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Sit Down Machine Quilting With Rulers Spotlight: Straight Edge

Quilting with rulers is the easiest way to really spectacular quilting. The ruler gives you the stability you need to create beautiful designs within blocks, borders, and sashing. But learning how to use the ruler properly can be a little daunting. That’s why I’m so excited to share that this spring I’ll be teaching a […]

We’ve Got Some Exciting Classes Coming Your Way!

Claudia Pfeil Master Quilter DVD

I have been hard at work putting together my spring schedule of classes and I’m so excited for everything we have coming up! We’ve got everything from piecing techniques to machine quilting on the stand ups AND the sit down domestic machines. So are you ready to learn a lot this spring? Take a look […]

Fresh Scenery in the Studio From Mary Bauer!

Quilts by Mary Bauer hanging in the Quilted Joy longarm studio

I have some beautiful new quilts in the studio to share with you all. For the next few weeks I get to drool over the beautiful quilts from Mary Bauer. Mary is a local quilting queen and every quilt she makes blows me away! Mary began sewing when she was ten years old and after a […]

Beginner’s Guide to Machine Quilting: Batting Fiber Types

Just as there are many choices when it comes to the fiber type you can choose for your thread, quilt batting comes in a variety of different fibers. You may have encountered 100% cotton batting and 100% polyester batting but there are many other fiber types to play with too. Heck, you can even find Alpaca batting! For this article we are going to talk about the most common types of batting and why you might choose one type over another.

In our previous articles we defined some of the terms you’ll hear in the batting world. Just as there are many choices when it comes to the fiber type you can choose for your thread, quilt batting comes in a variety of different fibers. Heck, you can even find Alpaca batting! For this article we […]

Beginner’s Guide to Machine Quilting: Batting Definitions Part 2

Beginner's Guide to Machine Quilting: Batting Definitions Part 2

In the last Beginner’s Guide to Machine Quilting post, I started talking about some common batting terms. Today I’ve got a few more terms you’ll often hear about batting. There are many different ways all the little fibers that make up a batting can be held together. There are different terms used to describe each […]

Longarm Guild: Grid Based Quilting Designs

Grid based filler quilting design. Quilted by Angela Huffman on APQS Millennium longarm quilting machine.

The Longarm Guild will be meeting next Wednesday, August 3 at 10:00am at the Quilted Joy showroom. This month we’ll continue discussing grid based quilting designs! Last month we gave an introduction to grid based quilting with some common designs. This month it’s time to let your imagination take off! We had a couple of volunteers who […]