Quilting Tips & Tricks from Baby Lock Experts
March 31, 2017 in News
Linda Pacini--National Training Manager
"While I love collections of fabric, many times it’s just a print or two in the collection that makes my heart just soar. I will typically buy at least a half yard of the fabrics that I can’t live without and then I “file” it with the fabric I already have at home. Playing with different fabrics from different lines gives me the unique look and feel that I love for my projects. I also really like to add a little black to just about anything I create. Makes things POP!"
Christine Hong--Marketing Director
"My only tip is to ask for help from an experienced quilter. When I wanted to make my first quilt, I was stuck on choosing my fabrics. I was lucky that Theresa from Quilt In A Day walked through the fabric aisles and helped me select the right number and length of fabrics for my first log cabin quilt. It made all the difference because I would have talked myself out of actually making it. It’s been over 10 years and I’m still proud of its horrible mitered corners. For that, I won’t credit Theresa. ;)"
Chris Tyron--Creative Designer, Education
Patty Marty--National Sales Training Specialist
"When I am piecing a quilt, my must have foot is the new Baby Lock ¼” Quilting Foot with Guide(BLSO-QGF). I am not a fussy quilter, so this foot really has helped me to become a better quilter. I love that my seams are more consistent therefore making my quilt tops look more professional!"
Linda Greer--Product Support Specialist
Margo Morris--National Training Specialist
"Using the guideline marker on the machine makes sewing mitered seams easy, fun and fast! The guideline marker eliminates the need to mark lines on the fabric and provides an accurate sewing line. Use it on your next project that calls for half square triangles, flying geese or when you need to join strips for binding."
Cathy Brown--Baby Lock Ambassador of Education
Diane Aholt--Education Manager, Education-Baby Lock
Cindy Corley--Product Support Supervisor
"I love to add piping to my binding on finishing a quilt. It adds a special look to the finished quilt."
Lori Hernandez--Baby Lock Ambassador of Education
Stephanie Struckmann--Video Coordinator Administrator
Michelle Ahrens--Product Support Specialist
"Want to make your piecing easier? Don’t wash your fabric but do press it with Best Press spray to release any wrinkles before cutting. The sizing in the fabric will give it more body making it easier to handle, and the best press takes out any wrinkles/folds in your fabric to give you more precise measurements. Happy Quilting!"Each of these lovely ladies are just a few people behind the scenes here at Baby Lock. They all bring something special to our company and the slogan "For the Love of Sewing". We hope you enjoyed celebrating National Quilting Month with us here on Totally Stitchin'. Be sure to check back soon for more sewing celebrations, tips and tricks to help you on your sewing journey.