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Start and end your lines of quilting under the flange if you have one.

11 essential tips for machine quilting

Welcome back! I hope you liked the discussion on which way you should cut your binding strips in yesterday's post ...
Finished Welcome Spring quilted banner

Tear away stabilizer, batting and binding to finish Welcome Spring banner

Yesterday we had a wonderful time using decorative stitches to add depth and dimension to our machine applique. Now it's ...
A blanket stitch was used to stitch the leaves and stems in place.

Decorative stitches add detail and dimension to machine applique!

Yesterday our banner found its voice as we added a sentiment using computer fonts or stencils and fusible web applique ...
Rough cut the pieces apart and then cut accurately on the drawn line

Enlarge, print, cut, fuse: successfully appliqueing letters to a quilt

In yesterday's post, we explored how to prepare fusible web applique for stitching for maximum success. Today we use the ...
Fuse the applique shapes in place on the background fabric

Fusible web applique – preparation for success

Yesterday I listed all the supplies we'll need to create a quilted spring banner. Are you all set? Let's go! ...
A selection of the supplies used to create your quilted spring banner

5 easy steps to making a quilted spring banner

Last month in my post Adding dimension to applique pieces using fabric markers, we learned how to accent a floral ...
The UNIQUE double fold bias tape finishes the edge and holds the organizer together

Putting it all together – our SCHMETZ twin needle does it again

Yesterday we used twin needle free motion quilting to finish decorating the outside cover of our pretty and practical sewing ...
The machine is ready to stitch with a Schmetz twin needle and darning foot.

Twin needle free motion quilting adds gourmet detail

In yesterday's post, Decorating our organizer with straight line twin needle quilting, we added twin needle, straight line grid quilting ...
Decorative stitch using 1.6 twin needle

Straight line twin needle quilting embellishes a needle organizer

Yesterday we used SCHMETZ twin needles to constructed the inside of our needle organizer. Today we use those same needles ...
The inside of the organizer is complete

Fearless construction of needle organizer using a twin needle – yes you can!

Yesterday in part one of More fun with twin needle quilting we gathered together the needed materials and prepared them ...
Needle organizer constructed and decorated with SCHMETZ twin needles.

More fun with twin needle quilting – creating a needle organizer

It was just last month that we explored how to set up your machine as well as some fun quilting ...
Accent whimsical free motion quilting by stitching from the back

The modern flair of twin needle quilting – embrace the zigzag

In our previous posts using SCHMETZ twin needles we looked at how to let your walking foot workits magic as ...
A box of SCHMETZ twin needle - join the fun as we explore quilting with a twin needle using free motion quilting.

Free motion quilting with a twin needle – instant ribbon stippling magic

In yesterday's post, let your walking foot work its magic we explored some of the possibilities for quilting with a twin ...
A checkerboard grid is created by stitching evenly spaced horizontal and vertical rows. The twin needle adds charming detail that would be difficult to obtain if we were using a single needle. SCHMETZ / H.A. KIDD

Let your walking foot work its magic for easy twin needle quilting

In yesterday's post we explored what a SCHMETZ twin needle is, which is everything you ever wanted to know about ...
A 4.0/100 Jeans/Denim needle is on my machine, threaded and ready for straight line quilting. SCHMETZ twin needle

Everything you ever wanted to know about quilting with a twin needle

In this five part series we'll explore some of the different ways that you can use a SCHMETZ twin or ...
Use Clever Clips to keep all the sashing and dividing strips organized before you begin sewing the quilt top together.

Cutting and basting: the Cafe Comforts Cozy Quilt takes shape

Today, we're cutting the sashing and the dividing rows for the Cafe Comforts Cozy Quilt, a collaborative effort featuring blocks ...
Use a 12.5 inch square ruler to trim up the blocks to a uniform size.

Layout and design begins on the cozy quilt

Yesterday, I shared the story of how my friends from around the world sent me some lovely blocks on my ...