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Welcome to QUILTsocial! YES, it’s an AWESOME quilting blog, but wait!…it’s also a weekly bulletin, a monthly newsletter, and a quarterly e-magazine focused on the love and art of making quilts. Best of all, it’s ALL FREE from the publishers of A Needle Pulling Thread Magazine. QUILTsocial was created for all quilters, beginners and experts alike, to empower them with the skills, techniques, and creativity required to make quilts that will be cherished forever. Our goal is also to keep viewers abreast of new quilting products, and how to use them effectively to make quilting easier and enjoyable. QUILTsocial will feature a variety of knowledgeable and impassioned guest bloggers and contributors, each bringing their own unique perspective. We hope you’ll LOVE QUILTsocial as a place of reference, learning, and most of all inspiration, and that in doing so you’ll share the material with like-minded friends. SIGN UP for the QUILTsocial newsletter NOW to get the hottest tips, techniques, and patterns emailed to you. For a limited time, you’ll also receive Elaine’s Tech Tips, a FREE e-book by Elaine Theriault containing essential quilting tips and techniques to use on all your quilting projects. Most cheerfully, Carla A. Canonico Publisher and Editor-in-Chief
Welcome to another extraordinary QUILTsocial issue! Don't miss the 11 essential tips for quilting on a domestic machine. See which machine features help you to accomplish beautiful quilting results. We also look at how we can get even more creative, if that's possible, by using FABRIC FUN Fabric Markers to enhance your quilting, make it look like it were applique, make your own 'printed' fabric and add dimension, all using these fabric markers! We're taking a close look at the features of the Husqvarna Viking Designer Ruby deLuxe and Brother Dreamweaver XE, which you don't want to miss. In exploring the features, we also explore what's important to know when quilting a machine embroidered piece and a hand embroidered piece - what's the difference? Find out in this issue! Included are several quilting projects using Northcott fabrics, including one of Banyan Batiks latest, Mary Batik. Make sure you scroll to the very end there's a drop dead gorgeous quilt called Birds of Paradise by none other than Elaine Theriault. The pattern is reminiscent of the exotic birds.