Category Archives: Machine Quilting

Whirlwind

Finally, the last of the new patterns for Spring/Summer!  This pattern features a focal print in the border, and notice the secondary pinwheels that are formed with the corners of the blocks.  Introducing Whirlwind: I originally designed this for a … Continue reading

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Travertine

Here is more info on the latest quilt pattern designs.  Travertine is another design that uses only 3 fabrics, making shopping easy: The simple graphic nature of this quilt makes it good for those who don’t like busy designs, including … Continue reading

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Network

The next new pattern that we will look at is Network: This design uses only 3 fabrics.  To me, that means much less shopping stress!  I chose a neutral background with 2 contrasting colors.  The quilt pulls you in to … Continue reading

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Lanterns

In my last post, I mentioned that I would explore each of my new patterns in more detail.  Let’s begin with Lanterns: This quilt was designed to feature many medium/large scale prints.  I wanted to make each block big enough … Continue reading

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Machine Quilting Ideas: Easy Street

The first two posts on Machine Quilting Ideas featured quilts that were contemporary, and the quilting that I chose was an all-over repeat of one motif.  For today’s post, we will look at a more traditional approach, one that I … Continue reading

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Machine Quilting Ideas: Rock Candy

For so many quilters, free-motion quilting skills are a challenge.  Even for those who have the technical ability, the creative inspiration is still a challenge.  Deciding what to quilt, and where, can reduce us to a heap of indecision.  That can stall a … Continue reading

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Rulers for Pin-Basting

Here’s another great tool for machine quilting – or rather, for pin-basting your quilt in preparation for machine quilting.  Did you know that you can get a 60″ aluminum ruler at hardware stores? The long, straight edge helps to make straight borders, … Continue reading

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