Domestic Sewing Machine vs. Longarm … Which is better? – Intro to Free Motion Quilting

Welcome to our Intro Free Motion Quilting series! We are so excited about this course so we can help give you the confidence to finish your quilts yourself on your home sewing machine or longarm.

I have so enjoyed making this series and showing you all how you can take four basic quilting stitches and transform them to create limitless combinations on your quilts.

I hope you have enjoyed it too and watched your quilting skills blossom and improve with continual practice.

But now it’s time for a comparison, we’re going to take a look at my quilting skills on the domestic sewing machine verses the longarm. Watch as I take a look at each design and talk through the pros and cons of each machine when you are quilting your quilts.

If you haven’t watched our intro videos on the supplies you’ll need and how to use your stencils and Pounce Pad, make sure you watch those first on our class page:

We have created four reorderable quilt kits using solid fabrics from Northcott Colorworks. The richly colored fabrics are fabulous to work with, and it will make it very easy to see your stitches and make your stitching the star or the show.

Make sure you grab a stencil kit, which contains the four stencils and pounce pad we are using to learn the four basic stitches. And grab the quilt pattern, which is FREE with the purchase of any Free Motion Quilting Kit.

Supplies we are using:
Free Motion Quilting Series Pattern:
Free Motion Quilting Stencil Kit:
Free Motion Quilting Quilt Kit:

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  1. I really enjoyed your videos. They make me want a long arm machine more.

    I have my Baby Lock machine on my dining room table. I am going to try putting it on the right end of the long side of the table with the part where the needle is toward me. Then I will try to do my free motion quilting.

    I think it will help by supporting all of the rest of the quilt lying on the table.

    We’ll see how it goes.



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