Looking for a new sewing machine but don’t know where to begin? Start by reading this blog!
I regularly receive emails seeking advice on the purchase of a sewing machine to make quilts. I always take the time to answer as best as I can in private, however I see that this is becoming quite a regular question. That’s why I have decided to write a blog featuring my best tips for buying a sewing machine so that I can help more quilt enthusiasts with this great purchase!
Tips for buying a sewing machine
I contacted several sewing machine vendors as I wanted to get some help when giving advice reflecting what’s available on the market today. I was really happy to have two businesses interested in collaborating on my project. You might wonder why I reached out to vendors? Because the first thing you should do when purchasing a sewing machine for quilting IS to find a store specializing in the sale of sewing machines in order to ensure that you receive adequate assistance following your purchase.
The holiday season is fast approaching and that’s when our friends and families become overwhelmed as they have no idea what to get us quilters! I have summed up the top 5 must haves any quilter would love to receive this season. So don’t hesitate to like and share so that all of your friends and family can read along.
One of my personal goals for 2017 is to feature a Canadian Artist every month on my blog. I have written a few Meet the Designer segments in Quilter’s World and thought that I should start the same segment on my blog to celebrate our local talent! And I believe this is the year to start as we are celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday.
Do not hesitate to make suggestions in the comments section below!
The binding is one of the last things we do on our project, so it is quite natural that it is one of the first things we forget. That’s why I believe it to be our 11th step in the 12 steps to successful quilt making.
OK, some might think that this one is a bit bias. But it’s my blog 🙂
If you have an addiction to beautiful fabrics and have tons stashed in your house, this is the best pattern to showcase them all! You don’t even have to use much of each. In fact a 1″, 1 1/2″, 2″, 2 1/2″ strip is all you need of each piece.
I wrote this pattern trying to make my dream quilt. PlumEasy Patterns believed in my project and helped me create a template to sew my quilt with ease. And the rest is history as we say!
So like and share this post with all your friends who are wondering what you are going to do with all your stash! Don’t forget to leave a comment below so that I can keep track cause come December 25th, I will be randomly selected one lucky winner who will receive a copy of my pattern as my Christmas gift to you!
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There are so many things I love about Victoria! Of course she makes beautiful quilts but she is so much more! She is very active with the Quilt Alliance, writes inspirational blogs and holds a Hats & Gloves drive for kids in NYC… that’s just to name a few things. She also got me to do some soul searching every January to find the key word for my year and turn it into a quilt!
And she has so many gift ideas to choose from: I would love the Star Storm Quilt AND her new Aurifil thread collection.
If you have many Jelly rolls laying on your shelves collecting dust: This is the absolute best present you can ask for!
Marti has been in the quilting industry for over 40 years and is always finding ways to keep right on track with what we need! We all love to get the 2 1/2″ strips from our favorite fabric collection but sewing strips together can become a bit boring. These 3 templates will help you create more intricate designs.
I have to admit that this was on my list of projects to make since Spring but had to delay due to my health problems. But I plan on making one next year! Sharyn is the original Tuffet lady!
You can order the pattern with the foundation pattern only or get a complete kit so that you don’t have to run around to find the foam, feet and all the other little things you need to make a fabulous tuffet.
I spoke of the Free-Motion Quilting Workbook yesterday but I have to say that I used it with THIS BOOK! I love how Christina explained free-motion quilting in this book and it has helped many of my students.
So if you plan on adding Learning free-motion quilting to your list of things to do in 2017: you need this book under the Christmas tree.