American Patchwork & Quilting Sewing Lab: Koala Studio Makeover
Take a tour of the new and improved sewing lab at American Patchwork & Quilting headquarters.
More Swirl Designs
Presented by Handi Quilter. Angela Walters and Jennifer Keltner walk you through two more machine quilting swirl variations, building on the basic swirl design.a little smaller one in between -- and then sort of a medium sized . So it's not a static design you've really got some nice movement created by these were absolutely and I tell my students not worry about keeping this throws the same sized. It's mostly just focus on keeping the spacing between the lines consistent. But if they're not into the consistent kind of look they can try this which is a different example of that design. This is just the same concentric circle the only difference is that were -- the spacing between the lines not keeping so consistent and gives it a completely different
Intro to Swirl Designs
Presented by Handi Quilter. Swirls are a great design to add to your machine quilting skills. Angela Walters and Jennifer Keltner walk you through two great designs: basic swirl and a swirl with hook.other important thing to remember is that your in charge of the foot pedal . So if you get to machine quilting and you find yourself stuck or wondering where my gonna go next. Don't forget you
Intro to Longarm
Hi I'm Jennifer here at the American patchwork and quilting studio. I'm with Angela Walters cultures ambassador of machine quilting. sometimes when you see along arm for the first time it can be rather intimidating it looks like there are a lot of parts and pieces. And for many cultures it lookscomes to the machine asbestos to think of it as a large sewing machine many of the components are the same. For instance the -- path. You know you have your tensions out here just like you would on a regular sewing machine . Down at the bottom you can see we actually have a hopping foot which is similar. To a sewing machine -- so there is a lot of those. Consistencies that help make it a little bit more familiar to alters and I think about. Explanation I've heard for a long arm machine where you're standing at the frame is. If you think have a home sewing machine as where you're moving the paper underneath the pencil to -- free motion quilting. With a long arm machine you're moving the pencil. On the paper you're just doing it by using these he handles. And that gas pedal as opposed to a foot pedal on the floor. Is generally in the handles you also have some bells and whistles like you can get on a varietytrying to. Labor with the king -- -- that a small home sewing machine but when it comes down to an assistant needle and a motor that there's really not much you can do and I think that people are hesitant to even try one out. I can sit at a cool show oracle shop ice I increase to hop on there and tried out I think you'll find this really fun. Exactly it is -- now there are also a set of handles on the opposite side and the machine. Tell us about oh well I prefer nickel from the front and I do free motion quilting which means I'm guiding the machine however some cultures like to do what are called into graphic patterns. They're -- quilting design patterns that lay on the back -- the table the machine. You actually quote from the back tracing using a -- to --with this movement if you've done your machine quilting on a domestic sewing machine before. You'll also notice that the table is custom made to fit the machine so there's an opening here cut out for the -- plate. And then it fits snug up against the throat are the back of the machine over here. Thank you do have a little bit less distance. That a long arm on the sit down version between. The needle. And the back of the machine but you still have more room than you would have on a domestic machine. Actually I think if you just think of it as a big sewing machine with a table attached maybe it wouldn't be so intimidating letters that's for sure. So whether you want to try the long arm version where you're standing up and -- for the sit down version like this. Just remember don't be intimidated it's just another version of a sewing machine to go out and give wanna try.
Loading a Long-Arm Machine
Machine-quilter Nancy Sharr shows you how to load the quilt top, backing, and batting on a long-arm machine.
Stitching on a Long-Arm Machine
See machine-quilting in action! Watch Nancy Sharr use rulers and stitch allover, edge-to-edge designs.and Trace again. Rulers also allow you to travel in a perfectly straight line . Such as -- -- in the ditch. Rulers made for a long -- we'll take our acrylic. But they are thicker than
Tips for Machine Quilting from Mabeth Oxenreider
Get tips for machine quilting on your home sewing machine from Mabeth Oxenreider.-- guys built on my machine. And this seems to be it black hole that you lose money in school. Off to the edge. Here and so that's what he is back space. But he used here sometime sometimes an ironing board. -- card table . -- Little tomato sauce he hands underneath them. -- you're not everything can be as well let's yeah. Cost -- the space
Quilting Design Ideas from Mabeth Oxenreider
Machine quilter Mabeth Oxenreider shares tips for choosing machine quilting designs.there is because we are then going to go into. She looked straight lines and straight lines are very important. -- it's like a circle past circle -- -- Not quite there. And so now we can start toplease the other way. It's just a good way to get this straight lines done. So putting that medallion and they're -- -- stopping and starting points that you want stitching a straight line all thehappened in this one I knew I was going to do some straight lines because that just. He helped -- what was going on him well so I can't see straight front but I stopped at
Jazz Up Your Journal Cover
Jazz up a plain journal with three easy embellishment ideas using your sewing machine. Make a journal cover using top stitching, all-over machine-quilting, and decorative stitching.-- I either use a water soluble marker to mark and I straight line . Or I use it to the pressure -- as a guide those are both great ideas we used white threads that it
Hand-Bag Quick Tips
Jennifer Keltner and Jill Mead share some quick tips on assembling the Over the Top bag. Learn how to assemble, add lining, turn the bag and topstitch the bag handle.just a little tricky so I like to use -- Double sided water soluble . Tape but it's called wonder tape to hold the strapped in position on the back. I press the tape in place and