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What is Longarm Machine Quilting?

Domestic vs. Longarm Machines

Domestic Sewing Machine – This is the sewing machine that you would use at home for regular sewing (& maybe embroidery). The head** is stationary, and you move the fabric when sewing or quilting.

Quilt being quilted on a longarm machine
Elephant quilt being quilted. Parts of a longarm quilting machine

Longarm Machine – An industrial type sewing machine where the ‘head’ moves instead of being stationary. The machine head** is moved from one side to the other while stitching (head moves, fabric stationary). Continue reading What is Longarm Machine Quilting?

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5 Golden Rules of Quilting

5 Golden Rules of Quilting

Rules Were NOT Made To Be Broken!

A couple of weeks ago, I talked about the Rules of Quilting That WERE Made To Be Broken.  I received several emails commenting on those rules, and telling me about their encounters with the “Quilt Police”.  There is a difference between developing good sewing habits, and just not knowing what to do.  Here are some of the ‘basics’ that I have always taught beginning quilters.

5 Golden Rules of Quilting
Professional tips for successful quilting and piecing.
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