Tag "longarm quilting"

Edge stitch your top for a better quilting experience

When I finish piecing a quilt top I have a one final step before it is really considered “done” – sew around the edges with an eighth-of-an-inch seam allowance. I learned this trick from a professional longarm quilter. Sewing the running stitch around the edges does a couple of things that will make for a better quilting experience, even if it’s not you doing the quilting. The stitch acts as

Finishing my own quilt on the longarm

I’m quilting my triangle boot camp quilt tonight at Quilting By You in Bettendorf, Iowa. It’s a great place because there are three longarm machines that you learn to use and rent time on. Before Quilting By You, I always quilted on my home sewing machine, which was OK for crib-sized projects, but is a big pain for anything larger. So last night I prepped my quilt for the longarm

Virtual Shop Hop – A Quilting Bee, Mahomet, Ill.

You can find A Quilting Bee in charming downtown Mahomet, Ill. It’s the kind of main street that is just a couple of blocks long, filled with small shops where you used to be able to buy everything you needed before Walmart came along. The quilt shop, which is located about 15 minutes from Champaign/Urbana, has an impression collection of children’s prints. There are soft pastels that are great for