Posts tagged: "machine quilting"

  1. New Book Release: Machine-Quilting Idea Book

    Posted by on December 4, 2019

                          Whether you’re a machine-quilting aficionado or a machine quilting-wannabe, Vicki Ruebel’s new Machine-Quilting Idea Book is for you! So many quilters love to piece traditional quilt blocks (myself included), yet so many machine-quilting books focus on quilting wholecloth solid fabrics so that the quilting […]


  2. Wish List Day! Blue and white, machine-quilting ideas, and sweet stitcheries (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 1, 2019

    Welcome to Wish List Day at Stitch This! We’re excited to introduce you to new Martingale books coming your way in December. Keep track of your favorites by using the “Notify Me” and “Wish List” options at ShopMartingale.com. Browse the latest batch of Martingale books below; then enter to win your favorite book of the […]


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

    Posted by on June 21, 2019

    Need 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 […]


  4. Easy quilt-as-you-go method for smallish quilts – 3 simple steps

    Posted by on February 8, 2019

    Have you tried the easy quilt-as-you-go method? It’s packed with some serious quilting magic! You start by basting your backing and batting together; then you stitch the pieces for the patchwork on top of the batting and backing. Which means you’re machine quilting your project at the same time you’re piecing it. Mind blown! If […]


  5. How to set up your sewing machine for free-motion quilting: 12 essential steps

    Posted by on December 14, 2018

    Have you ever wanted to learn the secrets of expert free-motion quilters? How do they dream up their designs? How much practice did they need before their machine quilting started looking great? Are there any tips or tricks to machine quilting that they know . . . and I don’t? Short answer to that last […]


  6. Do you doodle? 180 new ways ahead (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 20, 2018

    A doodle a day keeps the UFOs away! Doodle quilting has taken the quilt world by storm—and now there are 180 more doodle designs at your fingertips! In this sequel to the best seller 180 Doodle Quilting Designs, you’ll learn to free-motion quilt in three easy steps: 1. Trace a doodle 2. Draw a doodle […]


  7. Wish List Day! Fat quarters, doodles, mending, and embroidery (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on May 2, 2018

    Welcome to Wish-List Day! We’ve got a fun sneak peek for you—a look at new books coming your way in June (including one from yours truly!). Keep track of the books you want by using the “Notify Me” and “Wish List” options at ShopMartingale. Browse the latest batch of Martingale books below—then enter to win […]


  8. Get free-motion quilting: meet your you-can-do-it teacher (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 11, 2018

    No fancy machine needed, no PhD in quilting required—start free-motion quilting right now with this sequel to a best-selling book for machine quilters just like you! Author Lori Kennedy is back with 62 more fun motifs and tons of tips, tricks, and techniques that will turn you into a top-notch machine quilter (yes, YOU). In […]


  9. Free-motion quilting around appliqués: Pat’s got your back! (video) 📹

    Posted by on April 6, 2018

    Perhaps you mastered stitch-in-the-ditch machine quilting . . . Then you moved on to walking-foot curves . . . And now you’re playing with your free-motion foot: loops and curves are looking good! So, what’s next? In her book Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt, Pat’s mapped out how beginners can start machine quilting […]


  10. Do you free-motion doodle? Try this machine-quilting mashup

    Posted by on March 7, 2018

    If you’re like a lot of quilters (like we are), you’ve likely tried free-motion quilting. You’ve traced, you’ve doodled on paper, and you’ve mastered a few tried-and-true motifs on your machine, which you use all the time. You’re good at them, so you stick to them, right? But maybe those motifs are getting a little […]