Thursday July 31st 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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Chattanooga, TN is a Top 45 “Place to Go.”

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The New York Times named Chattanooga, Tennessee one of the “Top 45 Places to Go” in the World. Tucked between [Read More]

Free Pattern: North Carolina Star

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We’re enjoying the FIRST AQS QuiltWeek in Charlotte, North Carolina, July 30 through August 2, 2014. In honor of [Read More]

Mary Olson’s MIDNIGHT at the Celtic Garden

Mary Olson’s MIDNIGHT at the Celtic Garden

In this enthusiastic video, learn about Mary Olson’s 98″ x 98″ quilt, MIDNIGHT AT THE CELTIC GARDEN, [Read More]

Inspired by Libby!

Inspired by Libby!

AQS friend Libby Lehman, a beloved woman, wife, mother, talented quilter, teacher, and artist is struggling with [Read More]

AQS Winners Honored in Mississippi

Two past AQS winners, Norma Grissom of Corinth, and Dorothy Dailey from Burnsville, are being honored in their home [Read More]

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