Machine Quilting: Wavy Lines|
descriptionPresented by Handi Quilter. Add texture and movement to your quilt with a wavy line design. For even more interest, add pebble designs as well.
Baby Lock Crown Jewel II and Momentum Frame
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Machine Quilting: Tension Troubles
Quilting shouldn't be a headache! Solve your tension troubles with these easy tips.on you know what I need for the quilt. That's just my personal preference I know some people like to try different kinds. And I also when I'm closing a real -- I'll keep the colors
Machine Quilting with Specialty Fabrics
Angela Walters and Jennifer Keltner share tips for machine quilting with specialty fabrics.you're working on a long arm machine are working on the Saddam sewing machine . That's friction that's created is the same. And I really think that you can sort of feel it as the machine is
9 Tips for Machine Quilting with Rulers
Angela Walters and Jennifer Keltner provide helpful tips on when and how to use rulers with machine quilting.about working on the long arm machine. On midrange era at home sewing machine you would have. Guides that you could use on the bed of your machine but when you're working on a long army don't really have those spaces. But you need to make straight line sometimes in your quilting so you're gonna share with us the tips for that. Yes well a lot of machine runs with two sets of wheels ones running this way and -- so get those straight lines are a little tricky and the deathly comes out of practice. And I remember the first time that I tried closing straight lines it would look so bad that my husband woman should stick to all over closing the signs. So being the -- I am I took as a personal challenge and now highlight -- straight line on really not as hard as it looks. All right well we've got a sample here. How long -- -- line dothey use an -- -- play if most of your quilt is straight line quilting because once you start getting into the free motion quilting. It does add a little bit of a drag so. Seeon a long arm. Cross testing especially anything we have really long diagonal lines is a great place to use a combination of rulers hand mark -- tools yes but if you're stitching in the -- Or just doing you know shorter lines and -- unions not so necessary. And again like we talked about if you're doing a vertical line just hold your hand yeah. -- -- Now what I'll do is I actually stopped reposition the ruler and then continue on. I find that it's hard to kind of repositioning keep cool seeing and then next thing you know in a -- -- right finger so I'd try to stop. If you have a stitch regulator this is a good place may be considered trying to use it because it allow you to. Get the hang of the ruler before you before you move along. Thanks for sharing those tips for straight line quilting and ruler working Angela. -- work is a little more effort by adding that to your list of machine quilting techniques
8 Tips for Choosing Machine Quilting Thread
Follow these simple tips to choose the perfect machine quilting thread for your quilt.talking about cotton thread. The great thing about cotton is it's a natural fiber which I know there's some cotton purist but really love that. It also has a nice feel to it and it shows
Spotlight Your Quilting
Learn how to use contrast in background filler designs to showcase your quilting.happy with how it turned out. So I'm gonna take a nice Ben Stiller it. They're really helped set it off. And when that peddling design your going back over. Some of the motifs that you sound you don't have to be worried about crossing your stitching mean right exactly I'm just going around some of those circles a couple times it really. As a bit more definition -- profit out just today. So it comes to taking out killers I mean you can use travels but any designing clothes on a really small self -- uses a filler. But let's say you put in your feather -- don't want it to
Think Inside the Block
Angela Walters shares a method for adding interest to your quilts by thinking inside the block when machine quilting.my way out partially for the other side. Now I think my natural inclination would be to follow that grade. Border strip all the where Manning completed but that's not what you're going to do now
Geometric Quilting Designs
Learn three quick and easy techniques for creating geometric quilting designs that lend a modern feel to your quilt.really are the hallmark I think of the modern cult movement. But traditional cultures like to use them as well for quotes that maybe they want a more masculine feel -- so let's talk about what some of those designs might be great -- first and talk about the geometric all over design. This is on the first free motion quilting designs that I learned almost ten years ago it's very beginner friendly and you don't have to worry about getting yourself -- a corner because you can just cross over those lines. And like you said it as a nice geometric Clinton quilt sort of the modern version of stapling. Pretty much yeah and then -- talk a little bit about square chains where we take that same boxy shape.
Feathers are a popular quilting motif. Angela Walters and Jennifer Keltner give tips for getting the perfect feather shape and troubleshooting once you are quilting the design.so much. And another tip that you shared was to use a magna doodle kind of I had I -- board that you can -- on again and again and again. And just get that in your mind that muscle memory of what that shape as light. So that when you're moving the needle you sort of have that shaping your thoughts allegedly absolutely yes I distill my kids is magna doodle for practicing I'm not afraid to admit -- I'm not telling but yeah just it's not so much about train your hands hurt us more about train your mind. This is how we're gonna go in even if you're tracing along something that you see. With your finger drawing on piece of paper or the magna doodle like I did it just helps your mind OK this is -- gonna go next. That great so let's circle to I