Machine Quilting

Machine Quilting

Machine quilting joins quilt top, batting and backing by machine. You can quilt with your sewing machine, rent or own a special quilting machine, or hire a pro!

Machine quilting can be very simple straight lines, complex designs that are marked on the quilt top and then followed, or freehand motion designs that add texture to the quilt. Thread can blend into the quilt so the design takes second stage or can be a contrasting color or thick thread to add to the quilt’s overall design.

Browse through these projects and inspiration for your next machine quilting project.

Growing up with artists as parents, Libby Williamson explored many ways of creating, and that is reflected in her fiber art today. With complex layers of fabric, paint, dye, print,...

Jacquie Gering begins each quilt with an idea, but lets inspiration lead throughout her process, sometimes taking the work on unexpected, but welcome, turns. Known for her use of clean,...

I love scraps. To me, they are the comfort food of quilts. My first contact with quilts was not the ornate Baltimore Album quilts or the intricately hand quilted whole...

For a number of years, I have had the privilege of gathering with a talented group of fiber artists that studied with Lorraine Torrence. The "Off Grain Stitchers" continue to...

Victoria Findlay Wolfe is always busy making something, especially colorful quilt tops with a modern esthetic. In demand as an instructor, Victoria balances creating, teaching and owning a retail store...

Joe Cunningham was planted in the quilt world when he leaped at an opportunity to collaborate on a project to chronicle the life and work of quilter Mary Schafer. In...