Monday March 23rd 2015

Posts Tagged ‘Machine Quilting’

Video Tutorial: Peapods and Peapod Variations

In these two videos, HQ Ambassador Angela Walters shows how to create simple, flexible peapods amid traditional pebbles. Watch this and be inspired…even if you don’t do machine quilting! Then she changes the background filler, changes the scale, and changes the [Read More]

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]

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American Quilter’s Society Welcomes Third Generation of Founding Family

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From the Land of Enchantment, a Video Quilt Show

From the Land of Enchantment, a Video Quilt Show

Grab a cup of coffee or tea, get comfortable, and enjoy a video quilt show! Gail Garber gives a personal tour of her [Read More]

FREE PATTERN: Lightning Zig-Zag

FREE PATTERN: Lightning Zig-Zag

Here’s a cute quilt that can be made from colorful stash fabrics plus solids, or combine white charm squares with [Read More]

Meet the Author: Kathleen Shea

Meet the Author: Kathleen Shea

Kathleen Shea learned to sew as a child, about the same time that she discovered the wonder of the PEANUTS® [Read More]

Paducah’s Renaissance

Paducah’s Renaissance

Dynamic. Vital. Flourishing! Paducah, Kentucky has undergone a renaissance. With museums, galleries, and thriving art [Read More]

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