Make Quilting Pop with Big Stitch Machine Quilting
April 6, 2019 |
| Quilting How-To
Use Your Walking Foot for Decorative Quilting with Heavy Thread!
If you like the look of big-stitch hand quilting but prefer to quilt by machine, you’ll love this technique for big-stitch machine quilting with a walking foot.
Susan Cleveland does an outstanding job of demonstrating how to achieve big decorative quilting stitches using heavy thread. In the process she explains her clever method for making each stitch seem separate.
She also provides many great tips for machine quilting in general. This a must-see video whether you plan to make big decorative stitches or do standard walking foot quilting.
Susan’s favorite heavy thread, which works well with all machines, is 12 wt. Spaghetti by Wonderfil. It comes in a wide variety of colors, which you’ll find here.
She recommends Superior Topstitch needles in either 90/14 or 100/16 to work with the heavy thread.
Watch Susan’s video at the following link.
This video is one segment from Susan’s “Creative Quilting: Alternatives to Free Motion” class offered through Bluprint (learn more here). You already have access to the entire course if you’re a Bluprint member. Learn more about membership here.
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