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A Beginner's Guide to Quilt Dimensions and Block Size

A Beginner's Guide to Quilt Dimensions and Block Size

Quilt Blocks Reference Chart "This chart is a helpful guide to reference when planning a quilt and you will be using your own design and blocks. The numbers in the chart represent listed averages and include a pillow tuck and long drop on the sides and bottom. If you do not want a pillow tuck on your quilt, subtract ten to twelve inches from the length." - Superior Threads     Twin Size Quilt (Mattress size 39" x 75") Block Size Block Across & Down Total Size No Border 12" 63 (7x9) 84" x 108" 15" 42 (6x7) 90" x...
by Nicholas Myers on July 28, 2021
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How to Make a Baby Bathing Suit

How to Make a Baby Bathing Suit

In this blog post we are going to teach you how to make a baby bathing suit. If you’re not a garment sewer that is ok as the instructions and pattern are super easy! We’ve already gone ahead and printed out our front and back portions of this little bathing suit. We served a 4 thread overlock on the top of the casing. You can see here the top and the arms sides. Now we are going to our straight stitch we’re going to be folding under these arm holes and we’re going to be top stitching them down. So...
by Nicholas Myers on July 28, 2021
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A Beginner's Guide to Sewing Machine Tension

A Beginner's Guide to Sewing Machine Tension

SEWING MACHINE TENSION How does tension affect the outcome of a stitch? "Sewing machines are factory preset to have the top and bottom thread form even stitches when sewing with a 50 or 60 wt. thread. If the top and bottom threads are identical in fiber and weight, adjustments may not be necessary. However, if we use cotton thread on top and polyester thread underneath, or metallic thread on top and polyester thread underneath, or a heavy thread on top and a fine thread underneath, it is necessary to adjust the tension settings. It is perfectly OK to use different...
by Nicholas Myers on July 21, 2021
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Embroider Your Own Emoji - National Emoji Day

Embroider Your Own Emoji - National Emoji Day

Have you ever wanted to embroider those cute emojis we use on the daily? I'm sure most of you have used a smartphone to send one over text... In celebration of National Emoji Day, we wanted to bring you a tutorial on how you can embroidery one yourself using an embroidery machine! So, let's first figure out if your machine is emoji-ready or if you'll need to download a design.   Which Machines Already Have Pre-Installed Emoji Designs? After speaking with some of the experts over at Baby Lock, I was able to create a list of machines that the emoji...
by Nicholas Myers on July 17, 2021
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A Beginner's Guide to Sewing Machine Needles

A Beginner's Guide to Sewing Machine Needles

   NEEDLE BASICS "Domestic sewing machines today basically use the one needle system (705/130H, HAX1, 15X1) but they are available in a large variety of sizes and point styles. Selecting the right needle and thread for the fabric you plan to sew is one of the most fundamental steps to achieving a successful stitching result.Machine Needles come in sizes ranging from sizes Metric Size 60 to 120 (Imperial Sizes 8 to 20). This size essentially represents the thickness of the needle. The lower the number, the finer the needle. Thread, however, is the opposite, the finer the thread, the higher...
by Nicholas Myers on July 14, 2021
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Embroidery Frames & Hoops Compatibility Chart

Embroidery Frames & Hoops Compatibility Chart

We know how difficult it can be to find compatible accessories for your machines. That's why we've launched on a new effort to make this whole process simpler for you! Today, we present to you our very own Baby Lock Embroidery Machine Hoops/Frames Chart. Use this chart to determine which hoops work with your machine!   * - Hoop included with machine. U - Available with a machine upgrade. Solaris 2 (BLSA2) and Solaris (BLSA) EF99 10-5/8" X 16" 272mm x 400mm  * EF97 9-1/2" X 9-1/2" 240mm x 240mm  * EF75 5" X 7" 130mm x 180mm  * EF74...
by Nicholas Myers on July 07, 2021
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