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What sewing machine is recommended for quilting?

Posted by Ricardo Patrocínio on

What sewing machine is recommended for quilting?

The other day I was asked what sewing machine is recommended for quilting, so I decided to post my thoughts here as they may help others having the same question.You could use just about any regular sewing machine for quilting. You can even use an old black Singer featherweight from the 1930s. All they can do is a straight stitch. (But they do a really great straight stitch!)For quilting purposes, you need a relatively powerful machine (for sewing over thick seam allowances), reliable and uncomplicated that sews a good straight stitch. My favorite machines for quilting are Bernina's, (particularly the...

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Free Umbrella Patter From Nicola Dodd

Posted by Opinew Collaborator on

Everybody loves the nostalgia of an umbrella on a rainy day. As we come into the rainy season, Nicola Dodd brings us a wonderful umbrella block patter, that I am confident you are going to try and love. The block is based on a Dresden Fan block. On Nicola's own words "I have always loved the look of those beautiful 1930's Dresden quilts, but I didn't love using the fiddly templates, or the stretchy, bias-edged pieces they gave me." To make your resized brolly block you will need the following fabric:  5 21/2" x 61/2" pieces for the Dresden Fan;...

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Average Quilter Reveals Her Secret to ALWAYS Have Sharp Blades

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Average Quilter Reveals Her Secret to ALWAYS Have Sharp Blades

Imagine if you could put a stop to the budget bleeding when buying new rotary blades - forever. With these new titanium coated blades, it's 100% possible. I bought regular blades to use on my projects they would last me one project, maybe two, that was until a friend told me about Titanium Coated Rotary Blades and I decided to give them a try.When I first tried them, oh boy, what a nice surprise I had! The titanium blades are super sharp and they stay that way for a long time. Now I only buy titanium blades and recommend them to all my...

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Weekly Quilting Digest - January 21 - 27

Posted by Kathleen Aragon on

Weekly Quilting Digest - January 21 - 27

We compiled a list of the 5 best quilting articles we found online during this week. Do you have some favorites of your own? Let us know in the comments. Quilting a legacy Stitch by stitch, a New Haven woman has kept the memory of her late husband alive by weaving his clothes into elaborate quilts. Channel 3's Christina Guessferd sat down with Linda Sweeney about how she's using a needle and thread to continue his legacy.https://www.wcax.com/content/news/Quilting-a-legacy-504938931.html Top 3 automated quilting software to master quilting in no time The automated quilting software are intuitive tools that allow you to design...

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Izy's Scrap Happy Star Quilt

Posted by Kathleen Aragon on

Izy's Scrap Happy Star Quilt

I have been looking all over for this exact quilt pattern, and I was overjoyed to find a link to it online! This quilt is beautiful, and I just love all the colors and shades in the quilt. I can’t wait to make a few to put in my home, and also give to friends and family for gifts! This would be a great birthday present. I know that anyone I give this quilt to will be eternally grateful … it’s so warm and cozy, and absolutely adorable.   The best part about this quilt is that it is perfect...

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