IS YOUR MACHINE LETTING YOU BE THE BEST QUILTER YOU CAN BE?
Top 5 Sewing Machine Features for Quilting
Is your sewing machine doing everything it can to make you the best quilter you can be?
When I first started sewing I had no idea what to look for! I’m on my 4th sewing machine now – here’s what I leaned to be the most useful features along the way.
1. The Needle Up/Down Button.
This button lets me lift the foot and pivot my project. No need for backstitching, your needle stays perfectly in the spot in the fabric.
2. The 1/4″ Foot.
I went months without knowing about this handy accessory! I like the one with the little flange, it really keeps the fabric on track. My points got a whole lot better once I started using this.
3. Throat Space.
The more throat space you have, the easier it will be to quilt your own projects. Less wrestling and back strain. It’s definitely worth the investment!
4. Extension Table.
An extension table is going to increase the sewing space to the left of the needle. Your sewing won’t hang off the edge of the machine, creating drag. It’s easier for you and it’s more accurate for your sewing.
An extension table and lots of throat space is the best of both worlds!
5. Walking Foot.
A walking foot is also called an “Even Feed Foot” by some manufacturers. This special foot grabs fabric from the top in addition to the feed dogs doing their job. This means that all three layers of your quilt will go through the machine at the same rate, with no drag. This foot is an absolute must for quilting!
Is there anything you’d add to the list? Cheers to a lot of good stitches! 🙂
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