Quilting with machine embroidery is an easy way to finish off the top of a quilt or be creative with quilt blocks. With the popularity of personal embroidery machines increasing, many quilters find it cost-effective to quilt their own projects instead of sending them to a professional. Also, for those who quilt by hand, this process can get the job done in a fraction of the time.
Quilting With Machine Embroidery Basics
While quilting with machine embroidery may sound cumbersome, it doesn’t have to be if you follow the instructions and have the correct embroidery supplies. This style of machine quilting falls into two categories:
Machine guided: This technique, which uses your machine’s feed dogs, is for straight and slightly curved lines. It is used with a walking foot and sews about 12 stitches per inch.
Free motion: This type of quilting, where the feed dogs are dropped or covered up, normally doesn’t follow straight lines. You can use different feet with it, but a darning foot works well. This foot jumps up and down with the needle, allowing you to easily move the fabric.
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