Quilting in the 21st Century
Technology has come a long way since the hand-turned sewing machines of the 19th century. Guests Sharla Hicks and Susan Fears share some of the latest advancements in computer software and sewing machines designed with the quilter in mind.
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Sewing Machines for Quilters
Susan Fears gives a tour of what a "quilter’s sewing machine" can do, demonstrating the various stitches available to a quilter who's looking for a sewing machine that goes beyond the basics.
Many of the high-end sewing machines have specialized accessories, presser feet and programmable embroidery and quilting stitches, including a whole quilt menu. Fears demonstrates the process for how the embroidery hoop works and shows how to program a quilt pattern.
A century of quilts — instructions for Dresden Plate, Skip-To-My-Lou and Lightning block quilts.