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Machine Quilting Tutorials

Are you a topper or a finisher? I am both. I’m comfortable with piecing AND machine quilting my quilts. I know a large number of quilters who make tops all the time, but because lack of machine quilting skill and / or budgetary restraints these tops languish in the cupboard, unfinished.

With the advent of commercial quilters those who don’t wish to quilt their quilts don’t have to. You can organise to deliver your quilt top to a commercial quilter who will provide in the cost the batting and the backing fabric. So easy – but sometimes a little more expensive than we can afford.

The invention and introduction of small machine quilting units for domestic quilting as seen more and more quilters taking that giant leap of faith and learning to machine quilt their quilts. Either using domestic sewing machines or these new mini long arm quilting machines, the quilter is gaining lots of skill and satisfaction from completing her quilt from “womb to tomb”, so to speak!

There is a flood of machine quilting tutorials on the web and I’ve taken some time to bring to you the ones I think are worth looking at. I hope something here sparks off some quilters to have a go at quilting for yourselves. Enjoy!

a great tutorial for the Beginning Free Motion quilter from Patsy Thomspon

this tutorial is a combination of photos, instructions and video from Prudent Baby

another simple beginner’s video from Quilting Tutorials

Some great step by step instructions on beginning stipple quilting from Oh, Fransson!

This is my favourite Machine Quilter and her stuff is simply fabulous – from Leah Day at Free Motion Quilting BlogSpot

here is a fairly comprehensive tutorial including tools and gadgets for free motion quilting from Quilting Daily

I consider this woman another expert in the art of machine quilting from Cadouri-din-inima Blogspot

another great beginner’s tutorial from Anyone Can Quilt

a little more advanced YouTube Video from Quilting Arts

this tutorial covers techniques when using the walking foot for machine quilting. This is brought to you by Craftsy

this quilter is considered to be a “freak of nature” and I say that with great respect. I’ve attended classes with this quilter and she is truly amazing. From Sharon Shamber

If you like feathers, you’ll love this tutorial on drafting feathers from Sue Garman

and here we have some free quilting stencils for you to use from Forest Quilting

a cute tutorial on how to quilt pebbles from A Few Scraps BlogSpot

here’s some hints and tips for straight line quilting using your walking foot from Tall Grass Prairie Studio

if you have a Janome machine this video is for you from Leah Day

a fabulous tutorial from the Missouri Star Quilt company

I like this tutorial because it talks about preparation and you can’t be too prepared when it comes to machine quilting. From Generations Quilt

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