Pumpkin Patch – a raw edge applique quilt

Pumpkin fields As you can see, the fabric reminded me of the pumpkin fields. I loved the wildflower and weedy background and the repeated yet varied shapes of the pumpkins in all different sizes were just begging to be stitched over! Piecing the quilt I decided to use the Mischief Night fabric as a wide …

balloon and cloud mobile

Making Mobiles: papercraft on the Juki DX7

Tools and Materials white and bright pastel A4 card paper scissors for cutting the cardboard shapes a pen or pencil for tracing the design pretty thread for stitching the mobile together a topstitch needle for stitching through the cardboard layers an awesome sewing machine Cutting out the card shapes I chose A4 card in the …

Juki TL QVP Mini arm height is tall like a long arm

The Little Machine that Behaves like a long arm

Long arm quilting machines are becoming more popular and many quilters are looking for a smaller more affordable version of these amazing but expensive machines. Machine Quilting frames can provide the same freedom of movement as their long arm cousins, for a fraction of the cost. Quilting frames are designed to work with home sewing …