Supplies

Do you need quilting gloves?

Quilting gloves are good for keeping your hands warm, for sure, but it’s even better for quilting on a domestic machine. With so many to choose from, which do you get, and is there a cheaper option?

How to start quilting with rulers

With so many choices on the market, it can be difficult to decide which quilting rulers to buy.  Over time you will collect many rulers but there are a few that will make creating quilt motifs with rulers a joy.

Needle success

You knew that though.  There’s hand stitching, tapestry needles and then there are machine needles.  And there are a lot of things about machine needles that impact your stitch quality.  I’m not talking longarm machine needles here, they still confuse me.  All those numbers on that box remind me of everything I still have to …

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Dramatic effects with stencils

Quilt stencils have been a handy tool for quilters on both domestic and longarm machines for years. But do you choose details or frameworks?

Patchwork in-the-hoop

Patchwork in-the-hoop is the method of creating patchwork blocks using your embroidery machine.  It is a matter of hooping stabilizer or background fabric, and then following the instructions to create a patchwork block that looks like you made it the traditional way.  Essentially, patchwork in-the-hoop is a form of foundation piecing with your embroidery machine. …

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