The Husqvarna Mega Quilter sewing machine offers a generous 9″ x 6″ sewing area and sews at the rate of 1600 stitches per minute.  The sewing area and the rate of stitches per minute is perfect for machine quilting and is probably twice the speed of standard sewing machines.  The extra throat area makes it much easier to push a quilt through making making machine quilting a breeze!

Most quilters start out machine quilting on the same sewing machine they use for quilt piecing.  This is how I started machine quilting.  Machine quilting baby quilts or wall quilts is easy on a home sewing machine but quilting a queen or king sized quilt can become quite difficult.

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If you have machine quilted a few quilts on your sewing machine and are now ready to move onto a machine with a bigger throat then you should be sure to look at the Husqvarna Mega Quilter.

The Husqvarna Mega Quilter promises perfect stitches thanks to the automatic stitch control feature.  Consistent stitches will make all your quilts turn out beautifully.  Stitch speed is also adjustable, go as fast or as slow as you like.

The Mega Quilter also comes with an adjustable presser foot.

One of the best features of the Husqvarna Mega Quilter that makes quilting much easier is the knee lift, with the knee lift you can raise and lift the presser foot and keep both hands on the quilt.

The Mega Quilter comes with the great Husqvarna name and some more great features of this quilting machine include:

  • Extra Large 9″x6″ Work Area
  • Automatic Stitch Control
  • Adjustable Presser Foot
  • Adjustable Stitch length and width.
  • Knee Lift
  • Separate motor allows you to wind a bobbin while quilting a quilt
  • Automatic thread cutter.  This is a great feature!  Its so simple but will make your quilting even more pleasurable.
  • Portable extension table of 24″ x16″
  • Perfect stitches on every fabric thickness thanks to automatic stitch control, thread pre-tension adjustment and adjustable presser foot pressure.
  • Large reverse lever

Update:  There have been more  than a few people expressing frustration with this quilting machine.  I recommend taking the machine for a test drive prior to purchasing.

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If you own your own long arm quilting machine or send you quilt tops out to get machine quilted on a long arm, there is no doubt long arm quilting is here to stay!  Long arm quilting machines make it possible for even the busiest people to take up the wonderful hobby of quilting.

Benefits of owning a long arm quilting machine

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The Pottery Barn has some gorgeous toile fabric quilts for sale but they can be expensive. You can make your own Pottery Barn style quilts with some Toile Fabric. The colorful fabric is perfect for children’s and adult bedrooms, Toile Fabric looks great in any room! Toile Fabric makes a rooms come alive. The look is sort of a French Country look. [click to continue reading…]

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Baby quilts make the perfect gift for expectant and new moms. Custom made baby quilts made especially for the baby are always a welcome and treasured gift. Quilts made from baby quilt patterns don’t have to take a long time to make either, a simple baby quilt can be constructed in a weekend.

If you are just learning how to quilt, baby quilts make the perfect beginners project. The small size makes them easy to piece, handle and quilt. Baby quilt patterns can be simple and still look fabulous!

One of the cutest and easiest baby quilts I ever made was a simple single block patch quilt. I cut out 5″ squares of red, white and blue colored fabrics. This quilt was being made for a little boy and I was going for an American sort of look. I made this quilt entirely out of my stash. [click to continue reading…]

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Why pay high retail prices on the quilting books you want when you can save a bunch of money and buy them  on either ebay or half.com?

Quilting books can often be found on ebay or half.com for 90% off of retail prices.  If you love collecting quilting books, like I do, then before you purchase your next quilting books be sure to check out the great deals on ebay and half.com!

If you have never purchased on ebay or half.com before, don’t worry its easy to sign up and only takes a few minutes!  Half.com is an ebay company so if you are registered with ebay there isn’t any need to register again, just sign in like you would to ebay.

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Tips for buying quilting books on Ebay and Half.com

*  BOOK CONDITION:  On both ebay and half.com sellers are required to list the condition of the book they are selling.  You will find books in all conditions.  If you suffer from allergies or are sensitive to smoke or pets then you should make sure the book you are thinking about purchasing comes from a smoke free home without pets.  [click to continue reading…]

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Lately it seems like I’ve been so busy. I’ve been wanting to sneak in a little sewing time but haven’t managed to do so. I have a bunch of stuff to mend and my husband has put in an order for a bag to house his George Foreman Grill, which he loves.

Here’s a wonderful recipe for Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake.  The topping is fabulous, my kids especially love it.  This cake is a really nice change from your average everyday cake.  I hope your family loves it as much as my family does.  Oatmeal Cake is very moist, the ultimate coffee cake, and a great way to sneak in a little oatmeal.  It’s worth the effort.   Enjoy! [click to continue reading…]

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