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Lucy’s Quilt & Colour Theory Tips

We made this quilt for our friend Lucy when she went to University. Lucy’s quilt is so bright, my husband runs for his sun glasses, but it makes my heart dance. I love how the intense saturated colours fall into simple ordered chaos as the bold floral prints are flanked by stripes on each side and plain squares in the corners. The stars of this show are the Juki TL QVP Mini straight stitch and the Juki 2200 QVP long arm machines. Although the Juki TL QVP Mini straight stitch is my  ...

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Festival of Quilts 2018, Machine Quilting frames

How to set up a Machine Quilter Frame

Like a Long Arm We're going to show you just how easy it is to set up a Machine Quilter frame.  A Machine Quilter frame is like a little long arm, just easier to set up and take down.  A Machine Quilter frame gives you the same freedom of movement as a long arm for a fraction of the cost. They don't take up as much space either.  Machine Quilter frames are designed to fit into our smaller English and European homes. They simply clamp to a table.  If you're wondering about the table, follow  ...

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Tips & Tricks

Quilting Tips from the Pros

We're not huge sports fans in our family. But we do enjoy the tennis, especially Wimbledon. While enjoying the tennis this week I was struck by the sheer power and agility of the players. Watching the games, I noticed this moment of tension as they are waiting for the serve. The crowds get quiet and the player gets in position rocking slightly back and forth on their feet, poised to go in any direction to return the serve. Quilting Tips from the Pros All the players; Federer, Anderson,  ...

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Machine Quilting frames, raw edge applique

Red Berry Raw Edge Applique

I've been loving Raw Edge Applique for the past few years. I enjoy how fast and easy it is to make a pop of colour! Usually,  raw edge applique is done sitting down at the sewing machine.  But this tutorial is different. We'll show how to raw edge applique using a free motion quilting technique directly on your quilt on the frame. Inspired by red berry summer fruits, we'll be appliqueing lots of luscious strawberries in a variety of shapes, colours, fabrics and threads. First lets talk  ...

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