Machine Quilting As A Beginner

Scroll Down to See the Video: A beginner learns to quilt on the Baby Lock Tiara II

Getting Started is always the hardest first step. But after that, you can have a lot of fun just trying to figure it all out.

Before you get close to a sewing machine use a paper and pen or pencil to draw the quilting shapes that appeal to you.

This free hand drawing sets a pattern in your brain that you can replicate on your practice quilt sandwich.

Another trick is to visualize yourself setting at your machine and moving the quilt sandwich under the needle to sew the shapes you like.  You’ll soon discover this trick works when you’re trying to sew new shapes. [Like Feathers]

At first, the pattern you draw may not look like the sewing stitching pattern.

That’s to be expected! You’re using two hands and not just the fingers on one hand.

Keep practicing until you’re ready to start quilting your quilt and check out the video because it is a great place to start, or just to get some new insights!


8 Responses to “Machine Quilting As A Beginner”

  1. TJ Nichols

    Feb 24. 2017

    Y is she sewing sidways?

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  2. Brenda Pittock Myers

    Feb 25. 2017

    She is not sewing sideways, it’s a sit down long arm machine!

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  3. Cat Lucia

    Apr 06. 2017

    Alene Kubinek

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  4. Eileen Zapf Leathers

    Apr 06. 2017

    I don’t care for the Tiara at all.

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  5. Mary Shoemake

    May 10. 2017


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  6. Lynn Ann Locke

    Sep 03. 2017

    MareeandWayne Smith

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  7. Janet Fain

    Jan 25. 2018

    Very informative!

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  8. Simon Hall

    Jan 27. 2018

    We are running a Intro to Patchwork & Quilting class on 20th Feb – if you are in Worthing feel free to book a place

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