Whether you are on a longarm or domestic machine, quilting is all about muscle memory! This new fabric panel by RGA Designs has printed quilting designs so you can practice the motions – with guidance – until you are ready to step out on your own!
The Skillbuilder Filler Finesse Fabric Panel measures 36″ x 45″ so 15 panels come on a bolt. These 100% Cotton Printed panels feature 27 colorful designs for free motion quilting (FMQ) practice. Hooks, lines, swirls, arcs, s-curves, loops, and feathers are included in a variety of patterns. Subtle directional arrows – printed right on the fabric – will have you quilting like a pro in no time.
This newest panel is the perfect companion to the two other Skillbuilder panels available through RGA Designs:
January is the month when everyone resolves to finish their UFO’s so why not offer a class. This would be a great zoom class! All of the participants could order the book and panel. Then they could quilt along at home where they have plenty of room while you share helpful tips and tricks with them.
Why not offer different battings as well? Who wouldn’t love to try different battings and see which ones are truly their favorites? Most of these are in stock – the new panel is due to arrive this month.
My daughter just started a long arm business and ordered Spa Cuddle without realizing it was double-sided. The bolt she bought was grey on one side and cream on the other. Since it had nap on both sides, I asked her to try it without batting. Worked like a charm!
These are pics she sent me with the quilt still on the frame…
It comes in a wide variety of colors and is 58 – 60 inches wide so most backings for throws will not have to be pieced! Talk about a win/win and it is cheaper than piecing 44/45 wide fabrics and then buying batting. Who can resist Cuddle???
Check out all of the Shannon Fabrics Cuddle Spa on the website and give it a try!
Angela Walters has developed a series of machine quilting templates with Creative Grids®. You talk about a marriage made in heaven! Angela’s genius with our signature grip! These templates are 1/4″ thick acrylic so they work well on a standard sewing machine as well as a longarm. They were specifically designed to fit in the palm of your hand so they are easy to manipulate on either machine.
Without further ado, meet Shorty, Slim, Archie, and Squiggy:
The black and white markings show up on dark and light fabrics. And the printed grid lines make spacing quilt lines a breeze. The video instructions include potential quilting designs that can be created with each tool. The video can be accessed by scanning the QR code on the back of the package, visit www.checkerdist.com, or www.creativegridsusa.com. But we all know that Angela really shines when she is in front of the camera so she will be releasing more videos very soon. We will keep you posted!
This truly is a no-brainer! When a book concept is this brilliant, everyone who machine quilts needs this in their library. We all know Angela Walters is the go-to gal for long arming. Now she has teamed up with Christa Watson – and expert in quilting on domestic machines.
They both share tips and tricks that have made them the experts in their field. Learn through studying 10 different quilts when it is best to use which machine. They also walk you through the steps of how to choose designs, pick threads, and advice on everything in between!
Whether you choose to quilt full sized quilts or smaller projects they will help you every step of the way!
This one is a real page turner! Order now to make sure you get the first run due out in April because this one is guaranteed to go into a second printing!