Quilting the Quilt

March 20, 2018
Quilting the Quilt: Owning the quilt process
Longarm rental studios are popping up all over—giving quilters the power to regain control and “own” the quilting process from start to finish.
January 2, 2018
Quilting the Quilt: Now you see it, now you don't
When you’re faced with choosing the “lesser of two evils,” wouldn’t it be nice to have a third option pop up that suddenly saves you? Invisible thread to the rescue!
October 17, 2017
Quilting the Quilt: Are you ready for a longarm?
A longarm quilting machine can bring you years and years of fun as you whittle your quilt top stash down, making room for more projects. It is an investment that could last a lifetime, so you’ll want to look at...
October 10, 2017
Quilting the Quilt: Embracing the curves
Experiment with ‘wavy’ rulers to add movement, dimension to quilts...
June 13, 2017
Quilting the Quilt: Oh, the places you can go
Any quilter who has packed supplies for a weekend retreat knows how hard it is to decide what to bring and what to leave behind. Imagine trying to make those decisions when your trip won’t be just for a weekend, but potentially for a lifetime!
April 4, 2017
Quilting the Quilt: Positive outcomes with negative space
All quilting adds some texture to quilts. You can control the overall effect by using flatter or thicker batting, thinner or thicker thread, and contrasting or blending thread color.
February 7, 2017
Quilting the Quilt: Magic Fingers
Longarm quilting on APQS machines transforms lives on the tiny tropical island of Mauritius east of Africa.
December 13, 2016
Quilting the Quilt: Bending the Lines
In recent years quilters have explored modifying the traditional 45-degree crosshatching grid by changing the angle to 60 degrees, creating a diamond-shaped grid.
November 1, 2016
Quilting the Quilt: variegated threads
Let the blending of Autumn colors inspire your quilting. Why choose one color when you can have a multitude?
September 6, 2016
Quilting the Quilt: Add a glow (with FREE bonus pattern)
In the U.S., red, white and blue take center stage for much of the summer as stars and stripes dominate decorating schemes. This quilt is simple and quick to make, and by quilting some of the elements with glow-in-the-dark thread the quilt can easily transition from day to night.