Monthly Archives: February 2013

Machine Quilting with Specialty Threads

Have you done machine quilting with specialty threads — such as glitter, metallic, and hologram threads? Here are some tips to try when you use these threads. • Use a larger needle (unless it is a finer thread) • Loosen … Continue reading

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Practice Free-Motion Doodling

Practice does make perfect — especially when it comes to free-motion machine quilting, either on a sit-down machine, a stand-up longarm, or a domestic sewing machine. The HQ educators always emphasize the importance of “doodling” quilting designs to build muscle … Continue reading

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Estimate How Much Thread You Need to Quilt Your Quilt

These tips are also posted daily on the Handi Quilter Facebook page. Thank you to Superior Threads for this tip. We often are asked how much thread it takes to quilt a quilt. It depends on the size of the … Continue reading

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