The Ultimate Guide To Machine Quilting For Beginners

Machine Quilting

Congratulations!

You have completed piecing a quilt top.

Now we must decide how you are going to quilt it. You have several options to choose from including hand tying, hand quilting or machine quilting.

Machine quilting is the fastest of these three methods but does require special feet.

Most beginner quilters are hesitant to use their home sewing machine because they believe that the quilt will not look nice once it is complete. New products like spray adhesives and marking tools have made it much easier to complete the quilt at home.

A word of caution here: if you've made a quilt top that's queen size or larger, the space to the right of the throat plate may not allow you to quilt the machine at home.

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19 Quilt Flower Patterns You’ll Want To Start Today

quilt flower patterns

Do you miss your beautiful, colorful garden during the long winter months

Or maybe you have a plant-crazy parent or friend in your life, and you want to give them something extra special this year. 

Whatever your reason may be, we have an exciting list of flower quilts patterns to show you that are sure to inspire your “quilting thumb,” as well as your “green thumb.”

Let’s go over individual flower quilt blocks, entire quilt patterns, and even some gorgeous applique flower print patterns to give you a great variety of options to try out. 

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You Can Make A Beautiful Barn Quilt Yourself — It’s Easy!

Barn Quilt Patterns ideas

Barn quilts are a well-loved tradition in rural areas and have gained more popularity in the past couple of decades.

Whoever came up with the idea to use quilt patterns for barn art was a genius.

Though the origin of the first barn quilt is unknown, what is certain is that barn quilts exude a warm, cozy, homey feel to everyone (even those who may not quilt or live on a farm).

In this post, I will show you the steps to making a barn quilt and answer some questions you may have about how to make barn quilts.

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Wondering How To Miter Corners On A Quilt? We’ve Got You Covered

how to miter corners on a quilt

When creating a quilt, sometimes we decide we want to add an extra border to our projects, whether adding more length and width or just enhancing the aesthetic of the overall quilt.  

But what do you do if you want to add a little extra panache to your border?

Today, in an easy-to-follow step-by-step tutorial, I want to show you how to create mitered corners on a quilt, specifically for borders. 

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11 Excellent Sewing Kits For Your Quilting And Sewing Needs

best sewing kits

Sewing is an exciting hobby/passion to learn, but how do you know which notions you need to start?

There are hundreds of different notions and tools available, and it can feel a bit overwhelming when you are just starting out. 

Luckily, many companies have excellent sewing kits for beginners to take the stress out of choosing the perfect items for beginner projects.

In this post, we’ll go over what to look for in a sewing starter kit, and then I will show several great options to get you started.

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15 Free Irish Chain Quilt Patterns That Are Beautiful And Easy To Make

Irish chain quilt pattern

For a beginner quilter, finding a quilt pattern can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming and confusing.

There are so many gorgeous designs out there, but what would be a good starting point for a beginner to hone in on their piecing and cutting skills?

My answer: the single Irish chain quilt.

This pattern has everything a beginner could need to learn the basics of quilt making and have fun doing it.

Irish chain quilts have a timeless design that’s so pleasing to the eye.

Let’s take a look at 15 free patterns to choose from to create your own. 

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