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Machine quilting is a fun part of the whole quilting process, but if you are a piecer or appliquer more so than a quilter, you can bring in your quilt to be Machine Quilted, for quotes on price and more info, email

Stippling and loop-d-loops

Loop-d-loops with Aztec patterns attached

All over garlic pattern

Loop-d-loops with leafs, hearts and stars

All over pattern

All over swirls

Some things to consider before bringing your top to be quilted:

- Do not baste or pin your quilt sandwich, bring three separate items - top, batting and backing. Mark the top and backing if it is directional.

- Your quilt should be pressed, squared and stray threads cut. These services can be provided for an extra fee.

- Trimming selvage before piecing the backing with a 1/2” seam and ironing the seam open will improve the appearance of the finished quilt.

- Backing should measure 6” larger and the batting 4” larger than the top in width and length (I.e. 2-3” each side)

- If you have pieced borders or pieced blocks to the edges of your quilt, stabilize the edges with stay stitching 1/8” from the edge.  

- Always start a new project    with a fresh needle.

- Match the size of the needle   to the weight of the tread.

- Test your thread and tension    on a scrap sandwich,    different thread, fabric and    batting, all are making a    difference in your final    project.

- When experience skipped    stitching: wrong needle for    the fabric or thread you are    using, batiks and other    tightly woven fabrics require    a Microtex Sharp needle, the    point is fine and sharp and    the needle will go through    the fabrics that much easier.

- Batting has a right and wrong    side. When layering your    quilt make sure to place your    

  batting so that the dimples    are up and the pimples are    down.

- When using metallic thread,    try using an Embroidery or    Topstitch needle with a    very smooth fine polyester    thread in the bobbin.    Because the thread is    partial and the needle is all    metal, they both will heat    up and can cause thread    breakage, take a break to    let it, and you:) cool down.

- My personal preference    needle for general sewing    and most machine quilting    with regular  polyester    threads is the universal    70/10 or 80/12 needle

- Don’t be afraid to try    anything, if it works, use it!

Tips about machine quilting:

All over cloud pattern

All over fire pattern

All over water pattern