Happy National Quilting Month!

Join us this month as we celebrate National Quilting month with some of our favorite JUKI quilting machines. Whether you’re working in a studio, or on your kitchen table, we make sure to have what you need to start creating.

Check out this month’s top quilting machines and contact your local JUKI dealer here to learn more about our machine features and projects you can start creating today!

5 Quilting Project Ideas for You!

Celebrate National Quilting Month by bringing out your favorite charm squares, jelly rolls, and sandwiches! Whether you’re creating for friends and family or your small business, we’ve put together a few fun ideas for projects you can quilt next. 

Wall Hanging

Decorating new office spaces or livening up current homes is easy with wall hangings. Projects like these are perfect because you can create smaller designs than quilts and use them for seasonal purposes. With the ability to create on a large or small scale, you can try new techniques like adding embellishments and accents (for example, cording) that you wouldn’t have thought of using before. This project is excellent for when holidays and birthdays come around since it can brighten up any room, from a nursing home to your kid’s college dorm. 

Accessories like the Couching Foot are perfect when creating wall hangings. They allow you to add three-dimensional textures to your projects, bringing in an extra element that will make your design pop. Use decorative threads like yarn and cord or other thicker threads that don’t fit your needle. 


Pillows are great for many reasons:

  1. You can create beautiful personalized décor and treat pillows like a small sample for a quilt idea you have by making that one block you need. A pillow allows you the freedom of creation like a quilt, with less fabric and space required.
  2. You can treat pillows as an add-on to your quilts and create matching or complementary designs.
  3. Creating simple add-ons like pillows is a great way to increase your revenue if you have a small business. 

Look into an accessory like the Glide Foot when creating décor like pillows. This foot can help you glide along with applique, and other three-dimensional textures, allowing you to get creative and add more personalization to your projects. 

Table Top Décor

Have holidays motivated you to create new table runners? Have the seasons changed, and do you want to brighten up your home for spring? Table décor is a great way to bring color to your home! Create pieces like table toppers, table runners, dresser décor, storage covers, and so much more. Perfect for protecting your furniture while bringing in color and a theme to your rooms, these patterns are great for anyone who wants a touch of color in their home. 

If you want to add fun shapes and lines to your designs, look into quilting rulers like our JUKI Ruler Set. You can create different textures from straight lines to circles and waves and bring your designs to life.  

Totes, Pouches, and More!

Bring your artwork outside your home by creating beautiful travel gear! Show off your quilting skills by creating pieces that can hold your money, electronics, or clothing. Work in matching sets like wallets and handbags or traveling sets like make-up bags and carrier totes to brighten up your trips. The possibilities are endless when it comes to hitting the road with your creations. 

Tools like Grip and Stitch are great to have one hand when you’re quilting those detailed projects. They make free-motion quilting fun and easy and allow you to easily add on fun designs like spirals, feathers, and more. 

Quilts and More Quilts

Whether your project was created for comfort and lounging, or décor that can bring in bright colors, quilts will never be out of style. Quilts can be so versatile when we step outside of the box. Decorate your home by placing quilts on racks and ladders, use them to upholster chairs and love seats, toss them on white couches for pops of colors. Whether you’re using them for comfort or because the pattern was just suitable for your aesthetic, you can never go wrong with creating a quilt. 

Look into extension poles when quilting more significant projects for a more effortless and more fun experience! By adding extension poles, you can easily design quilts from twin to king-size on your stand-up quilting machine like the Miyabi J-350QVP.

While quilts may have started off as a necessity in the past, they’ve become their own form of artwork for current generation quilters. So branch out and try your skill in new quilting projects like the ones mentioned above the next time you start on a new project! What are your favorite inventive ways to use your quilts?

It’s National Quilting Month with JUKI!

It’s finally National Quilting month! 

A quilting party in an Alvin, Wisconsin, home. Quilting in History – Image by Lee, Russell, 1903-1986

The world’s love of quilting can go as far back as 3400 BC with a quilt completed in Sicily, Italy. It has thought to come from a pair with the other founded in Florence, Italy. The quilt, better known as ‘The Tristan Quilt’, depicts scenes from the story of Tristan and Isolde, a Sicilian favored romance and tragedy, highlighting the oppression of Cornwall by King Language of Ireland and his champion the World, and the battle of Sir Tristan with the latter on behalf of his uncle King Mark.

JUKI Quilting

Quilting brought forward an art for rhetoric as a representation of stories and symbols. Used as a tool to depict personal stories or as a way to highlight history, quilts were used to communicate between cultures. Quilting also came from necessity; creating blankets during cold weathers and clothing. It wasn’t  until the mid-1700’s that quilting began to become artwork again for those that wanted to create heirlooms. To complete one project, it took many years to create elaborate artwork and depictions many had.

National Quilting Month itself started as a celebrated day back in June 1991. The National Quilting Association (NQA) began sponsoring National Quilting Day after members attending the 22nd Annual Show in Lincoln, Nebraska passed the resolution of designating the third Sunday of March as National Quilting Day. However, over the years you and those who love quilting expanded this and created a full month for the appreciation of quilting. It has been amazing seeing what quilting means to the community.

Now that March is finally here, we have a number of exciting things to share with you, JUKI Lovers. This month we have brand new promotion of a spectacular deal that includes a wonderful Wonderfil kit. Join the making of history for quilting today with your own JUKI.

All month long, you will have the chance to purchase a new Miyabi J-350QVP frame or sit down and pay no interest for 60 months! We will also be running a promotion for registering your new longarm this month and getting a FREE Wonderfil Thread Kit! Our kit includes four thread cones and pre-wound bobbins, the best thing to start off with.

How do you plan to celebrate National Quilting Month?