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Thread Color for Machine Quilting

I’m learning to use your quilting methods on my longarm machine. They are very clear and well done, thank you so much. My question is: You suggest always using the same thread on the bobbin as well as the top to eliminate the bottom thread showing up at any time on the top, and as well you suggest changing threads on top with the different color changes of the piecing. It all looks great, but does that mean we change the bottom thread each time we change the top thread?

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Adhering Embellishments to Art Quilts

I love the look of decorative embellishments on art quilts, but how do you adhere them to the fabric? Sometimes it doesn’t look like there is any stitching at the top of the embellishments. Submitted by Debra Hi Debra! This is a great question. It can be so much fun to make these embellishments, but…

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How to Sandwich a King Size Quilt

I have a question and hoping maybe someone can help me. I need to know how other quilters sandwich a king size quilt. I tried the floor – no good. I have two tables – too small. My husband said he would build me something, but wondering how others do it before we go that…

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A Simple Pattern to Start

What is a good way to start learning to quilt on a sewing machine? I’m looking for simple quilt pattern to start with. I’ve tried quilt in the ditch on a smaller quilt but now I want to try something a little larger. Any ideas on where to start? Submitted via Facebook You’ve come to…

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Adding a Ruffled Border

If I want to put a ruffled border around a rectangular baby quilt, do I cut the material on the bias or straight of grain? Any other tips for the best way to go about adding a border like this? Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated. Thank you! Submitted via Facebook…

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Best Foundation Piecing Method

Hello, I am looking for the simplest means to do foundation piecing. I have discovered there are different methods and I am quite confused. Do you have any guidance or instruction that you would recommend? Thank you. Submitted by email Unfortunately this is a very complex question with no simple or right answer. There are…

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Fabric Quality for Beginners

What are your thoughts on fabric quality for beginners? I’ve heard it said that beginners may not want to use to use good quality fabric in their early quilts because they may make mistakes and thus waste good fabric. But if you’re ripping pieces apart, the cheaper fabrics tend to really fray and stretch, and…

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New Quilter Shopping List

I am very new to patchwork, and wanted to ask about the most helpful tools I should buy to start my very first patchwork quilt. (Apart from a sewing machine!) Which fills I should buy? What are the most efficient rulers I should have? I see a lot of quilters using a rotary cutter too,…

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