VQG Jess Tubbs sewing machine tips June 2023

Five Quilting Tips from National Quilting Circle Video

Tips are:

  • Stitch Length
    Thread (TNT=thread, needle, tension)
    Grain of Fabric
    Popular Technique-Stitch & Flip for diagonal seams
    Joining Strips With Diagonal Seams.

Ten Quilting Tips for Beginners: One Stitch at a Time Series

   Homes & Gardens of the Northwest Staff, by Debbie Ingamells

Tips are:

  • Cotton Fabric
    Cutting Mat & Ruler
    New Blades & Needles
    Bobbins Prewound, Fabric Purchase
    Cutting Work Space
    Accurate 1/4″

Superior Threads has a great TROUBLESHOOTING guide to help you determine if you have a machine that needs cleaning or service, unbalanced tension, or are using a bad spool of thread. Check out the education tab which has educational articles, educational videos, and reference guides.


How to baste a quilt with safety pins – Quilting Tips & Techniques 086
By Susan Claire – https://www.gourmetquilter.com/ *Video Time: 5:35 min.


Learn to Quilt – Layer and Pin Baste A Quilt(+ more in this series)
By Needlepointers  *Video Time: 6:25 min.


Beginner Machine Quilting with a Walking Foot – Easy Quilting Tutorial with Leah Day
   *Video Time: 11:15 min.


How to Quilt Using A Walking Foot  By  FaveQuilts
https://youtu.be/sk-rFXSiWbg *Video Time: 8:38 min


Scrappy Quilt Backs Part 3: Just Not Big Enough and Bonus Footage
Diagonal backing plus other tips   By teaquilts    *Video Time: 5:24 min.


Color Theory By Canadian quilter Karen Brown of Just Get it Done Quilts

Colour Theory Part 1 “How to Choose Colours for Your Quilt

Colour Theory Part II – “Colour Harmony

Colour Theory Part 3 –  “Beginner Quilting – Finding Your Color Zone”

Colour Theory Part 4 – “Beginner Quilting – How to Choose Colours for Your Quilt, Use the Colours that You Want to Use.

FREE Color Wheel Mug Rug Photo Tutorial


A great App to download to your device (look up in the App “store” for your device.

The Guild may have a demonstration on how to use this App at a later date

How to draft a quilt block using Excel-Kathy Buirge

How to make a flange binding-Ree Moffit

Ironing board Borders-Judy Morrison
Second video includes a discussion among the group of quilters
A great video on how to bring a binding from the back, a self binding, and how to miter the corners
In this video, Christa shows how to spray baste a quilt, shows various free motion and walking foot
quilting techniques on a domestic machine, and how to make and attach binding by machine.
Great Tips and techniques on Bonnie Hunters website 
2 videos (start and finish)for Mini Hourglass Quilt using 21/2″ charm squares