Machine Quilting Designs: Triangles|
descriptionJennifer Keltner and Angela Walters show you how to use a stacked triangle design. It's perfect for sashing and borders! No rulers or marking needed.
Machine Quilting Designs: Pulleys
Jennifer Keltner and Angela Walters show you two machine quilting designs -- matchstick and pulley.(or what I like to call back-and-forth lines) -- that dense back-and-forth, up - and - down line." "Sometimes they're called matchstick." "Yes. Different applications of the lines, so here, I just brought this sample to show you thatreally a great all-purpose design. And so I'm just going to quilt up and down . The one thing that I do, though, is I do the little turn when I get near the seam and I do
Machine Quilting: Get Started!
Get started machine quilting with these tips. You'll be quilting like a pro in no time!
Machine Quilting Designs: Arcs
Arcs are a fast and easy way to quickly fill in sashing and borders. They work well in irregular shapes too! Find out how to quilt this versatile design!And here you can see that I'm taking that basic straight-line piano key design and just adding a nice little curve to it." "But how do you travel when you're doing the arc design?" "It's kind
Machine Quilting Designs: Paisley
A paisley design is a classic, all-over quilt design that works well on many different quilt tops. Angela Walters shows you how to do it!start out with." "Exactly. I kind of think of it as elongated tear drops . You can work them around and kind of curve them in the way you want them to go." "Alright, let's see you
Machine Quilting Designs: Allover Leaves
An allover leaf design is a great design to use on a sitdown longarm machine. Angela Walters shows you how versatile it is.today, we're working on the sit-down long arm machine, the Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen . And Angela, what you have to share with us today is an alternative to an allover stitch that most of us might not know." "Exactly. You know, and allover design is just a design that goes all over the quilt--pretty simple. But instead of doing just a basic meander, which is just a curvy line, I brought a lead design , which makes it a little more fun and a little more different. And it's great for masculine quilts or maybe quilts that
Machine Quilting: Wavy Lines
Presented by Handi Quilter. Add texture and movement to your quilt with a wavy line design. For even more interest, add pebble designs as well.sometimes you wonder, are they easier or more difficult to make than straight lines ." "Oh, they're definitely easier to make than straight lines . I figure, if I start with a straight line and it ends up wavy, then I might as well just keep them
Machine Quilting: Tension Troubles
Quilting shouldn't be a headache! Solve your tension troubles with these easy tips.
Machine Quilting with Specialty Fabrics
Angela Walters and Jennifer Keltner share tips for machine quilting with specialty fabrics.whether you're working on a long-arm machine or working on a sit-down sewing machine , that friction that's created is the same. And I always think you can sort of feel it as the machine is trying
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.more about working on the long-arm machine. On a mid-range or home sewing machine , they would have guides that you can use on the bed of your machine. But when you're working on a long arm, you don't really have those spaces, but you need to make straight lines sometimes in your quilting, so you're going to share with us the tips for that." "Yes. Well, a long-arm machine runs with two sets of wheels: one's running this way, so getting those straight lines is a little tricky. It definitely comes down to practice. I remember the first time that I stared quilting straight lines and it looked so bad that my husband told me I should stick to allover quilting designs. So, being the wife I am, I took that as a personal challenge. Now I like quilting straight lines ." "Game on." "It's really not as hard as it looks." "Alright. Well, we've got a sample here. How long of a lineabout that." "Terrific." "Again, whether you're stitching in the ditch or stitching straight lines , I feel like everyone has their on days and their off days, you know, days where they're doing better. If it's not really working, then you're probably stressing out too much, so just relax and have fun with it. So I'm just going to hold it gently. Now since I'm going to do a horizontal line , I'm going to hold it in front of the machine. I don't usually hold it back there like that, because it's just kind of a weird arm angle to be in. Keeping it in front will just help keep it a little bit more stable." "And if you were sewing a vertical line , I noticed that you had it behind the foot. Is that normally where you would keep it?" "Yes. I'll show you that actually. So, I'm just going to hold it still and follow along. Again, I'm not clenching, I'm not distorting the quilt -- it's more there as a guide. And I'm also going to make sure that I'm moving the ruler as I go. I don't want to be holding down the end of it and having this part come up." "Now, do some people mark on their quilt tops?" "Yes, if you're quilting long straight lines like cross-hatching across the whole quilt, you probably would want to mark that because once you start going, it's hard to keep that parallel line going." "And because you can't see the entire quilt top when you're working on a long arm, (cross-hatching especially where you have really long diagonal lines) is a great place to use a combination of rulers and marking." "Yes, but if you're stitching in the ditch or just doing shorter lines, then marking is not so necessary. And again, like we talked about, if you're doing a vertical line , just hold your hand there and run it along like that. Now what I'll do is actually stop, reposition the ruler, and