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Hello! I have made a Reddit account for my wife for her to ask questions about quilting. She is currently inbetween 2 quilting machines. Singer Patchwork or Singer C7290Q Trying to figure out which one to buy and also importance of stitch count to needle threader auto to built in.
Any help would be great thank you!
Anyone have any tips for making hand quilting less painful for someone with chronic hand and wrist pain? Needle shapes that work for you? Extra tools? I usually machine quilt on a domestic machine but I have a project that I think would look nicer hand quilted with a thicker thread than my machine would allow.
So I made my first quilt using a layer cake. Ive picked up another cake to try another pattern. But in regards to sewing along the pinking edge, should i match the peaks of the points to the straight edge of the other piece? May seem like a silly question but Im just trying to learn :))
I drafted a pattern and wanted to test it out by making a small version. It worked :)
You guys were so nice and helpful last time, I’m gonna ask for more help.
I am putting ruler(s) on my Christmas wish list (along with a cutting mat and rotary cutter). I’ve been looking at the creative grid rulers and so my question is what the difference is between their regular rulers (I have the 12.5” square and 8.5” x 12.5” rectangle on my list right now) and their stripology line.
Lately I’ve been very much into the bag making (just starting out) and I’ve made 5.5”x14” , 6.5”x14”, 9”x12.5”, 2.5”x12”, 12”x12”, 16”x16” among others. Just to give an idea about the sizes I’ve cut the most lately. So I figured a 12” square would be useful, but that it would also be useful having one that’s a bit longer.
So now the question is what the differences are between the two lines and would I be better off having one bigger one or two smaller ones.
I just gathered up all my small batting bits and boy do I have a lot! I am making a big throw pillow and want to use this to stuff it. Is there a good way to chop this all up that won't take forever and will yield small enough pieces to make the pillow nice and fluffy?
First time doing this with blues rather than balck and whites. I'm already really happy with the result!
I'm getting ready to go through all of my unused and scrap fabric to make various quilt tops (applique and patchwork) I have always had a hard time with binding and it's my least favorite part of quilting. I have tried a few different methods and what is easiest for me is cutting individual strips for each side and then folding the corners under. I have always had trouble with mitered corners. What are your binding techniques? Do you have good tutorials? Also, for your appliques do you use a zigzag stitch? (I always use a straight stitch and I do prefer the frayed look once the quilt is washed) I've quilted for years but my finished product is not as nice as most so I'm trying to perfect my techniques.
I started a new project all hand work again.
I’m based in Sweden, and looking for a machine that is as close to a long arm without actually buying a long arm.. I have a Brother CX70PE which is fine for piecing but struggles with quilting larger quilts. I narrowed it down to a semi industrial straight stitch, with the biggest throat space I can find. There is a juki dealer in Sweden, but they are a few hours away. There is a Janome dealer in my town, but the HD9 is currently sold out. If anyone has thoughts about one model versus the other (or another that is available in Europe), I'd love to hear them!
I'm looking for fun patterns that use pre cuts. I hate cutting, so I love using pre cuts! Charm packs, Jelly Rolls, Layer cakes, any ideas?
I made my first jelly roll rug! I'm so glad it's finished. I really like how it turned out.
What's your opinion? I can't really spend more than $1000.00- THANKS!
Brother's website sells them but none are compatible with the SE1900. Per the manual it's a low shank but any I've tried specifically for low shank machines don't work - when I lower the presser foot the quilt sandwich can't move under it. The foot sits too low.
Has anyone had luck finding a ruler foot or somehow modifying one to fit on a Brother SE1900 machine?
I have half a yard of each and would like to make a throw. What easy pattern ideas are there?
I'm making some wall hangings with panels...kinda like a flag. Is it ok to use heavy felt as batting? The panels will be used seasonally.