Fall has finally arrived and I must apologize for not writing for so long! I spent the entire month of September in Colorado and Idaho, hiking and climbing mountains. I got to watch the Aspens turn from vibrant green to yellow to blaze orange. I also saw abundant wildlife, including Rocky Mountain elk, Shiras moose, Mule deer, ptarmigan, and grouse, to name a few of the species. It was wonderful, but physically exhausting.
Tips and Tricks for Better Machine Quilting
This blog post is going to be a bit out of the ordinary, but after posting some photos of a particular quilt on Facebook, I got so many nice comments that I decided to tell the history of this quilt because it’s a story I love to tell!
The name of this quilt is “I’m Not from Baltimore, Bakersfield Edition”, and here is its story...
When I started my latest quilt (Asian Arcs), as I was working on it, I began to wonder how other quilters choose their next project.
For me, after I complete a “show” quilt, I usually feel completely spent and mentally fatigued, so I just want to work on a “no-brainer” quilt just to enjoy the process, the colors, the fabrics.
Over my 20 years of teaching machine quilting, I’ve seen students with every make and model of sewing machine in my classes, and I’ve come to realize that there are several features on sewing machines that can really make or break the success of the quilter. It’s also common for my students to ask me about which features they should shop for when purchasing a new sewing machine, so here are some important features to keep in mind when you’re in the market for a new machine.