Machine Quilting Confetti Ribbons

Professional machine quilter JoAnn Gruber of Eagle River Alaska shows us her technique for making her “Confetti Ribbon” design for machine quilting. This is easily adaptable to stand up or sit down quilting because it is simply a meander that is crossed over!! Her great explanation and drawings will make you want to grab a […] Read more »

Burying the Knot

In machine quilting many quilters prefer to have no “start and stop” stitches (locking stitches taken in the same place). Instead they prefer to leave the tails of the threads hanging (always with BOTH threads on the TOP of the quilt (watch this video if you do not know the importance of bringing up the […] Read more »

Part two of Stitching in the Ditch Video

The second of two videos with Marguerita showing how to manage the bulk of the quilt while quilting it as well as tips to prevent puckers in the backing. Get started now with your kit of recommended tools for basic machine quilting from Quilters Candy Shoppe. Ask for your “Quilting Videos” discount price when you […] Read more »

Bringing up the bobbin thread

Before starting your free motion machine quilting, it’s important to bring the bobbin thread to the top of the quilt to make sure it doesn’t tangle or get caught in the race and create a “thread nest”. In this video Marguerita McManus shows how to bring up the bobbin thread. This is a good technique […] Read more »