First of all what are Quilting Machines? Essentially quilting machines are machines, which are used to stitch rows or patterns using different types of techniques. They can stitch through layers of fabric and some machines can even replicate hand stitching, for example Sashiko or running stitch quilting.
Other then the basic functions of domestic quilting machine, it can also be used for hundreds of decorative stitches. (Read a detailed quilting machine guide)
Their are two types of basic machine quilting, which can easily be accomplished on most of the sewing machines out their. Straight line quilting and motion-free quilting. Straight line quilting is the easier one of the two.
Straight Line Quilting
Straight line quilting is the easier one in them, and it is best accomplished by changing the regular pressure foot, to a walking foot. The walking foot is a specialized pressure foot they can easily grip the top of the quilt sandwich, taking it further with through the machine at the same rate as the quilt’s back. Which touches and is then moved along by the sewing machine’s feed dogs. By moving the quilt evenly through machine, it keeps the layers of the quilt sandwich from shifting apart as the quilt is sewn.
Gentle curves are also possible with a walking foot, but intricate patterns will require free motion machine quilting technique.
Free Motion Machine Quilting
Machine quilting designs are everything but easy, and they can be every bit of intricate and they require practice to create the stitches, even while using a sewing machine.
The following are some of basics:
The machine’s feed dog are lowered, when you are using free-motion machine quilting method, so nothing will be under the quilt sandwich to guide it along. The quilter will be in total control of the motion.
The speed of the sewing machine, and how fast you will run the sewing machine, both will need to work together in an equal pace to determine stitch length.