Friday August 22nd 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Machine Quilting’

Lisabeth’s Wreath

Lisabeth’s Wreath

Helen Squire’s circular continuous line quilting pattern, Lisabeth’s Wreath, is a beautiful choice for hand or machine quilting! It measures an easy-to-use 7½” diameter that can be changed with the percentage enlarger on any copy machine. Why not coordinate [Read More]

FMQ 101: Part 2, Let’s Do It!

FMQ 101: Part 2, Let’s Do It!

Who’s ready for a little sewing fun? If you’ve never tried free motion quilting (FMQ) on your domestic sewing machine, here’s a little challenge to give you a taste of it. Last week, I mentioned seven quick steps for getting ready to FMQ. If you missed that article, [Read More]

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]

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The Quilt Life: The Final Issue

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The American Quilter’s Society has made the very difficult decision to cease publishing The Quilt Life magazine after [Read More]

Free Pattern: KIRUTO by Scott Murkin

Free Pattern: KIRUTO by Scott Murkin

This pieced quilt is a unique example of tessellating. The block design is visually obscured, and a subtle illusion of [Read More]

Des Moines Special Events 2014

Des Moines Special Events 2014

Everyone enjoys the AQS QuiltWeek events! From the outstanding contest entry quilts and fantastic special exhibits to [Read More]

Best Wall Quilt at Charlotte in 2014

Jackie Perry won the Best Wall Quilt award at AQS QuiltWeek – Charlotte, NC 2014. Her quilt, BALTIMORE ALBUM [Read More]

Free Pattern: STARS IN THE GARDEN

Free Pattern: STARS IN THE GARDEN

Bring your blooming garden inside! Pam Bono’s STARS IN THE GARDEN pattern for place mats and a table topper [Read More]

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