machine quilting needles

Quilting Basics: Machine Quilting Needles

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Machine Quilting needles are made especially for piecing and machine quilting. They are one of several items that contribute to an excellent outcome.


Little Houses All In A Row: DIY Wool Blanket

Little Houses All In A Row: DIY Wool Blanket

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Keep warm on chilly winter days with this easy-to-make appliqued wool blanket. Why not double the “recipe” and make two? We’re sure you know someone who’d love to receive one as a gift!


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Simple Tip for Better Piecing and Quilting: Use a Straight Stitch Plate

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The straight stitch plate for your machine is one of the very best accessories to help improve machine piecing and machine quilting.


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Quilting Basics: Echo Quilting

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Echo quilting is a lovely way to enhance an applique or embroidery design. Nina McVeigh describes two basic methods for this technique: Letting the machine feed the fabric, or using free-motion stitching.


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JOY YoYo Count-Down to Christmas Calendar

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Do you realize that Christmas is barely eight weeks away? Fill each yoyo “pouch” of this Counting Down to Christmas Calendar with candy or other small treats, to be opened one each day starting with December 1. When all the treats are gone it’s Christmas Eve!


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Chandelier Quilt Along: Week Three – Quilting

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Welcome to the third and final week of our Chandelier Quilt-Along with Lee Heinrich. This week we’ll add the small diamonds at the end of each row and complete the piecing of the quilt top, then quilt it using a machine-sewn scallop design.


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Seven Reasons Why I Love my BERNINA Sewing Machine for Free-Motion Quilting

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How much does Molly Hanson, free-motion quilter and author of Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners (and those who think they can’t), love her BERNINA sewing machines for free-motion quilting? Let’s count the ways . . .


Chandelier Quilt-Along

Chandelier Quilt Along: Week Two – Make the Blocks

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It’s Week 2 of our quilt-along with Lee Heinrich. This week we assemble the blocks for our Chandelier Quilt.


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How To Decorate For Fall with DIY Fabric Leaves

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What better way to decorate your home for fall than with do-it-yourself fall leaves? We’ve gathered together our favorite fabric fall leaf tutorials, including how to make your own simple leaves from fabrics – and what to do with them.


Whimsy Houses Quilt

How to Make a Whimsy House Art Quilt

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Have fun making this free-flowing whimsy house art quilt that teaches a little bit about design, color selection, and free-motion machine quilting.