Pat Sloan’s 4 tips for machine quilting with a walking foot (video 📹)

From Pat Sloan's Teach Me to Machine QuiltNeed a little creative confidence when it comes to machine quilting? Especially if you’re just starting out?

Pat Sloan (right) has taught thousands of quilters her tried-and-true techniques for getting quilts done. ALL THE WAY done. And that includes DIY-ing the machine quilting.

If you’ve yet to try machine quilting or if you’ve tried it and weren’t happy with the results, Pat’s got a great idea for you: keep it simple. She teamed up with Baby Lock Sewing Machines to create a series of videos that pair perfectly with her “Teach Me” series of books. The video below reveals Pat’s four favorite tips for keep-it-simple quilting:

  1. How to start and stop a line of machine quilting
  2. How to pull the bobbin thread to the top of your quilt (to avoid tangled
    messes on the back)
  3. How to pivot your quilt when you need to sew in a different direction
  4. How to use the decorative stitches on your machine for unique effects

Watch the video—and then grab a UFO and give Pat’s ideas a try!


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You can watch more from Pat’s “Teach Me” video series here.

In Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt you’ll not only find step-by-step instructions for walking-foot and free-motion quilting but you’ll also get nine of Pat’s pretty patterns, including:

Mini Charm Star quilt
This cute Mini Charm Star quilt

Checkerboard Hearts quilt
This adorable Checkerboard Hearts quilt

Cherry Pie quilt
This fun two-color Cherry Pie quilt

Dresden Candy Dish quilt
This delightful little Dresden Candy Dish quilt

See five more projects from Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt >>>


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Pat Sloan's Teach Me to Machine QuiltWhat are you waiting for? Learn more of Pat’s machine-quilting methods in her book and get those quilts DONE! As always, when you buy a book at our website, we’ll send you a link to download a digital copy of the book for FREE.

How do you typically quilt your quilts?

  • With a walking foot
  • With a free-motion foot
  • With a checkbook 😂
  • I hand quilt my quilts!

Tell us in the comments!


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