Good Morning, Quilters!
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Mondays are Machine Quilting Quick Tip Days
Every Monday, I will offer a quick tip to improve YOUR free motion quilting technique.
The tips are easy ideas that you will make machine quilting easier or better.
How to Create Even Machine Quilting Stitches
One of the hallmarks of beautiful machine quilting is even stitch length. However, even stitch length takes quite a bit of practice to develop.
One technique that helps is to listen to your sewing machine motor. Try to keep the machine humming at one even speed and move your hands and the quilt to match the speed of the machine.
If the speed of the needle remains constant, it is easier to coordinate your hand/quilt movement.
The best way to tell if the speed is constant, is to listen to the sound of the sewing machine motor. Try to create a steady hum. In other words, avoid the revving race car sound.
Machine Quilting Practice Tip
The next time YOU sit down to quilt (and I hope that is today), try to keep the machine and one constant speed and listen to your machine purrrrrrrrr!
For more machine quilting motifs and techniques, be sure to check out my books (and receive a little treat in every box!)
What about YOU?
Are YOU struggling to keep your machine quilting stitches even?
Do YOU listen to your machine as YOU stitch?
Are YOU a speed demon who likes to rev the engines?
We’d LOVE to hear!
Happy Steady Stitching,
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