt ...