machinequilter

for any machine quilter with any sewing machine on any frame

welcome to machinequilter


Welcome to our website. Hope you like the look! We’ve tried to make it bold, beautiful and simple to get around. We feature the New English Quilter, JUKI sewing machines and Superior Threads and offer practical advice for any machinequilter on any frame using any sewing machine.

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What’s New?

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We have a NEW SHOP!

shop.machinequilter.co.uk is the web address of our new online shop, for all your machine quilting needs! Through this website, we have lots of information about our Quilting Frames, Superior Threads, Retreats and more! Have a look!

New Machine Quilter shop!

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April Retreat!

Spring into spring with our April Machine Quilter Retreat!

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We’re holding this retreat once again at the ever-popular Petwood Hotel, but we have changed the dates around a little.

Instead of Friday – Sunday, our retreats are now running from Sunday – Tuesday! The dates for the next retreat are:

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Sunday 7th April – Tuesday 9th April.

Click here for more information, including how to book a place.

Book quickly to avoid disappointment – places tend to fill up quite fast!

 

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Line Dancing Membership Site goes live!

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After weeks and months of work and planning, we are delighted to announce that our new Membership Site is up and running!

What makes us different from all the other quilting sites?

We focus on the frames. There is lots of information for machine quilters who sit down at their sewing machines, and again plenty of tuition for long-arm quilters. But people with smaller frames have struggled to find help – until now!

 LineDancing offers classes, workshops and bite-sized chunks of our video material and it’s instantly available to anyone anywhere!  Our content includes videos, downloadable patterns, templates, tips and tricks - and there is much more to come! We will be uploading new content every single month!

Joining the site is absolutely FREE! 

Once you’ve joined, there is a bunch of free content available for you to view, and you also have the option to buy tutorials – we recommend our current Christmas Mini Series!

Preview the Christmas Mini Series Here

Merry Christmas!

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January 2013 Retreat!

We are excited to announce the dates for our January retreat!

Set aside these dates: 25th January – 27th January 2013.

Retreats are a wonderful way to up your confidence in machine quilting, to learn new patterns and meet like-minded people, all in a gloriously secluded location, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

This retreat is fully booked.

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Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, UK

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We had a fantastic show, and all the orders are shipping out now.

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Many customers decided to collect their own frames, and they enjoyed a free demo for their journey! The demo days have been great, it’s been a real pleasure to get to know our customers better. Everyone who came for the free demos has gone home confident about getting their  new frame up and running.

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There has also been a lot of interest in our upcoming retreat. We’re pleased to be able to post a date for January 25th – 27th 2013.  We look forward to seeing many of you there!

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Moscow!

JUKI Central Europe invited Emily and Martha to give a machine quilting Seminar at a Handi-craft Show in Moscow! We shipped some of our 4 and 6 foot Art Quilter frames to go with the JUKI TL98-P and JUKI Exceed 600 sewing machines.

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The Craft & Hobby Formula Show took place in March 2012. This year’s main event was Patchwork. It was wonderful to be there and to make links with Russian quilters – what can we say, quilters are the same all over the world!



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International Quilt Festival in Houston was fab!


We’re back home and busy processing orders. All is going very well and all the Houston Festival show orders will be delivered, as promised, in time for Christmas! __________________________________________________________________________________

Festival of Quilts was fantastic!

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Now we’re gearing up for Houston!
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The July Machine Quilters Retreat was great!

Visit the Blog for details.

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NEQ2 Launch!

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It sounds like an ocean liner and it is designed to cross the Atlantic! The NEQ2 is the updated version of our original New English Quilter.

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For more information see our blog! Alternately, go straight to the product page.

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Italia!

Italy was ‘bellisimo’! It was the first time seeing the frame for most of the quilters at the show there. For more about our Italian trip, visit our blog! Also, visit the Italian website!

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Introducing the Art Quilter!


The New English Quilter has a new little sister called the Art Quilter! The Art Quilter, as the name suggests was created with the textile artist in mind. It’s ideal for smaller quilts and wall hangings. At 4 feet it is very very portable. It will go wherever your fancy takes you, whether it’s the back garden or the cruise deck!

Please click here to see more about our new frame!

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La Mer goes Superior!

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La Mer, the first DVD in our Line Dancing series, was featured in the April Newsletter of Superior Threads! We are happy to report that it sold out very quickly!

At the moment, Bob Purcell has no more to sell - luckily for you, we do!  Please click here to purchase a DVD.

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New Tracks!

Our original tracking system was an innovation at the time because they were amazingly smooth! But with the extensions, there was a bump at the join. And this proved frustrating when you were working on a larger quilt.

So Paul,our innovative genius designer, has been trying to figure out a better way to extend the tracks for some time.The challenge was how to create a seamless join, so the tracks could be extendible and portable.

Sometimes the answer to a puzzle is so simple you just wonder why you didn’t think of it sooner. Paul’s friend Phil suggested cutting the join at angle! A simple brilliant solution!

You can hardly feel the join when you run your finger over it. And with the carriage it’s practically seamless. Well done Paul and Phil! Now the track can be extended to any size we like, and we won’t feel the join while we’re quilting. Not even a little bump!

These tracks are now available for purchasing. Please follow this link to do so!

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Quilt Market was great – we’re coming

back in 2011 with a surprise…

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The New English Quilter has crossed the Atlantic!

Our New English Quilting frames are finding new homes on the other side of the Atlantic. Jill first saw the New English Quilter while she was watching the La Mer DVD. After a bit of emailing back and forth, Jill placed an order. We shipped the frame on Wednesday and it landed inside Jill’s front door Friday morning. That’s door to door transatlantic shipping in 3 days! Amazing. The pilgrim fathers would be jealous! I’m so happy to have the New English Quilter on both sides now!

Jill has a bunch of kids and everyone is keen to have a go. She’s started a blog for anyone interested in following her progress, here’s the link:  www.quiltingwithkids.blogspot.com.

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Line Dancing DVDs

La Mer is making a splash on both sides of the pond. We’re thrilled with the many positive comments! We’d like to thank everyone who has taken the trouble to give us feedback. We’re finding all the comments very helpful as we work on future DVD’s in the Line Dancing series. We’re offering free domestic and international shipping on the La Mer DVD’s as a new year gift!

La Mer is the first in a series ofLine Dancing DVDs aimed at machine quilters with short to mid arm frames. Martha teaches a no mark free-motion method helping machine quilters get the most out of their frames.

Click Buy Now to order using Paypal Secure payments system. You do not need a Paypal account, just your credit or debit card details. Be sure to click the correct button; the one on top is for UK customers. The one underneath is for American customers.

UK PRICE: £19.95

USA PRICE: $24.99