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Sulky and Gütermann specialty threads add glamour to our quilting

Specialty threads – oh the fun!

All this week I've been talking about pairing SCHMETZ needles with Sulky and Gütermann threads according to the sewing task. I ...
A selection of Sulky and Gütermann polyester threads

Polyester thread – durable beauty

We had a great time yesterday learning about Perfect Pairings for our SCHMETZ needles and Sulky and Gütermann cotton threads ...
Sulky Cotton Blendables thread adds subtle charm

Cotton thread: versatility and variety

Welcome back to day two of our exploration of perfect pairings for SCHMETZ needles with our Sulky and Gütermann threads ...
A selection of Schmetz needles that can be used for quilting

Perfect Pairings – needles and threads work together for successful quilting

The thread that we choose to construct and quilt our quilts with is truly as important as the fabric and ...
Baste the ruffle to the cushion front.

A gourmet finish for a quilted designer cushion

This week has been so much fun as we have learned how to express pretty words through quilting using the ...
Just add a stem or vine if you stray off a line.

Making quilted words pop – it’s all about the thread

Welcome back. Yesterday was such a fun day! We set up our machines for free motion quilting, did our first ...
Sewing machine ready for free motion quilting.

Quilting words – so much to say using Gütermann Dekor thread!

I hope you've been having fun getting ready to free motion quilt words and more for a designer cushion. Was ...
Cushion front marked, layered and pin basted

Mark, layer, baste, easy preparation for machine quilting

Quality materials and good preparation are the keys to successful machine quilting. Yesterday we gathered our supplies and cut our ...
Say it with free motion quilting - designer cushion

Say it with free motion quilting, a designer cushion

Free motion quilting is one of my favorite things to do and I'm always exploring new and exciting variations. I ...
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 ...