Archive | November, 2019

The Demise of Loretta and Adding Soul to Your Quilt…

This week the topic is long arms.  What they are, how to decide on a design, and (if you’re not performing the long arming), how to talk to your long arm artist.  This blog doesn’t discuss loading your quilt, tension issues, or anything else involving the mechanics of a long arm.  A long arm is […]

Lower Those Feed Dogs and Proceed with Confidence!

Last week we discussed how important quilting some of your own quilts can be — how that really increases your skill level as a quilter. And we focused primarily on using the walking foot. However, as much as you may love quilting with your walking foot, there may come a time when nothing but lowering […]

Quilt as Desired? Seriously?

Here’s the scenario…you’ve cut your fabric. You beautifully pieced or appliqued all your quilt blocks. You’ve sewn those blocks into rows. You’ve put on the borders (correctly…so they’re not waving at anybody). Now you get to the last line of the quilt pattern instructions:  Quilt as desired. Aaaannnnnndddddd that’s where a lot of us freeze.  […]

Prints and Solids…Which Works Best

My favorite part of making a quilt is picking out my fabric.  Now let me make a quilting confession:  I couldn’t always say this.  It wasn’t until after I had quilted several years that my fear of choosing the wrong fabric began to fade.  Sometimes I still wonder if I have made the right choice, […]