Machine Minute - Pulling Threads to Top
Creating a neat look on the front and back of your machine quilting is important. Here's a quick tip to avoid thread nests on the bottom of your work!
Machine Minute - Triangle Tricks
Jennifer Keltner demonstrates two great techniques for making consistent triangle squares.the solid line. This kind of paper, this happens to be from laundry basket quilts, but again there are multiple varieties available. Here you're making 28 triangle squares, all the same variety. You're just making them
Machine Minute - Curved Line Quilting
You can quilt wavy lines on your home sewing machine. Jennifer Keltner gives you tips and techniques to ensure a successful result! Download the pdf here: www.allpeoplequilt.com/curvedlinequiltingthe layers together at an even pace, so rather than just the feed dogs working on the bottom, this walking foot allows both layers to feed through evenly. Your quilt top batting and backing will travel
Machine Minute - Straight Line Quilting
Straight line quilting is a great technique to learn. Jennifer Keltner gives tips to make it easy to get started with this grid design. Download the pdf here: www.allpeoplequilt.com/straightlinequiltingmore to start with. That's what we're going to talk about today. Straight line quilting is great, and often quilters learn to stitch in the ditch or in the space between the scenes of the pieces of their block. But when you're ready to move beyond that, what else can you do?. One basic design for straight line quilting is cross hatching , or diagonal lines that run parallel to one another across the quilt block or all the way across the quilt top. So in my sample here, we have nine patch blocks, and you can use this technique to diagonally stitch across a nine patch block in your quilt, or you can use it to do an entire quilt top. First and foremost, you want to get your machine set up with the very best equipment. What you start with is a walking foot. When you're doing straight line machine quilting, a walking foot will help keep the layers of your quilt, the top, the backing, and the batting together, pulling the top layer and bottom layer evenly. That's why you want to use a walking foot. So set up your machine with the walking foot, a new needle-treat yourself to a new needle, it really does make a difference. And I like to use an 8012 needle. And then, 50 weight thread is a common thread that you would use for your quilting. So get your machines set up with the walking foot, the needle and the thread
Machine Minute - Zippers made Easy
Discover the ease of sewing zippers with these great tips from Jennifer Keltner!the zipper foot onto the machine I want to show you a common mistake that people make. They think of the zipper foot going straight down the center of their zipper and that would make for
Machine Minute - Needle and Thread Combos: Knits
When working with knits, cuddle and stretch fabrics, be sure to use the correct needle, thread and stitch combination for the best results.
Machine Minute - Sewing Cotton Lawn and Voile
Fine fabrics, such as cotton lawn and voile, can be used in quilting. Learn tips for working with these fabrics.a bit of texture on them so that it presses against the feed dogs of the machine as the fabric goes through and that keeps the layers going through evenly and together at the same time. Sort of the same idea that a walking foot would have when quilting through multiple layers . The roller foot does that but it does it for slippery fabrics or lightweight fabrics by adding more pressure, keeping things together.
Machine Minute - Sewing Coated Fabrics
Sewing with laminates and coated fabrics will go smoothly with these quick tips!specialty foot is the key. There is a machine foot called the Teflon Coated Foot, and there's a special coating on the underside, and I'm going to show you just how easy it is once youclips that keep it turned back for me. And then, with the Teflon coated foot in place, you can see just how easily the fabric will glide beneath the foot. When I come to the little clip I take it out. Having a Teflon Coated Foot will make sewing vinyl so much easier. Give it a try.
Machine Minute - Needle and Thread Combos: Metallics
Selecting the correct needle for the thread you are using is key to achieving a perfect stitch.need to know if you want to work with them and your sewing machine . First and foremost you need to get your needle and thread combination lined up. There are special needles made just for working
Machine Minute - Needle and Thread Pairings: Batiks
Choosing the correct needle and thread combination results in great stitches. Learn how to select the right needle and thread for sewing batiks.