I am often asked about my favorite machine quilting resources, the products I use for my machine quilting. Below you will find a list of a few of my favorite things. Check out my online store for more machine quilting resources and products.
Although I use a lot of different kinds of threads, the ones that I use the most are So Fine! (by Superior threads) and Aurifil 50wt cotton.The colors that I use the most are light yellow, light grey, pink, and green.
I love everything about Quilter’s Dream Batting, from the people in the company to the products that they sell. I have been using them since I started quilting 10 years ago! Most of the time I use their Poly Select batting, which is a low-loft polyester batting. I love how it resists creasing and has a nice feel to it. Sometimes, I will even use two layers to give my quilts a little more poof. I have also used their wool, cotton and puff batting and have not been disappointed in the least!
I do all on my quilting on my HandiQuilter Avante quilting machine. In this blog post, I tell why I got the machine and what I love about it! You will often see me doing demos for HandiQuilter at various quilt shows, during videos for American Patchwork and Quilting, and even using the Avante during my Craftsy classes.
Other machine quilting notions that I rely on include:
The Supreme Slider
Machingers These grippy gloves allow me to have more control of the quilt sandwich when quilting on my home sewing machine.
Design A Line Stencils: these stencils allow me to quickly mark grids and blocks for easy quilting.
Straight Ruler: I use this on my longarm for all my straight line quilting, I absolutley love it!
Pounce Pad: I love using this for marking my stencils. I have one in white and blue (to use on white fabrics)
When it comes to learning online, my hands-down favorite is Craftsy! Craftsy has several free classes available as well as paid machine quilting classes. What I love most about them is their platform. Instructors (such as myself) log in constantly to answer questions, encourage students, and interact on a personal level. But the biggest perk? The classes are 100% satisfaction guaranteed and you keep them forever.
I have several classes on Craftsy, click on the image to learn more about them!
I love to write books about quilting as much as I like to actually quilt. My most recent books include:
Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters
I know that there are many, many other resources available to machine quilters. This is not meant to be comprehensive list, it’s just a few of the things that I like. I hope it helps!