Category: quilting tips

Why Have My Quilt Finished On A Longarm Quilting Machine?

The main reason you might want to have your quilt finished on a Longarm quilting machine is that the longarm computerized stitching adds value to your quilt. Quilts are usually passed down through the generations. Having your quilt finished by a professional longarm quilter will ensure the life of your quilt through the years. The […]

What Type Of Batting Should I Use?

There are several good brands of batting in the marketplace. I use 100% cotton or an 80/20 cotton blend that has been needle-punched. The benefits of using needle-punched cotton batting is that the batting will not separate or bunch up, even after many washings. When washing use as little agitation as possible or wash in […]

How Do I Prepare My Quilt For Longarm Quilting?

You want to make sure all your seams are ironed flat and there is not a lot of fabric bulk. This is one of the most important step to producing a high quality product. Too much fabric bulk can cause skipped stitches during the Longarm quilting process. Check for loose threads on the top side; […]

Why Do I Get Skipped Stitches?

It’s not uncommon to get skipped stitches when sewing, especially after sewing a few projects . If you experience skipped stitches change your needle. Needles wear out due to the constant friction. Some materials such as Batiks are harder on the needle and require a needle change between projects. Good quality needles are important. Schmetz […]

Can I Use One Large Piece of Fabric For My Quilt Top?

Yes, you can use one piece of fabric for your quilt top. Your quilt top does not need to be a piece work top. There are many beautiful fabric patterns available. I have seen quilts with Grunge fabric on one side and a complimentary pattern fabric on the other side,no piece work. It does give […]

Do You Need Your Quilt Based Together?

Some Quilters just want to hand stitch together their quilt top, batting and backing of their project. This hand stitching gives the quilt a nice traditional feel. That’s great! To make your hand stitched quilt project easier, try having you quilt layers based together on a longarm quilting machine. This make the job much easier. […]

Are You Looking For A Longarm Quilter?

Look no further! Visit Lady VanWinkle’s website. Click on the testimonials and take a look at the Quilt gallery. Are you looking for one on one service to choose a pattern and select a thread color? Lady VanWinkle’s is the place to go! Are you looking for high quality stitches? Lady VanWinkle’s the place to […]