Category Archives: Machine quilting tips

The Best Way To Say Goodbye To Tension Nightmares

Tension issues? My, my, haven’t we all cursed because of it! Just imagine you sitting in front of your machine, probably humming while working on that pretty quilt, when all of a sudden, you have to stop because of looping on the underside of your beautiful fabric. Ugh! What a nightmare! Now, how about thread […]

How to quickly & easily design stunning patterns with grids

Say  to our featured product of the month! Gina Perkes, owner and operator of The Copper Needle has been quilting for 20 years now. An Arizona Quilter’s Hall of Famer, Gina’s passion for teaching fellow quilters and developing quilt patterns & tools are evident in her books. She is also generous in sharing her tips […]

Tips from Sue Heinz

Sue Heinz, owner of Kismet Quilting LLC, shares techniques learned from Sharon Schamber. Viewers will learn two techniques of how to effectively tie off and bury knots.   Sue is the author of 3 books that we stock here at Constantine Quilts. Clear and inspirational…. Fill Harmonics by Sue Heinz $45.00 Brimming with over 35 […]

End your quilting backtracking woes with Gina Perkes

Enjoy learning something new! Thanks to Gina Perkes, here’s a stitching technique that will end your backtracking woes. You can read more from Gina on backtracking at the AQS Blog here Constantine Quilts stocks 3 books from Gina – Mastering the art of Longarm Quilting, Tips for Longarm Quilting and The Guide to Grids. Mastering the […]

Have you tried machine quilting panels for practice?

How are your free-motion machine-quilting skills coming along? If you need a little practice (don’t we all?), Pat Sloan has a smart little tip: practice your free-motion quilting on printed fabric panels. A free-motion-quilted panel from Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt Why practice on panels? In her book Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt, […]

Troubleshooting Sewing machine tension – 5 simple steps

Free-motion machine quilting 1-2-3

Hi all How can you get the perfect thread tension before you start machine quilting? Look no further than Lori Kennedy’s book Free-Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3! In Lori’s book, you’ll learn all you need to know to create 61 whimsical motifs, including how to set up your machine, how to doodle to refine your technique, and yes—how to get […]

Further discounts on Jamie Wallen’s DVD’s for a short time only!

Don’t miss out on this Facebook offer! Further discounts on Jamie Wallen’s DVD’s on machine quilting techniques for your quilts. Whilst stocks last only.

Quick and Easy quilted swags

Tempting Templates! Swags

Many years ago (early 2003) I designed the first dedicated Swag rulers to use with my longarm machine. These have been sold around the world with lots of very happy quilters using them in their business. The swag rulers come in 2 sizes! You can make beautiful swags quickly and effortlessly in approx 5″ & […]

Learn how to use a Heart Template on your longarm quilting machine

How to use Heart Templates on your longarm quilting machine. This video from Tracey explains how to get the best result from your Constantine Quilts hearts templates and then how to stitch a feathered heart with a bow quilting design & then a swag border on your longarm quilting machine. Look for the next video […]

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