Category Archives: Machine Quilting

Machine Quilting Help, Ideas, Resources

Quiltmaker has declared 2014 as The Year of Machine Quilting. You’ve told us you need help to improve your machine quilting. Most questions come in two forms: How to machine quilt What to machine quilt We have started a series … Continue reading

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One Machine Quilter’s Story

This is Quiltmaker’s Year of Machine Quilting! Our goal is to help you become a confident machine quilter on your home sewing machine. If you’re not already following the lessons in Machine Quilting 101, reading the articles in print, practicing … Continue reading

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Machine Quilting: Practice, Practice, Practice

This is Quiltmaker‘s Year of Machine Quilting! I want to share something inspiring with you today—a bit of encouragement on your journey to becoming an excellent machine quilter. As I’ve started interacting with readers learning to machine quilt, I have … Continue reading

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Applique, Blog Tour, Giveaway!

Today it’s our privilege to take part in a blog tour celebrating The Modern Applique Workbook by Jenifer Dick, just out from our friends at Stash Books. But first I want to tell you about Jenifer’s connection to Quiltmaker: She … Continue reading

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Improve Your Machine Quilting!

Quiltmaker is focused on machine quilting in 2014! • Would you like to know more about machine quilting? • Would you like to improve your skills? • Would you like to use your home machine to finish quilts beautifully? Let … Continue reading

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Staff Stories: Early Machine Quilting Messiness

When Diane asked us to plan a blog post about our early machine quilting experiences, my first response was “Nooooooo!” Really??? My first machine quilting (and all my early quilting) experiences were so, well, messy. Here’s my story in a … Continue reading

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Staff Stories: Machine Quilting Lessons

My first quilt was a sampler of all of the blocks I had made during a class at my local quilt store. My mother, an experienced quilter, suggested I finish it and give it to my grandmother as a gift. … Continue reading

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Staff Stories: Early Machine Quilting Confessions

Machine quilting was definitely not in my vocabulary when it started gaining popularity, nor was it on my to-do list. I was a traditionalist, after all. Why would I “ruin” a quilt by machine quilting it? Hand quilting was the … Continue reading

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Staff Stories: Early Machine Quilting Failures

I’ve been sewing most of my life. So how difficult could it be to machine quilt? My sister Sam and I sailed through our first five beginner quilting classes together way back in 1990. Sam pieced up an Irish Chain … Continue reading

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Staff Stories: Early Machine Quilting Confessions

For the longest time after I started making quilts, I tied them. The thought of hand quilting (takes too long) or machine quilting (looks too complicated) intimidated me. Now there’s nothing wrong with tying quilts. In fact, we have a … Continue reading

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