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Checking and Maintaining your Sewing Machine for Accuracy

Guest Post by Lori Wade

September 24, 2019

Although most sewing machines have seam measurement distances stamped into the throat guide plate, and you can purchase specially designed feet that sew quarter-inch seams, these can’t adequately serve their purpose if your machine isn’t sewing accurately. Fortunately, it’s very easy to check if your machine is sewing the correct seam allowance.

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Checking and maintaining your machine

Checking and Maintaining your Sewing Machine

September 24, 2019

Although most sewing machines have seam measurement distances stamped into the throat guide plate, and you can purchase specially designed feet that sew quarter-inch seams, these can’t adequately serve their purpose if your machine isn’t sewing accurately. Fortunately, it’s very easy to check if your machine is sewing the correct seam allowance.

Summer bucket list

Superior Summer Bucket List

June 26, 2019

As quilters, our to-do lists are never done! We always have something to make (or finish!), a new technique to try, or a fun event to attend with our sewing buddies. Our Superior Threads Bucket List is just what you need to cross some of these dream items off your list!

Minky baby blanket

Easy Cuddle Minky Baby Blanket

June 11, 2019

We love partnering with fellow quilting companies to create beautiful projects, and today we want to share something really special. Mary is a brand ambassador with Shannon Fabrics and created this darling Wee Ones Moonwalk kit in Shell using Superior Threads So Fine.

Color contrast

Go Bold with Color Contrast

May 24, 2019

There are so many quilt styles these days that use thread and fabric with a high contrast. When creating a high-contrast quilt, you are faced with a decision: which color should I use? While choosing thread in high contrast quilts in a challenge for most of us, there are a few options to consider for your quilt.

Thread organization and storage

Thread Organization and Storage

May 10, 2019

Do you feel a small burst of happiness every time you look at your thread because it's organized beautifully? For those of us who groove on spools, let’s talk about how to organize them and some clever ways to keep your stash stashed.

Turning over a new leaf

Turning Over a New Leaf and Into the Light

April 10, 2019

Through the years Karen has been recognized with many awards for her playful technique and whimsical style. She has even written several books that feature her topstitch piecing technique. She loves to create fiber art that makes people smile. Her quilt, Turning Over a New Leaf, is no exception.

All you need is love

All You Need is Love by Kathy McNeil

March 10, 2019

Kathy McNeil is a quilt artist that combines thousands of tiny fabric scraps to create quilts that resemble paintings. We love her work. And her newest winner, “All You Need is Love” is no exception. It won an Honorable Mention in the Animal Kingdom category at Quilt Festival as well as Best of Show in Peducah, Kentucky last fall.

Superior star Lea McComas

Superior Star: Lea McComas

February 10,2019

Lea began sewing at age 6 and quilting at 16. While living abroad, Lea immersed herself in interacting and learning with the people and traditions of many cultures, including studying carpet weaving in Turkey and fabric dyeing in Japan. Lea's award-winning portrait and genre quilts have been exhibited in many national and international shows and competitions.

Is she ready yet

Is she ready yet? by Heidi Proffetty

January 10, 2019

For years, Heidi Proffetty has had this image displayed in her home. It is a treasured photo captured by her sister on the waterfront of Plymouth, MA. Her first daughter Erin presents her soon-to-be baby sister with a flower and asks, “is she ready yet?”

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