Learn to Machine Quilt on Your Home Sewing Machine

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Learn to machine quilt in Angela Huffman's Machine Quilting Primer: Baby Quilt Class

In my (slightly biased 😉) opinion, quilting is easily one of the most addicting hobbies. There’s something so special about searching for the perfect fabrics and putting in every stitch. And I especially love being able to say “I made this quilt myself from start to finish.” It’s so fulfilling to know all those hours spent…

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Nancy’s Patchwork Sampler Quilt

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Patchwork Sampler Quilt

How sweet is this patchwork sampler quilt Nancy asked me to quilt for her? I’ve had the opportunity to see many different sampler quilts over the years. I still believe sampler quilts and blocks of the month are a great way to learn piecing. New quilters get the opportunity to learn in small bite sized…

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Certified Used APQS Longarm Machines Just Released!

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"Certified Used APQS Longarm Machines" APQS Millie Longarm Machine

APQS just released a few certified used longarm machines! These longarms were fully inspected at the factory and come with a 1 year warranty. Some of the newer machines will have a longer warranty and will be listed below. They all come with a brand new table and you get to choose what size table.…

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Two Sweet Pinwheel Quilts from the Longarm Machine Renters

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Colleen's Patchwork Paddock Quilt

Pinwheel blocks are such fun to put together. As common as a pinwheel is, there are still multiple variations. There is the classic pinwheel which are half square triangles rotating the same direction around a center point like in Colleen’s quilt below. And there are variations like the pinwheels in Rhonda’s quilt. However you make…

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New Angela Walters Rulers are Here and I’m so Excited!

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If you’ve been following longarm machine quilting online, you’ve probably heard of Angela Walters. She a super sweet longarm and domestic machine quilter who creates some really phenomenal quilts. In 2017 she teamed up with Creative Grids to create fun and unique machine quilting rulers. And now she’s at it again with three brand new…

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Mary Jo’s Sampler Quilt: a Good Example of a Classic Design

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Mary Jo's Sampler Quilt with spring greens and butterflies

We have all seen a sampler quilt. These quilts contain many different blocks to create a beautiful modge podge of color just like Mary Jo’s sampler quilt. These quilts also had a purpose beyond being pretty. Before the internet and a plethora of quilting books and magazines, a quilter would make and keep a single…

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Using a Design Board to Create that Perfect Circle

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Awesome Ocean quilt, quilted at Quilted Joy, using the bubbles design board

Free motion quilting is faster, though not often easier than following a predetermined design on a pantograph or design board. Making your design shapes consistently the same size can be tricky. But the design element that can be downright impossible without some sort of aid is the circle. Even with a pantograph, circles can be…

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Anita’s Vintage Inspired Pinwheel Block Quilt

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Vintage inspired pinwheel block variation quilt in cream, green, and orange colors

When we talk about classic quilt blocks, I feel like you can never leave out the pinwheel block. I see this block in so many quilts representing so many different styles. And I’ve loved seeing the block evolve as quilters play with lots of different variations on the pinwheel. Today I wanted to share with…

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Our Longarm Machine Renters Play With Circles

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Blue Batiks Orange Peel Quilt

Let’s be honest, straight lines are so much easier to piece and so we see most quilts made with straight lines. But the circle is a beautiful shape and belongs in quilting as well. Not all of these quilts were made with round seams. In fact, applique can be the easiest way to create a…

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