Beginner’s Guide to Machine Quilting

Get started with machine quilting with the Beginner’s Guide to Machine Quilting. Angela Huffman of Quilted Joy wrote this series of articles for machine quilters of all skill levels. You’ll find articles covering a variety of topics for beginner machine quilters using both stand up longarm machines and sit down domestic machines. You’ll also find helpful articles for more advanced quilters as well!

Some of the topics covered in the Beginner’s Guide to Machine Quilting series include:

  • How to Quilt Feathers
  • Choosing Thread for your Quilt
  • Machine Quilting Thread Types
  • Thread Weights and
  • How to Read a Thread Label
  • Batting Types
  • Quilting with Specialty Fabrics
  • And so much more!

Angela Huffman's 5 BEST Binding Tips!

Our 5 BEST Binding Tips Everyone Should Know!

You’ve made your quilt. You’ve quilted your quilt. Now, you have one final step – binding! Since quilting binds us together I thought I’d bundle up my 5 BEST binding tips for you.  1) Use a Binding Chart Grabbing a calculator to make sure you have enough strips to make the

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Quilting Arch Borders with APQS Lenni

Rule Your Quilt: Quilting Arch Borders

There are so many beautiful ways to quilt a border. One of my favorite ways to fill in a quilt’s border is to grab an arc ruler and create beautiful arch designs. I love how versatile the simple arch design can be thanks to easy changes to the arch’s height,

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Setting Your Bobbins Tension

How To Set Tension On A Longarm Quilting Machine

Tension. The Secret Recipe.👩‍🍳 Have you ever watched one of those cooking shows and discovered a delicious looking recipe that looked easy on television but when attempted in your own kitchen the results are terrible? Setting tension on a longarm machine can feel a lot like that. It can look

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Using a ruler to quilt a crosshatching quilting design on a longarm quilting machine

Rule Your Quilt with Crosshatching

Few quilting designs seem as classic as crosshatching. Crosshatching is found in traditional, contemporary, and modern quilts. I love using crosshatching to fill large spaces or behind applique to allow the piecing to really shine. Of course, to quilt that simple grid I’m relying on my favorite rulers. I have

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Quilting with Circle Rulers - Angela Huffman shares tips and ideas for adding circles to your quilting

Rule Your Quilt: Quilting with Circle Rulers

Adding circular motifs to your quilting can give fabulous results. The perfect symmetry of a circle really draws the eye and the circle itself can be a container for beautiful free motion quilting. But quilting a perfect circle can be a bit challenging. That’s where quilting with circle rulers comes

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Rule Your Quilt - Ruler Work on Patriotic Quilts

Rule Your Quilt: Ruler Work on Patriotic Quilts

I have so much fun quilting with rulers. The designs you can create with a simple ruler can be beautiful, intricate, and inspiring. This year I’m writing a series of articles for Quiltmaker Magazine and APQS all about machine quilting with rulers. My latest article was recently published in the

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Angela Huffman- Triplet Momma. Quilter. Teacher. Thread Bimbo

I’m Angela- Co-host of the Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting PBS show. APQS Long arm Dealer and Educator. Triplet Momma.Designer. Thread Bimbo.

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