Building a Rock Solid Routine for Free Motion Quilting

Bernina Sewing ManualMost of us have very little time to spend quilting each day.  In order to make the most of our time, we must be very organized.

No time can be wasted finding our supplies,  searching for our sewing machine  manual or fumbling with our machine settings…

Today we will be beginning a new series:  Building a Rock Solid Routine for Free Motion Quilting

Bernina Sewing ManualEach week, we will have tips designed to help make our creative time more productive and more creative…

One of the key skills every quilter must master is KNOW YOUR SEWING MACHINE…

Bernina Sewing ManualFor Free Motion Quilting (FMQ) , every quilter must know how and be efficient at

  • Cleaning and Oiling
  • Changing the Throat Plate–Use a single-hole throat plate for FMQ
  • Threading
  • Lower Feed Dogs
  • Needle Down Position –whenever the quilter stops sewing, the needle will end in the needle down position (not available in older machines)
  • Tension Adjustments

Bernina Sewing ManualIn order to build YOUR Rock Solid Routine, your mission this week:

  1. Find your sewing machine manual –or look it up online
  2. Mark the pages for the topics above
  3. Read those sections.  (Even if you think you know your machine, reading the manual often reveals new options…)

That’s it!  Three easy steps this week…

Bernina Sewing ManualAnd of course…Doodle…Doodle Always,


Ready to Rock and Roll my Routine,


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