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  • Free Motion Quilting

    I was looking at some of the beautiful quilts in the gallery, and I was wondering how to get the machine stitching so there is that little space between the stitches. Mine all seem to run together. Cassie
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Cassie on Tue, Jun 21 2011
  • Re: Quilting a panel quilt

    The quilting may be enough, but you can add detailing by using motion in the quilting. In the sun add some rays going out and maybe a cloud or two in the sky. The border could use some swirls to bring it to life. If you want to add more detail meaning adding more to the quilt itself, how about a small...
  • domestic machine quilting, help please

    I've been working through a book "Easy Machine Quilting". I've done the exorcizes on 14" blocks, they turned out really well and like to use my domestic machine for quilting. But now I have a lap quilt (maybe a little bigger) I want to start on. I've done a bit, but find myself...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Bitty95 on Sun, May 22 2011
  • Need Quilting Advice Please

    I just finished this Crown Royal Quilt and I am still at a loss on how to quilt it. Usually by the time I have all the piecing done I know exactly how I am going to quilt it - This time I am totally stumped! HELP!!! The only thing I do know is I don't want to stitch in the ditch. I thought about...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Joy on Thu, Feb 24 2011
  • What kind of thread to you prefer?

    There are so many different manufacturers of thread and so many different weights and types. What do you prefer for each part of making a quilt? I was told to use 50wt cotton thread for piecing and 30-40wt thread for free-motion. I was also told to stay away from coats & clark thread, but how can...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Joy on Sun, Jan 16 2011
  • Re: Thread breaking

    HI Granny M, I think that I am also late in this discussion, did anyone mention tension? As a Longarmer that is the first problem with breakage. Then sharps needle is also very helpful along with slow to medium speed. Works for me! Judylee
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Judy Lee on Sun, Jan 16 2011
  • Re: Free motion quilting

    Toby, I am also learning free motion quilting. I tried the suggestions from the professionals but that didn't work for me. I decided to try just making a straight line and concentrate on even stitches. Every few seconds I stopped and adjusted the practice quilt and my fingers. I also moved the needle...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Sharon on Mon, Aug 16 2010
  • Re: Free motion quilting

    toby, try not to quilt too large an area at a time, just what will easily flow under the needle gini
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by gini on Sat, Aug 14 2010
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