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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 ...
Three decorative stitches

Using THE Dream Machine 2’s decorative stitches to embellish placemats

Have you chosen one (or more) of the 5 different settings to turn orphan blocks into placemat tops I showed ...
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 ...
Trim the piping in the corners, but ONLY the piping

2 quilt bindings that add pizzazz: getting creative with the Epic 980Q

Today's the last day of this tutorial for applying the binding to a quilt by machine and exploring the very handy ...
Matching thread for the binding (on both sides) using the Three Step Zigzag stitch

Stitching down the binding: thread color, stitches and stitch length

Welcome back! After talking about the 7 essential tips for binding a quilt by machine, today's the day I share ...
Leave a 6" beginning tail of binding.

7 essential tips for sewing the binding on a quilt by machine

Welcome back! In the last couple of days I talked about several options on how to cut fabric to make the ...
Using the Quilter's ¼" piecing foot to join the triangles

9 steps to making continuous bias binding

Welcome back to another day of awesome binding techniques! As I mentioned yesterday, I like to sew my bindings on completely ...
Chain sewing the seams to join the binding strips

THE formula for calculating the necessary yardage for binding your quilt

Welcome back! I've got a super week lined up for you with one of our favorite things to do - ...
Chevron Pillow quilted using the zigzag pattern as a guide for big stitches

Big Stitching: quilting the Chevron Pillow

There are many quilting projects 'out there' to which you can apply the big stitch hand quilting technique. You don't ...
Using the dots for easy big stitch quilting the Dot2Dot Tablet Sleeve

Big Stitching: Dot2Dot Tablet Sleeve

The Strips ‘n Stitches and Log Cabin Pincushion I talked about in yesterday's post, uses the seams of the pieced top ...
Strips ‘n Stitches and Log Cabin Pincushion perfect for practicing big stitches hand quilting

Big Stitching: Strips ‘n Stitches and Log Cabin Pincushion

Here's a chance to apply the Big Stitching Basics we reviewed yesterday! Over the next 3 days, I'll post the ...
Big Stitches Basics help you accomplish excellent work quilting work.

Big Stitching Basics make hand quilting shine

The right needle and thread are the first thing to know about hand quilting and essential to a beautiful finish ...
Bold Hand Quilting thread by Coats is ideal for big stitches that will last a long time.

Needles and thread make all the difference in big stitch quilting

Beyond the tiny stitches of traditional hand quilting, comes the trend towards a bolder approach! Big Stitch Quilting is delightful ...
The finished miniature quilt

3 machine features that make finishing a miniature quilt super easy

I've been working all week on THE Dream Machine 2 from Brother to embroider the top of a miniature quilt. It ...
Adding the pink and purple threads

1 way to minimize thread changes during embroidery with THE Dream Machine 2

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I showed you how you can change the settings on the embroidery design screen of THE Dream Machine ...
Lining up the quilt block embroidery images

Iron out the kinks on your embroidery design on THE Dream Machine 2

Yesterday I showed you how easy it is to change colors in an embroidery design on THE Dream Machine 2 ...
Entering the "edit" screen

1 easy way to change thread colors in a machine embroidery design

Yesterday on QUILTsocial we talked about the first steps to take when designing an embroidered miniature quilt on THE Dream ...
The six block embroidery designs

First steps to embroidering a miniature quilt on THE Dream Machine 2

This week on QUILTsocial I'm once again using THE Dream Machine 2 from Brother and BOY have I been having ...
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 ...
Quilt top and backing prepared for quilting.

Canvas fabrics from Northcott the right choice of a soft colored quilt

Over the past 4 days we’ve completed a quilt top by making hundreds of HSTs and QSTs! The 6 vibrantly-colored fabrics from ...