NQC LIVE! June 2021

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Welcome to National Quilters Circle’s June Q&A! Ashley Hough and Colleen Tauke chatted through viewers questions on being nervous to send your quilt to a long-armer, picking out a easy pattern for beginners and much more. Watch now to catch up with our community!

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6 Responses to “NQC LIVE! June 2021”
  1. Pat
    Pat

    Do you need to have batting between layers for quilting? What if you want a thinner quilt?

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      Customer Service

      Hello Pat,

      We’ve received an answer for you from our expert:

      While some believe you “must” have three layers in order for something to be considered a quilt- this isn’t necessarily true. If you are wanting a lighter weight quilt, you could always use something like flannel for the backing fabric and not use any batting at all.

      Please email, chat or call Customer Service if we can assist you further.

      Sincerely,

      Sarah
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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  2. Demity Baughman
    Demity Baughman

    I’m new to quilting and I have a new Brother sewing machine that is working great. But everybody I know has a fancier machine and I’m wondering if and when I should think about upgrading. And if I’m not going to do embroidery, which machine would you recommend?

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      Customer Service

      Hello Demity,

      We’ve received a response for you from our expert:

      I would not worry about having a “nice” or “fancy” machine. As long as your machine is still working and doing what you need it to do, I would keep it. If, when you are ready to upgrade, I would recommend looking at other machines that maybe have additional features that you might be looking for in a machine and go from there.

      Please email, chat or call Customer Service if you need further assistance.

      Sincerely,

      Sarah
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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  3. Carol A Gipple
    Carol A Gipple

    Any advice on what brand of sewing/quilting machine to buy. ie Brother, BabyLock, Juki, Janome. I want functions auto threading, push button cutting, autolock stitch, up/down, drop in bobbin, etc. Reading reviews have cons.I want a machine that doesn’t have issues

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      Customer Service

      Hello Carol,

      We have received a response from our expert about your question:

      I don’t have brand loyalty and personally have a Brother, Viking, Janome and Bernina machine. Most brands have models of machines that have all of those features that you are wanting. I would recommend trying out several different brands of machines at dealer shops, if possible, to see if there is a brand that you find easiest to use or like more than another.

      Please chat, email or call Customer Service if you need further assistance.

      Sincerely,

      Sarah
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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