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How to Do Machine Quilting with Lois Podolny and Nancy Arseneault

(Show 1907) Quilting friends Lois Podolny and Nancy Arseneault then tell the tale of their meeting and mutual admiration, and share a trunk show of their work. The two have very distinctive styles, but often critique and offer suggestions for each other’s works in progress. Each then shares a technique for machine quilting. Lois gives you a clever way to quilt concentric circles in metallic thread, using a drafted freezer paper pattern that acts as a bumper guard for your machine foot. Nancy walks you through her machine quilting process, offering advice from preparing your sewing machine and work area, through proper bobbin winding and making sample thread sandwiches. Their combined wisdom will do wonders for your quilting!  Ricky shares a quick-and-easy method for binding a small quilt top, which cleverly renders the binding seam on the back almost invisible.

To start the show, Ricky demonstrates how to finish a quilt with a mock binding and sleeve. He and Alex refer to it as "birthing" a quilt. This might also be described as the "pillowcase" method of finishing a quilt.

Block Featured: Circles

Presser Feet, Templates, Binding, Sleeve, Quilting Design, Stationary Quilting Machine, Longarm Set-Up, Art Quilts
Series 1900

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