Tag: longarm quilting

Quilting the Quilt: An Introduction to Curved Crosshatching

Contrast (noun). “The state of being strikingly different from something else, typically something in juxtaposition or close association.” The word contrast is a key word in a quiltmaker’s vocabulary. We look for contrast in fabric shades, print scales, patch sizes, thread choice, and even quilting texture to make our projects more appealing. When it comes…

Get the Most out of Your Longarm Quilting Machine!

Longarm quilting isn’t as easy as some people make it look. I know firsthand! Although I don’t own a longarm quilting machine (it’ll happen one day!), I’ve practiced a bit on other quilters’ machines, and I can certainly attest to the “practice makes perfect” adage. Owning one is a huge commitment! Once I get my hands on…

Absolute Beginner Machine Embroidery

Quilting Video Tutorials Made Just for YOU!

Many people are visual and auditory learners, so quilting videos tend to be really helpful when trying to master a technique or make a specific quilt or project. Quilters’ preferences vary widely, so we like to offer guidance in a variety of areas. Here are some of our tutorials that are quite helpful.   Absolute Beginner Machine…

Stand Up Quilters, Learn the Longarm Fundamentals

A quilt without quilting is just a blanket. Not only does quilting add another level of texture and personality to your quilt, but quilting a quilt on the longarm, midarm or shortarm is just plain fun! Usually when we start quilting ourselves, we begin tentatively, with questions and feeling unsure we’re doing it all right. In this…

Quilting the Quilt: Find Your Feather Style

Feathers can be quilted in many different ways, and no one style is better than another. Use the feather style that suits your quilt project and your skill level. With a little practice, you’ll soon be feathering every quilt in sight!  I reached into the Love of Quilting vault and came across this informative article on…

How I Love Long-Armers…

I have a pair of arm-warmers. This is not the same as a long-armer. Arm-warmers are like detached sleeves from your favorite sweater that come down over your hands with holes for your thumbs. They look like this: They’re very helpful if you ride your bike when it’s cold, which I do quite a bit.…