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Machine Quilting Pattern

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5 Ways to Get Perfect Straight Line Machine Quilting

Straight line quilting is a great beginner quilting technique, but there's a right way and a wrong way. Continue reading to see if you are doing it right!

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Straight Line Quilting - with Painters Tape

When I straight line quilt I don't use chalk or pens to mark my lines, it's just to time consuming. Instead I use good quality painters tape to mark the lines. First, join your fabric to your desired interfacing, you can use something like 505 basting spray (I use that spray glue when quilting up to queen size quilts on my domestic machine), or for bags (especially cotton) when I want that extra stiffness/stability - I use a fusible web. If you use cotton fabric, I recommend something like Heat n Bond Light to join your fabric to the interfacing if it isn't fusible. I used by Annie's Soft and Stable in this bag, as I want that beautiful puffiness for the squares that you can't get with any other interfacing. But there's several great options out there. Use your walking foot for quilting, to make sure all layers feed evenly. To start I just lay my ruler across what I'm to quilt at a pleasing angle and place my tape along it's edge. Then I sew the first line edge to edge with the tape with my walking foot. When I then have a stitched line to go after I just re-stick the tape along the seam line. This is why you want good quality painters tape, the good quality I can re-stick 10-15 times, while the bad one maybe 3-5. If you can't find tape in the desired distance for your lines, stick it on a baking sheet or just on your cutting mat and just cut it to the desired width. This one I cut down to 1/2". When quilting, make sure you lengthen your stitch for the most beautiful result, something like 3.5-4-5 is usually very pretty. Test on a scrap of your fabric before starting. And then you get this gorgeous texture! So next time, don't hesitate to go for some straight line quilting, it's so much faster with painters tape! This is also a little sneak peek at my new pattern in the works.

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Straight-Line Quilting Tutorial

Straight-line quilting is my favorite way to do my own quilting! It's so easy and has quite the striking finish! It's perfect for giving your quilt vintage-look, crinkly texture, and a hint of modern. Let's jump right in! . The quilt shown above is Mountain Horizon. The pattern can be found here. Materials needed: a basted quilt sandwich; you can find my pin basting tutorial here sewing machine & walking foot; a walking foot is EXTREMELY important to ensure that your quilt sandwich is evenly fed through your machine. With something as thick as a quilt, your feed dogs can't do all of the work themselves! thread- either 40w or 50w will do. I typically use 50w Gutermann thread. seam ripper quilting needle- a 90/14 needle works best for quilting, but you can also use a universal needle. However, if you notice that your stitches are skipping with a universal needle, then you should change your needle to a 90/14. sewing needle (to bury your threads) scissors hera marker (optional) having a long table helps. I'll sometimes move my sewing machine to the kitchen table so that my quilt can have a place to go as it's going through my machine :) . The first thing to do is to come up with a plan. If my blocks are

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Six Tips for Machine Quilting

Are you new to machine quilting? You may have made tied quilts for a while and now want to explore machine quilting. I’ve seen a lot of advice given for how to machine quilt but I think mos…

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How to Quilt Matrix - Walking Foot Quilting Tutorial

Learn how to machine quilt Matrix with Leah Day. Watch Leah quilt the design in a big square and follow along quilting a new design each week. At the end we'll put the squares together with an easy quilt-as-you-go technique to make the Marvelous Mosaic Quilt.

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Class to Quilt-Compositional Drawing

As it turns out I am not very motivated to clean my studio. I headed out there this weekend with all good intentions of getting my space c...

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Free Motion Quilting For Beginners (and those who think they can't)

I've had the chance to review the book Free Motion Quilting for Beginners (and those who think they can't), by Molly Hanson. I love that title! I'm a big proponent of quilting your own quilts, as you know, and I've read a lot of books about free motion quilting. I like how everyone presents the information in their own personal way....there is always more to learn! This book presents all the practical information you need to get started. More importantly, it gives you the confidence to jump in and give free motion quilting a try. There are 15 projects in the book that encourage you to start small and increase your comfort level with free motion quilting before you tackle something larger, like a quilt. What I love most about this book is Molly's tone of encouragement throughout the text and the projects. She is great at guiding you though the entire process! I've done a lot of free motion quilting and I love how relaxing it can be. I also know how easy it can be to get in a rut. I challenged myself to get out of my box, so to speak and try some new-to-me, designs. I gave this squared off stippling pattern a try and it went pretty well! I had to slow down and think about where I was going from time to time, but it was fun! I could see doing this all over a whole quilt. I also quilted a few swatches of different designs and I turned them into a set of coasters. Binding them was a little fiddly, but totally worth it! (I can say that now that they are done. Ha!) These are great because I not only used scraps of fabric, but scraps of batting as well. Hurray! I'm happy to count these as scrap project #94/101. If you would like the chance to win an e-book copy of Free Motion Quilting for Beginners, please leave me a comment in this post. In your comment, I'd love to hear what your favorite go-to FMQ pattern is. Or, if you are new to FMQ, I'd like to hear what pattern you would like to master. I will pick winner in a few days!

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How to Quilt Super Star - Walking Foot Quilting Tutorial

I can't believe we're quilting our 10th walking foot quilting design today! Learn how to quilt Super Star, a super beginner quilting design you can quilt with walking foot quilting AND free motion quilting. Learn how to quilt this design with two videos created by online quilting teacher Leah Day.

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