Machine Quilting Lessons from a Beginner

It’s been so long since I quilted anything bigger than a mini on a domestic machine, that I’m now back to beginner status. Here are a few things I’ve learned.

1. The more quilting you add, the less you notice individual wobbles.

2. These gloves help. I wish I had remembered them sooner.

3. Wind bobbins before you start.

4. Always stop with the needle down to reposition your hands.

5. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, lock the wheels on your machine cabinet. Go ahead and laugh. Yes, I skated all over my floor until I realized I could do this.

All of the above things, I learned the hard way. Now you don’t have to.

Have a great day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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5 Responses to Machine Quilting Lessons from a Beginner

  1. Jeanne says:

    I did laugh, sorry, but I assure you that it was more in recognition of something that would happen to me too!

  2. I think your quilting looks fabulous!

  3. johannes123qqq says:

    Thank you Katy!

  4. All good tips! Take breaks and stretch!

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