Quilting Sewing Machine
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by Angela Ret
3d ago
Choosing a Sewing Machine for Quilting at Home Have you mastered piecing and been sending your quilts out to be quilted? Are you thinking of buying a machine on which you can quilt at home? There are many factors you need to consider as you look for that one special machine that will provide you with hours of quilting fun. And quilting is fun! But how do you know which machine will help you achieve your quilting goals? When buying a sewing machine for quilting, a few things that should be considered are: The size of the throat area The larger the area the bigger the projects you can mak ..read more
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Super Simple Quilted Placemat
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by Cathy Jaynes
2w ago
Super Simple Quilted Placemats Do you have a couple of coordinating fat quarters that you just don’t know what to do with? Then, this little quilting project might be for you. In it you will learn how to make placemats. This is also a fun way to practice your piecing, straight line or free motion quilting and binding on a small doable project. It’s a perfect project for a beginner but also a quick and easy project for any level. Getting Ready for This Placement Project Keep the finished placemats for yourself. Or give them as gifts! If you want to make more than two, just double the fabri ..read more
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A Quilter’s Guide to Thread Weight
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by Cathy Jaynes
1M ago
A Quilter’s Guide to Thread Weight There are two sewing aspects to quilting…piecing the top and the actual quilting of the quilt. You may want to use different thread weights (thicknesses) for each. As you head to the fabric store or quilt shop to buy your thread for quilting, you may be wondering what weight of thread to purchase. In this blog, whether you use 100% cotton or polyester sewing machine thread, we’ll help you decipher what a thread weight means and which weight threads may be just right for your quilt projects. This way, you can make the best choices when you are looking for t ..read more
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Five Sewing Projects for Mother’s Day
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by An Kesenne
1M ago
Five Ideas for Sewing a Gift for Mom Handmade gifts often carry special sentimental value because they are made with love and care. In this blog post we are highlighting some wonderful sewing projects and inspiration for easy diy mother’s day gifts. Just scroll down and discover five projects that are easy to sew and make a very special gift for your beloved mom. These are the five things you can sew for your mom. Additional details about the projects follow the list below. A Pillow Cover for a throw pillow finished with a French Seam that fits your mom’s sofa. 2. A Gardening Knee Cushio ..read more
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Quarter Circle Love Ring Quilt Block
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by Ernie Grant
1M ago
LEARN TO MAKE QUARTER CIRCLE BLOCKS THE EASY WAY If you like things nice, easy and quick, then you’ll like this quarter-circle (QC) block design called the “Love Ring”. You can use this lovely block to make a Love Ring Wall Hanging Quilt for Mother’s Day. I’ll show you the great Four-At-Once Quarter-Circle shortcut to making sixteen quarter-circle blocks using four 10-inch square blocks.                                                           L ..read more
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Beginner's Guide to Fabrics for Quilting
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by Cathy Jaynes
1M ago
Beginner’s Guide to Fabric for Quilting If you are new to quilting and go to a fabric store or quilt shop you’ll see that they have lots and lots of fabrics. They come in many colors, prints and types. This could be overwhelming when trying to choose a fabric for your project. You might be wondering…Is one type of fabric better than another for quilting or can you just use anything? Does the quality of fabric used matter when quilting? What fabric traits or fabrics should you stay away from when making your first few quilts? Is fabric for quilting expensive? In this blog, I hope to give ..read more
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Beautifully Attached Hook and Eye Closures
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by An Kesenne
2M ago
How to Sew Hook & Eye Closures Hook and Eye Closures are commonly used in clothing and accessories to fasten two edges together. They can withstand a good amount of stress and are best known as the closures for bras but they are also used for tops, dresses, children’s clothes and even above zippers in skirts. You can use them on waistlines, neck openings and cuffs. If you are new to sewing on hook & eye fasteners or have done it before and need a refresher, read on. We’ll explain how to place hook-and-eye fasteners correctly. You attach them with hand sewing. There are different ways ..read more
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Madam Sew’s Free Quilt Blocks and Quilted Projects
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by An Kesenne
2M ago
Free Quilt Block Patterns and Quilting Projects Welcome to the world of quilting! Whether you're a seasoned quilter or just starting out on your creative journey, there's something truly special about the art of piecing together fabrics to create beautiful objects. We are thrilled to share with you a curated collection of free quilt tutorials all written for Madam Sew. These blog posts cover everything from quilt blocks to quilted accessories, offering inspiration and guidance every step of the way. So, scroll, click and dive into the Madam Sew world of Quilting! There are free tutorials for ..read more
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Free Sewing Patterns and Project Tutorials
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by An Kesenne
2M ago
An Overview of the Madam Sew Free Sewing Projects Welcome to the Madam Sew collection of easy free sewing patterns, tutorials a,nd inspiration for sewing enthusiasts, both beginners and more advanced, all written by the Madam Sew Team. We have been sharing tutorials about sewing and quilting on MadamSew.com for more than five years now and we decided to give you a more structured overview of our little goldmine. All the sewing patterns below are free, with no cost attached, and a lot of them can be made with fabric scraps, which makes it even more economical. Some tutorials have printable PD ..read more
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Quilt As You Go Pattern
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by Ernie Grant
3M ago
MAKE A QUILT-AS-YOU-GO EASTER BUNNIES BLOCK IN 7 EASY STEPS                                                                             Quilt-As-You-Go Easter Bunnies Block Are you looking for a simple, stress-free and creative way to quilt? Then, the Quilt-As-You-Go (QAYG) method is perfect for you! The QAYG block skips the extra step of quilting the block after it has been pieced. With QAYG, the bloc ..read more
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