Posts tagged: "machine quilting"

  1. How to transfer patterns to fabric for quilting: no-mark method

    Posted by on December 4, 2014

    There are many ways to mark designs on a quilt top in preparation for quilting. But have you ever tried not marking your quilt top? See how six-time Martingale author Mary M. Covey transfers her beautiful machine-quilting patterns to fabric without pencils, pens, or chalks ever touching her quilts. No-Marking Method for Machine Quilting from […]


  2. Free-motion quilting for those who think they can’t (blog hop + giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 11, 2014

    Do you dream of free-motion quilting on your home sewing machine? You need a teacher. And a copilot. And a cheerleader! Today we introduce you to an extraordinarily talented young quilter, Molly Hanson, who wears all three hats for you in her new book, Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners (and Those Who Think They Can’t). With […]


  3. Can YOU quilt it? You bet—learn how now (+ big giveaway!)

    Posted by on March 6, 2014

    If you ever wondered, “How did she quilt that?,” you’ve been in the same boat as Kim Diehl’s preferred machine quilter, Deborah Poole. A hand quilter for years, Deborah taught herself how to free-motion quilt, step by tiny step. Now she’s sharing her own brand of shortcuts and secrets for free-motion quilting in her new […]


  4. Making a quilt sandwich: step-by-step tutorial

    Posted by on March 4, 2014

    In a recent Quirky Question we asked what one quiltmaking skill you’d like to get better at—and we were surprised when so many of you chose the same thing! Can you guess what so many quilters want to improve upon? If you guessed quilting your own quilts, you’d be as right as a 90-degree angle. […]


  5. 501 quilting design motifs + 8 ways to mark a quilt (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on February 27, 2014

    If you quilt by hand or machine—or if you’re one of many quilters who is ready to try her hand (or machine) at quilting your own quilts—you simply must get to know our #1 bestselling book on the art of quilting. Why now? Because it’s finally available in paperback for a new low price! Whether […]


  6. Strip quilts to (speedily) eat up your Jelly Roll stash (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on January 28, 2014

    Fess up: how many of you have so many unused 2½" strips that a sinkhole is taking shape in your sewing space? As beautiful as that sinkhole would be, it’s not where we imagined our glorious fabric finds would wind up. Don’t we all want those cotton ribbons of delight to end up in quilts? […]


  7. How to quilt a quilt—6 quick ideas

    Posted by on April 25, 2013

    You’ve just finished your quilt top—time to tackle the quilting! Some quilters gleefully embrace this essential part of finishing quilts; some hire a machine quilter by rote or drop their quilt top onto the UFO pile to finish…later. Although the words “quilt as desired” and “instant gratification” aren’t typically uttered in the same sentence, there […]


  8. Long-arm look, home machine: meet Eva Larkin

    Posted by on December 11, 2012

    If you’re looking for someone to help you to learn how to machine quilt at home, look no further—we found her! Whether you’ve gone as far as experimenting with your own quilting designs for machine quilting or you’re at the “um…what IS free-motion quilting?” stage, popular author and teacher Eva Larkin welcomes you. Read on […]


  9. How to machine quilt for beginners

    Posted by on November 26, 2012

    Several weeks ago, in answers to the “wish for a talent” Quirky Question, a common aspiration was shared among Stitch This! readers—to be able to machine quilt like a pro. Funny so many of you would wish for that particular talent, as I (and others in the Martingale office) have wished for the same ability […]


  10. Easy free-motion quilting designs: a stippling sensation

    Posted by on August 14, 2012

    Are you a wannabe machine quilter? I am. I want to do my own quilting, but I rarely do. I love to stipple, and I can do a mean stitch-in-the-ditch. I can do some very basic loops and stars, but mostly I just stipple. I’m ready to expand my stippling skills. Aren’t you? Author Eva […]