Sewing Machine Basics For Beginners & Simple Reminders for All Quilters

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What does a Sewing machine need FIRST?

1st. It Needs YOU to READ its MANUAL!

2nd  is choosing the Thread type. Types of basic threads, example is Polyester, or cotton,  check quality, brand, color, and size.

3rd item for a sewing machine Could be the needle size and type. For Quilt piecing,  a top stitching sharp needle is generally recommended. Ask your local sewing machine shop or check your sewing machine manual.

If you’re planning on purchasing needles for a specific function like Quilting or quilt block piecing you may have to be flexible in your choices as you gain experience.

Another consideration when selecting new needles is to use Titanium coated needles. They do cost a little more but they do remain sharper for a much longer time. If you’re just starting you may not want to invest the extra cost because you might be prone to breaking needles until you’ve gained some experience.

4th thing to consider is matching your needle size to the thread type and size and match those with the type of fabric you plan on sewing. Again READ Your Manual for recommendations.

5th might be the kind of presser foot. As Quilter you’ll likely want to select or invest in a 1/4 inch presser foot.

6th Grab Your Sewing Machine Manual and Read it cover to cover AGAIN. You won’t regret the time spent.

Follow closely the bobbin winding instructions and sewing machine thread instructions in your manual.

Source: Made to Sew

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3 Responses to “Sewing Machine Basics For Beginners & Simple Reminders for All Quilters”

  1. Teresa Roys

    Feb 03. 2016

    Katelyn, you might enjoy this video.

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  2. Glenda Shadd

    Feb 03. 2016


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  3. Dllm

    Mar 01. 2016

    I have been cutitng and cutitng and cutitng I know I will definitely use this ruler a lot it will really be helpful and save me quite a bit of time thank you for coming up with the idea!!!

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