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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
One seam per quarter

Making quarter square triangles the easy way

Are you caught up to cutting and sewing 100 half square triangles from yesterday's post? Have you tried my tip on ...
Once fabric strips are cut into smaller pieces they’re ready to be sewn.

1 way to avoid ‘finicky measuring’ when making Half Square Triangles

In yesterday’s post, I showed you the bright colorway of Northcott Canvas fabric collection, gave you a glimpse of the quilt we're ...
Finished table runner project

3 essential tips for binding a quilt, turning your corners successfully

It's already the end of the week. Why does time go so fast when you're having fun? It's been a ...
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 ...
Using a decorative stitch as an applique stitch

7 tips for successful applique every time!

Isn't this exciting? The Husqvarna Viking Epic 980Q is a super sewing machine. Loads of features that make quilting a ...
Needle Stop Up/Down function keeps the needle in the down position when you stop sewing

6 tips for successful piecing

While I've been fortunate to sew on numerous different Husqvarna Viking sewing machine models, this one is truly exciting. I ...
Attaching the frame

7 steps to successfully hoop fabric for machine embroidery

Yesterday on QUILTsocial we imported a digital image into THE Dream Machine 2 and it converted that image into an ...
The thread stand

The right way to use 3 different types of spools on a spool stand

Yesterday on QUILTsocial we talked about the correct way to load a spool of thread onto the horizontal spool pins ...
The spool cap

6 tips for successful upper threading of THE Dream Machine 2

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I shared with you some of my tips for keeping THE Dream Machine 2's many accessories organized ...
The flat bed attachment and accessory case

6 easy accessory storage tips for THE Dream Machine 2

Happy New Year!! Like many of you, I like to start the New Year off by organizing my sewing room ...
Decorative stitches look amazing stitched with a twin needle

Double the fun: twin needle quilting with decorative stitches

Over the last week we have examined some basic techniques for machine quilting using various sizes and types of SCHMETZ ...
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 ...