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A beautiful colored flange on the front of the quilt and you can barely notice the stitching on the backing

5 steps for adding a pop of color with a flange in the binding

Welcome back to another super exciting week of tips to make your sewing and quilting easier and better! Let's not ...
4 best features on PFAFF creative icon to help you make perfect flying geese

4 best kept secrets to perfecting the flying geese quilt block

Yesterday I explained why, you may have so many unfinished quilts and how the PFAFF creative icon helps finish projects ...
The Dream Machine 2

2 in 1 – embroidering and quilting at once with THE Dream Machine 2

Yesterday on QUILTsocial we used the bobbin work embroideries made with THE Dream Machine 2 on Tuesday and Wednesday to ...
Sew sections together

How to make crazy quilted setting triangles for a tablerunner

Yesterday on QUILTsocial we followed 6 basic steps to create some fun bobbin work embroidery with THE Dream Machine 2 ...
Pull bobbin thread to top

6 basic steps to create awesome bobbin work using THE Dream Machine 2!

Yesterday on QUILTsocial we got THE Dream Machine 2 all set up in preparation for doing bobbin work embroidery. Now ...
Pull bobbin thread up

Preparing THE Dream Machine 2 for bobbin work machine embroidery

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I showed you 4 simple steps to embroider beautiful quilt blocks using THE Dream Machine 2 from ...
The finished embroidery

4 simple steps to make fascinating machine embroidered quilt blocks

This is my last month blogging about THE Dream Machine 2 from Brother! It's been so fun learning some of ...
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 ...
Three different looks for the binding depending on which direction the binding strips were cut

3 tattle tale experiments on binding a quilt

Welcome back. What did you think of my favorite sewing machine features that I posted yesterday? Those features make sewing/quilting ...
I loved quilting the piece on the PFAFF creative icon!

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 ...