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August 16, 2019
Tidy topstitching makes the Sew Joy quilted banner sparkle! from Quilt Social

This has been such a fun week for me! I enjoy learning something new and trying free motion quilting with the PFAFF quilt expression 720 has been a rewarding experience. In yesterday’s post, I tried free motion quilting with the quilt expression 720. Today I’m finishing the quilted banner.

 

Quilted banner

 

To finish the banner we first need to sew the backing fabric to each of the sections. If you haven’t already, cut a backing for each fabric using the banner template.

To sew the backing fabric to each section I used my neutral thread.

The quilt ...

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August 15, 2019
User friendly free motion quilting with PFAFF quilt expression 720 from Quilt Social

It’s time to lower the feed dogs! This week I’ve been building my confidence using the free motion quilting features on PFAFF quilt expression 720. In yesterday’s post, I used the built-in stippling stitches to quilt several of the several sections of a banner I’m making for my sewing room. Today I’m free motion quilting!

What’s the difference between quilting a quilt and free motion quilting? Quilting is the term for stitching through three layers of fabric to secure them. Free motion quilting is when the quilter is fully in charge of moving the ...

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August 14, 2019
Free motion the easy way with the PFAFF quilt expression 720 from Quilt Social

Sometimes you need someone to hold your hand when trying something new. The PFAFF quilt expression 720 is definitely user-friendly when it comes to starting the free motion quilting journey.

In yesterday’s post, I prepared fabrics for quilting by fusing batting to them. Think of each color, or piece, as a sample for trying out a new stitch. To make things even easier, let’s try out a few stippling stitches with the feed dogs engaged!

That’s right, you can use the stippling stitches on the quilt expression 720 just like regular stitches. Select a stitch then attach ...

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August 13, 2019
Making a quilted banner for your sewing space from Quilt Social

I’m finally doing it! I have wanted to make myself a banner for my sewing space – forever. In yesterday’s post, I talked about the free motion quilting features on PFAFF quilt expression 720 and how they increased my confidence to try out this skill. I combined my desire to create with my determination to learn something new and am really happy with the results. Maybe you need a quilted banner too?!

 

Quilted sewing room banner

 

Did you guess it would be in rainbow colors? Of course yours doesn’t have to spell what mine does; in fact there ...

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August 12, 2019
Free motion quilting with the PFAFF quilt expression 720 from Quilt Social

There’s always something new to learn! I’ve been quilting for a few decades and am just feeling finally ready to learn how to free motion quilt. The PFAFF quilt expression 720 is a big part of that reason. This machine not only makes sewing together a quilt top precise and easy, it’s also set up for finishing quilts too. What a concept! In today’s post I’m doing a quick overview of the features on the quilt expression 720 that made me a confident free motion beginner.

 

PFAFF quilt expression 720

 

User’s Guide

The manual ...

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