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June 10, 2021
Video Tutorial – 5 Tips for Choosing a Paper Pantograph from Quilted Joy

There are several different ways you can quilt a quilt with a longarm machine. A popular method for many quilters is to use paper pantographs. These 12 foot to 14 foot long papers have a continuous line design printed on them. The pantographs sits behind and below your longarm machine and you trace the design with a laser light attached to the machine. Because paper pantographs are so popular, there are thousands of them available all over the internet. The number of designs available can be a little overwhelming to new long arm machine owners, so we wanted to share ...

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January 23, 2021
How to Install Leader Grips On a Long Arm Quilting Machine from Quilted Joy

When I first got my long arm quilting machine I struggled to learn how to load a quilt top to the frame quickly and easily. I started with T-pins and pinned my wide backing fabric to the quilting frame but I’d wind up bleeding, poking holes in my shirt from the pins while wasting a lot of time standing around pinning my backing.

Then I found the snapping systems and I’ve not looked back! There are two on the market- Leader Grips and Red Snappers. They both function essentially the same way but I found Red Snappers were ...

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November 4, 2020
Quilt A Feathered Wreath from Quilted Joy

Do you love the look of a traditional feathered wreath? It is elegant, traditional and adds a spectacular adornment to a quilt top. But, they can be intimidating!

Angela Huffman's Guide for how to Quilt a Feathered Wreath

Throughout this year we have been exploring feathers during each month’s Quilted Joy Clubhouse online meeting. We have recorded each meeting so you can go back and get some feathered goodness whenever you like!

During the November Quilted Joy Clubhouse meeting we explored how to quilt a traditional feathered wreath. Specifically, we focused on how to mark a wreath and prepare a block for a wreath. Then, we placed feathers on ...

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January 30, 2020
Rule Your Quilt: Quilting Arch Borders from Quilted Joy

There are so many beautiful ways to quilt a border. One of my favorite ways to fill in a quilt’s border is to grab an arc ruler and create beautiful arch designs. I love how versatile the simple arch design can be thanks to easy changes to the arch’s height, width, and repeat. Let’s grab an arc ruler and quilt some arches!

Quilting Arch Borders with APQS Lenni

I have so much fun quilting with rulers. The designs you can create with a simple ruler can be beautiful, intricate, and inspiring. This year I’m writing a series of articles for Quiltmaker Magazine ...

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October 10, 2019
Rule Your Quilt with Crosshatching from Quilted Joy

Few quilting designs seem as classic as crosshatching. Crosshatching is found in traditional, contemporary, and modern quilts. I love using crosshatching to fill large spaces or behind applique to allow the piecing to really shine. Of course, to quilt that simple grid I’m relying on my favorite rulers.

Using a ruler to quilt a crosshatching quilting design on a longarm quilting machine

I have so much fun quilting with rulers. The designs you can create with a simple ruler can be beautiful, intricate, and inspiring. This year I’m writing a series of articles for Quiltmaker Magazine and APQS all about machine quilting with rulers. My latest article was recently published in the ...

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