January 2018 – Stitching Hills and Fields

January 2018 – Stitching Hills and Fields

Landscape Quilts – Stitching Hills and Fields by Kit Robinson Shown here are more images featuring Hills and Fields by some of the artists whose work was shown in the January/February 2018 issue of MQU, MQU 18-01 Jan Stitching Hills and Fields web extra Continue Reading

WebExtra! Stitching Scalloped Binding by Margaret Solomon Gunn

WebExtra! Stitching Scalloped Binding by Margaret Solomon Gunn

Curious about how to sew a scalloped binding? Margaret Solomon Gunn has got you covered with this article from our March/April 2014 issue of Machine Quilting Unlimited. MQU March-April 2017 Scalloped Bindings by Margaret Solomon Gunn     Feature Image: Detail from Newfangled Jane, © 2011, 82 ×82 inches, made by Gwen Nishida of Irvine, California… Continue Reading

SEPTEMBER 2017 Web Extra – Stitching Rocks

SEPTEMBER 2017 Web Extra – Stitching Rocks

Landscape Quilts – Stitching Rocks by Kit Robinson   Shown here are more quilts featuring Stitching Rocks by some of the artists whose work was featured in the September/October 2017 issue of MQU. MQU September 2017 Stitching Rocks web extra by Kit Robinson   (Featured Image: Twisting Canyons 6 ©Donna Radnor) Continue Reading

JULY 2017 Web Extra – Stitching Flowers

JULY 2017 Web Extra – Stitching Flowers

LANDSCAPE QUILT – Stitching Flowers by Kit Robinson Shown here are more quilts featuring Stitching Flowers by some of the artists whose work was shown in the July/August 2017 issue of MQU.   MQU 17-07 July Stitching Flowers  Continue Reading

10 X 10 Challenge FINALISTS Announced!

10 X 10 Challenge FINALISTS Announced!

We are so excited with the response to the 10 X 10 Challenge! The number of entries plus the quality of work  made it very difficult to narrow the field to just the top 10. Those finalists have now all been notified and their quilts are on their way to us for final judging. We… Continue Reading

Nov/Dec 2016 – Stitching the Sky

Nov/Dec 2016 – Stitching the Sky

In the Nov/Dec 2016 issue, Kit Robinson shared that the readers wanted to see more landscape quilts. She curated a number of quilts showing various ways to stitch skies. Shown here are more quilts with interesting stitching in the sky: Continue Reading

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Let me introduce myself to you, our lovely blog friends. I’m Diane Rusin Doran, Associate Editor of Machine Quilting Unlimited for about the last 3 years. I’m a long time contributor to the magazine, and authored the popular “Filler Finesse” column for several years. I’m excited to be sharing lots of fun news about the magazine, as… Continue Reading

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Contributors Nov/Dec 2014

Contributors Nov/Dec 2014

Contributors Nov/Dec 2014 We have a great list of contributors for the Nov/Dec issue. Sandra Leichner Visit www.sandraleichner.com to see more of Sandra’s work Kay Bell You can read about her quilting and horsey life on her blog www.borderlinequilter.blogspot.co.uk and website www.borderlinequilter.co.uk Phyllis Cullen Visit Phyllis at www.phylliscullenartstudio.com Diane Rusin Doran See her quilts at… Continue Reading

Tips on Stitching with Metallic Threads  – Nov/Dec 2014

Tips on Stitching with Metallic Threads – Nov/Dec 2014

Tips on Stitching with Metallic Threads by Linda Turner Griepentrog Machines respond differently to metallic threads, and some adjustments may be needed to accommodate the challenge. Follow these tips and practice before committing to your project: ❖❖  Use a metallic or topstitching needle, size 90/14 or larger, depending on the thread. The large eye helps to reduce… Continue Reading

Creating Fiber Lace Scarves Web Extras! Nov/Dec 2014

Creating Fiber Lace Scarves Web Extras! Nov/Dec 2014

Creating Fiber Lace Scarves Vicki Anderson shows us techniques for creating scarves and other accessories in the Nov/Dec 2014 issue. More inspiration for thread lace work was found in Sulky Secrets to Successful Embroidery written by Joyce Drexler, nationally known machine arts expert and Creative Director for Sulky® of America (www.sulky.com). This book is recently… Continue Reading

About our Authors – July 2014

About our Authors – July 2014

The July/August issue of Machine Quilting Unlimited is chock full of great information! We thought you would like to visit with our Authors to see what else they are up to. Be sure to check their Galleries for new quilts as well! Karen Eckmeier – kareneckmeier.com Phyllis Cullen  – phylliscullenartstudio.com Margaret Solomon Gunn – quiltsoflove.blogspot.com/ Susan Brubaker… Continue Reading

Web Extras – MAY/JUNE 2014

Luke Haynes’ Creating Three Dimensional Illusions in Fabric; Resource Guides for AIDS TO SMOOTHER QUILTING and SEW ‘N GO; More quilts from Georgia Spalding Pierce  Continue Reading

Web Extras – NOV/DEC 2013

Susan Brubaker Knapp takes us on a journey to Australia and New Zealand and The Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, Colorado, celebrated their 31st year of exhibiting quilts with this collection  Continue Reading

Web Extras – NOV/DEC 2012

Free articles! Feather Finesse and Complex Feathers; Resize and Edit using Inkspace; Linzi Upton’s Yurt panel pattern; Free Maple Breezes quilting pattern!  Continue Reading