Thursday March 6th 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Machine Quilting’

From our Archives: An APQS Tutorial on Loops in Border

Here is a video tutorial from APQS that we first shared in October 2011. When you stretch out your loops and make them elongated you get a very simple but effective border design. If you alter the height of those loops it adds a little drama. This is one of the easiest [Read More]

Fill’er Up Quilting Designs

Fill’er Up Quilting Designs

Exquisitely illustrated, Renae Haddadin’s Fill’er Up Quilting Designs unveils detailed secrets of her award-winning quilting designs, including how to visualize different filler designs and understand their interaction with the quilt’s other elements. The book’s [Read More]

Playful Prismatic Flowers

Playful Prismatic Flowers

By Barbara Olson The wondrous array of flowers in nature is the inspiration for my Prismatic Flowers technique. It is not meant to replicate a flower petal by petal but to capture its essence in a playful way. Fabric choices: Explore your fabric collection and look for [Read More]

Congratulations Sally Terry – HMQS Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations Sally Terry – HMQS Teacher of the Year!

We’re so glad Sally is part of the American Quilter’s Society! You can benefit from Sally’s teaching experience via any of the books she’s published with AQS: Pathways to Better Quilting: 5 Shapes for Machine Quilt Patterns (#6509) Hooked on Feathers [Read More]

Everything old is new again

Everything old is new again

Paula Nadelstern was in the Denver area last weekend, and I got home from Paducah just in time to have dinner with her and our friends Mary Austin and Luana Rubin. Paula’s very funny, with a great New Yorky sense of humor. She’s also a keen observer of the quilt world. [Read More]

The Best in Quilting Design Books

The Best in Quilting Design Books

Create Your Own Dream Feathers by Peggy Holt You’ve probably heard the saying “it’s not a quilt, until it’s quilted.” The full line of quilting design books from AQS will give you unlimited choices and inspiration for all of your quilting [Read More]

Free Dragon Quilting Design from Lone Minkkinen

Free Dragon Quilting Design from Lone Minkkinen

Celebrate the Chinese New Year and The Year of the Dragon with a free quilting pattern designed by Lone Minkkinen, author of Quilting Designs from Nature. This continuous line quilting design is perfect for machine quilting but, can also be adapted for the hand quilter. [Read More]

Sue Nickels Workshop at The National Quilt Museum

Sue Nickels Workshop at The National Quilt Museum

  3-Day Workshop Beginner/Intermediate Learn machine appliqué using an easy raw edge fusible technique from AQS author Sue Nickels. Sue has been quilting for 32 years, starting by hand and gradually focusing on machine work and teaching machine techniques for the past [Read More]

Infinite Feathers Quilt Designs by Anita Shackelford

Infinite Feathers Quilt Designs by Anita Shackelford

Working with simple tools, learn how to create designs that fit perfectly in the blocks and borders of any quilt. This beautiful book includes designing motifs, continuous line patterns, innovative designs, transferring designs, and more. The pattern section features over [Read More]

Fun with Stencils and Pounce Pads

  AQS author Sue Patten shows us how to properly use a pounce pad. Sue Patten is the author of “Adaptable Quilting Designs” and “Quilting Possibilities: Freehand Filler Patterns.” Click here for more information about Sue and her books.     [Read More]

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Free Pattern for Quilted in Honor Giving Quilt

Free Pattern for Quilted in Honor Giving Quilt

The Quilted in Honor Giving Quilt challenge deadline is near, but you still have time to enter! Here’s a pattern for [Read More]

FMQ 101: Getting Ready

FMQ 101: Getting Ready

I had a little conversation with Lori Kennedy of The Inbox Jaunt the other day. I told her “I’m not a machine [Read More]

New Author Cathy Busch!

New Author Cathy Busch!

Cathy Busch learned her first sewing-related skills after school in a small town in Ohio. She would spend time with a [Read More]

New Video – Best Bed Quilt at Phoenix QuiltWeek

In this new video from AQS, Elaine Brelsford interviews Gail Stepanek who, along with Jan Hutchison, won first place in [Read More]

A Barn-side Salute to American Quilters!

A Barn-side Salute to American Quilters!

Have you wondered when and where the unique tradition of barn quilts began? The first use of quilt patterns on barns in [Read More]

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