Every Little Bit Foundation Piecing
Learn to foundation-piece strips into beautiful quilt blocks, as seen in the quilt Every Little Bit by designer Pam Buda in American Patchwork & Quilting June 2015. Find this download at AllPeopleQuilt.com/097.
Planning Your Machine Quilting Design
Linda Augsburg and Angela Walters give tips for planning the design for your quilt tops.
Tips for Machine Quilting an Allover Design
Linda Augsburg and Angela Walters talk about allover machine quilting. Angela demonstrates her signature design.is a fun design that uses wavy lines to create a really cool effect , and I actually used it in the quilt behind us on the wall." "Perfect." "Now, here's what it looks like. It just
Machine Minute: Couching Threads
Adding threads to your piecework is easy with the free motion couching foot attachment. Watch this video to learn how!machine minute is brought to you by Baby Lock and the Crescendo sewing machine . Today we're going to talk about using your free-motion couching foot. Free-motion couching is a great way to add detail to a
Machine Quilting Designs: Clamshell
The clamshell design is a versatile option for your quilt. Try the basic design or add a little flair for a unique look. Angela Walters and Jennifer Keltner show you how.
Texturize Your Fabric
Learn to add a little dimension to your quilts with a texturizing polyester fabric.
Freehand Curved Piecing: Piece & Play
In the February 2015 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting magazine, Jean Wells shows us how to use freehand curved piecing. To begin freehand curved piecing, place your first two strips right side up on your cutting mat. And then on the first strip cut a gentle curve. Remove the right-hand partbottom piece with your right hand and the top piece with your left hand , and just keep moving it over. And this is a little more of an extreme curve than you might want to try
Felt Coffee Cozy
Wrap your hot drinks with a handmade felt cozy. We'll show you the easy sewing technique responsible for the fun zigzag patterns in the cozy's design. Get pattern at www.allpeoplequilt.com/cozy.sew a colorful felt collar for a straight-sided teacup for a takeout coffee cup . Here's what you'll need: two 8x12" sheets of a 100% wool felt, a can of quilter's spray adhesive, a template, sharp scissors, straight pins, ombre thread to match the felt, and a sewing machine . Spray one side of one of the felt sheets with the adhesive. Lay the other felt sheet on top of the adhesive and press to adhere. Print and cut out the template, then spray one side of the template with adhesive, press it to the felt, cut out the shape, and peel off the paper. There will be enough room on one sheet it felt to make two cozies. Align a short side of the felt shape with the 5/8"mark on the sewing machine's foot plate. Sew a straight line to the bottom edge of the felt. Repeat on the other short side. These are the guidelines between which you will sewat the guideline on one of the short sides sew at a slight angle across to the other guideline. Turn the fabric and repeat in the opposite direction. Continue sewing back and forth at an angle until the area between top and bottom guidelines is full. Hold the short sides of the felt together so the guidelines meet. Pin the layers together so that the edges are even. Sew along the guidelines to join the two sides. Repeat the stitch three or four times. Remove the felt from the sewing machine , take the pins out, remove the loose threads and the tab. Flip the cozy over a straight-sides teacup or a takeout coffee cup and enjoy.
Machine Minute: Sew a Button by Machine
It's easy to sew buttons on using your sewing machine! Watch this video to find out how!Machine Minute is brought to you by Baby Lock and the Crescendo sewing machine . Today I'm going to show you how to sew on a button using your sewing machine . So let's get started. So the foot we're using for this process is a button sewing foot and it's got a metal piece on the bottom that is a little bit spring loaded . And so that way, you can slip your button right in. And then I'm just going to do a zigzag stitch that doesn't move, because my feed dogs will be dropped, right in those two holes and my button will be attached. Alright, I've set my machine to button sewing.
Machine Minute: Adding Borders
Adding borders to your quilt is a great way to finish it off. Here are some tips for measuring to ensure a square result.take the average, and I cut my two borders strips to that average length . Then I match the ends and the center, and then match the center points between those two points. At that point, if my border is longer or whichever piece is longer, I put down toward the feed dogs in the machine as I feed it in. And that can take care of any small adjustments you need to make to