Learn two easy techniques for quilting machine-quilting your projects on your domestic machine. Plus, hear a Q&A with Meg Dunton.
Episode 465

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Try Straight Lines + Stitch in the Ditch

Machine-quilting is a scary or dreaded process for some people. If you're new to quilting or just want to improve your own skills for quilting on your domestic machine, we have a few basic techniques to try. Alison Gamm, the designer of Quilts & More, shares two quilting techniques that you can do effectively on your domestic machine -- straight line quilting and stitch in the ditch quilting.

Tips include how to baste your quilt, how to mark your quilt, what machine stitches and feet work best for the techniques, and more.

Quilting Changes Everything with Alison

Many quilters have decided to put down their quilting projects and shift their focus to helping out those in the medical field and service industries by sewing face masks. But there are some important things to know and research before you jump into making these masks. Alison shares some basics to know, important resources, and also how you can use your talents to help during this time.

Quilt Con Wrap-Up

Jody Sanders, the editor of American Patchwork & Quilting, and Doris Brunnette, the editor of Quilt Sampler, got back from Quilt Con last month and are sharing a wrap-up of trends. From curves to creative hand-quilting techniques to stripes, there are some popular motifs and themes they saw across quilt patterns. Listen in to hear all the trends they saw.

Getting Sewcial

On today's show, Lindsay Mayland chats with Meg Dunton of Monograms for Makers. Last year, Meg quit her day job to work full-time at her home décor business. In her online store, she sells fabric, embroidery supplies, and gorgeous machine-embroidered monograms and sayings to incorporate into your home décor and quilts. In this chat, she gives great tips for how to incorporate machine-embroidery into your projects, the patterns she makes over and over again (hint: one is this amazing Gingham quilt), fabric storage ideas, and about her adorable pup Sophie.

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Meg with Quote