Janome Memory Craft 6300p

Janome Memory Craft 6300p

It’s important it is to have a reliable, efficient machine and generally quilters know this by harsh experience! Some computerized sewing machines leave a lot to be desired but, there are some exceptions to the rule. The Janome Memory Craft … Read more

Guy Quilters

Guy Quilters

I found this article today and wanted to share it, not often you see guy quilters! Group of men makes quilts for veterans, will enter upcoming show By Maggie Jones of the Knoxville News Sentinel While quilting has often been seen … Read more

Juki HZL K65 Review

Juki HZL K65 Review

Juki HZL K65 Review The Juki HZL-K65 is a marketed as tough, hard-working, portable sewing machine. On first view, the simpleness of the design would make it an excellent machine for beginners. Juki is known for its high standards in producing quality machines, … Read more

Brother Designio DZ3400

Brother Designio DZ3400

Brother Designio DZ3400 According to Brother, the Brother Designio DZ3400 computerized sewing and quilting machine has been designed for artistic crafters. Brother says it can: “help you give your projects a customized, high-end look”. It has plenty of features, a … Read more

Free Quilt Patterns For Beginners

Free Quilt Patterns For Beginners

Following on from my post Easy Quilts For Beginners, I’ve put together some free quilt patterns for beginners.

Once you’ve mastered piecing basic strips or squares then you’ll be looking for something a bit more challenging, These are still easy quilts, just a step up if you’re fairly new to quilting.

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Easy Quilts For Beginners

When you first start quilting it can be daunting, the amount of information out there. Best thing to do is look for easy quilts for beginners, you’ll find a ton of resources via Google or whatever search engine you use.

I’ve found a few for you, some have tutorials some not, but they’re all good easy quilts projects.

Easy Quilts For Beginners

This  placemat has to be my top pick, so simple yet very effective. Using the “piecing on the go” method it really wouldn’t take long to make a set of these.

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Vetron Auto Seam

Vetron Auto Seam

vetron auto seamWhat is a Vetron Auto Seam I hear you say, and what does it have to do with quilting?!

This article is just a snippet about how technology touches everything we do, including quilting. I’d never heard of Vetron sewing machines until I found a news article about an automated sewing machine that works by using cameras to track the movement of the fabric.

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Free Motion Quilting Instructions

Free Motion Quilting Instructions
free motion quilting with the Designio DZ3400
Not so much free motion quilting instructions but, following on from my tips for beginning quilters, I decided to put together my top free motion quilting tips.

 

Note, it does take practise, not many quilters get it right first time. Expect some odd patterns and snarl-ups till you master it!

Free Motion Quilting Tips

Free Motion Quilting Instructions1)Free motion quilting is a lot about keeping a rhythm.  When you start, it might be helpful to decide what speed (NOT really slow nor flat out) is comfortable for you.

If your machine doesn’t have different speed settings then put some sort of block under the foot pedal so when you mash it down it goes to that speed.  That takes thinking about the speed and your foot out of the equation and helps you to concentrate!

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Embroidery In Quilting

Embroidery In Quilting

Lots of crafters who enjoy quilting also end up enjoying embroidery in quilting. You might feel as if you have torn loyalties of which craft to pursue in the small quantity of time available for hobbies. Does this sound like you? … Read more

8yr Old Quilter and Former Foster Kid Pays It Forward

8yr Old Quilter and Former Foster Kid Pays It Forward
8yr Old Quilter and Former Foster Kid Pays It Forward
Photo by http://www.capemaycountyherald.com

This lovely story about how an 8yr old quilter and former foster kid pays it forward is worth a share I reckon!

The CAMACO Quilt Guild provided over 50 hand-made quilts to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children on Nov. 11 at their month-to-month meeting at the Millmam Center in the Villas, N.J.

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Brother HC1850 Review

Brother HC1850 Review

 

Brother HC1850 Review

Brother claims that the HC 1850 is perfect for:

“sewing, quilting, and basic monogramming. Designed for versatility and ease of use, this machine includes a hassle-free, built-in stitch reference flip-chart”.

Because we are quilters it’s good to see some specialized quilting features which include a detachable large table, spring action quilting foot, and the ability to do free-motion quilting.

The HC1850is also portable and light-weight, and perfect for taking to classes.

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