Happy Monday, Quilters! Just a Quick Tip for free motion quilting a smooth line… When free motion quilting, your hands form a “hoop”. You can move the “hoop” left or right and up and down, but when you need to move your hands —to change the position of your “hoop”–STOP STITCHING! Many beginners try to…
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Machine Quilting Basics and more
Good Morning, Quilters! Recently, I was stitching along and my quilting just didn’t seem right… The needle had a hard time penetrating the fabric and I thought I had a dull needle. The real culprit: I had the wrong needle plate! Most machines come with a zig-zag needle plate. The hole is wide enough for the…
Machine Quilting Quick Tips
Happy Monday, Quilters! Today, a Free Motion Quilting Quick Tip DON’T ROTATE YOUR QUILT Try this little experiment… Begin with a small quilt sandwich. Choose your favorite motif. (The motif above is The Easiest Flower Ever.) Place the quilt sandwich on the sewing table, under the needle. Draw the letter “X” on the edge of…
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