How do you quilt on a home sewing machine?Jan 9th, 2012 | Category: Frequently Asked Questions, Machine Quilting
This is one of the questions I am asked most frequently, but how do I answer it? What does the inquirer really want to know? Are they asking how to fit a large quilt in the opening beside the needle or are they wondering how the stitches are formed? It is such a big subject, many entire books have been devoted to it. How do I quilt large quilts on my home sewing machine?
I have decided to tackle the subject over the coming weeks in a new blog series on machine quilting. During this series we will consider:
~ for marking (and not marking)
~ how-to books
~ quilting designs
~ starting and ending stitches
~ quilting straight lines
~ quilting free-motion
~ adjusting thread tension
We’ll talk about design and how to choose the right lines and shapes to bring your quilt to life. We’ll consider what features to look for in a sewing machine, if you’re in the market. We’ll look at quilts and other art forms for inspiration and motivation. And hopefully, by the time we’re done, you will know exactly how to quilt on a home sewing machine!