Tutorial Thursday: Gold Access Card Pattern eClipse

This feature allows you to stitch a pantograph and select areas where you do not want the stitching to be. Stitch around appliques, embroidery designs, motifs, or other areas you do not want the machine to stitch the pantograph design in.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PDF INSTRUCTIONS.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO.

For models: J-350QVP & TL-2200QVP with Quilter’s Creative Touch Gold Access Card.

Written by LuAnn Hartley, National Education Manager

Let’s Sew: Confetti Mat & Mug Rug

Bring a dash of fun to every meal (or morning coffee) with this colorful confetti tutorial! Add a smooth foot that easily goes through vinyl to create a placemat and mug rug.

This presser foot, made of a fluorocarbon resin, smoothly feeds materials such as vinyl-coated material, leather/faux leather, and all types of fabrics that have a “sticky” surface. These fabrics may stick to a standard presser foot and are difficult to sew.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PDF INSTRUCTIONS.

For models: HZL-G120, HZL-G220, HZL-F300, HZL-F400, HZL-F600, HZL-DX7, HZL-DX5, DX-2000QVP, TL-2000Qi, TL-2010Q, TL-18QVP.

Written by LuAnn Hartley, National Education Manager

From the Runway to your Sewing Machine: 2020 Spring Fashion Trends

Next year’s spring trends are giving us major flashbacks! They say fashion cycles every 20 years, right? It’s time to rediscover eye-burning neon, puffy sleeves, and those 80s disco blazers ’cause baby, they are back!

Your Not-So-Basic Black & White

Images by Godisable Jacob

Who knew this basic color combo could be so exciting?! Designers such as Khaite, Michael Kors, Carolina Herrera and many others used a mix of a checker and polka dot to create eye catching looks on the runway.

– Achieve the Look at Home –

You now have an excuse to purchase more fabric. Yes, we are totally enabling you! Achieve the look by purchasing black and white fabrics like this cotton polka dot print fabric or warping checkered print fabric as seen on Timeless Treasures.

Image by Timeless Treasures

Make a Statement Sleeves

Image by Godisable Jacob

Fashion week made us embrace our inner 80’s gal with bold, statement sleeves. From bell to flouncy silhouettes, this larger-than-well-statement-sleeves trend has made its way into ready-to-wear fashion and it’s not going to stop any time soon!

– Achieve the Look at Home –

JUKI HZL Series Gathering Foot

Whatever your sleeve pick, the gathering foot will help you achieve this look by folding and bunching fabric to give your garment that extra desired volume.

Knit Hit

Image by EVG Photos

Knit is making a hit next year! Striped knit dresses were seen on the runway in varying lengths and colors from brands like Kate Spade and Altuzarra. Make this figure flattering dress yours by wearing it down with sandals or adding metallic accessories for an evening out.

– Achieve the Look at Home –

Knit can be a tricky fabric to sew without the right tools. Below are 5 tips to achieve this look:

Image by Organ Needles

1. Use ballpoint needles sew in between the knit for a beautiful finish.

2. Use thread that has a stretch so it moves in harmony with the fabric. Polyester thread is recommended.

JUKI HZL Series Walking Foot

3. Use an even feed or walking foot. This foot comes with upper and lower feed dogs that evenly feeds fabric and prevents puckers.

Micro Lifter on TL-18QVP

4. If your sewing machine does not come with a walking foot, you may slightly raise the presser foot with the micro-lifter to prevent puckers.

MO-1000
Air Thread Overlock Serger

5. Select the right stitch: zig zag or triple straight stitch that allows your fabric to move without popping a seam. You may also use a serger.

Let us know which fashion trends made you say, “wow!”
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