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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 […]

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.

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Quilted Textures from A to Zen

I am thrilled to announce that we have Bethanne Nemesh latest book now in stock! Quilted Textures from A to Zen Join Bethanne on an A to Z adventure exploring 132 fresh quilted textures inspired by the physical world and Bethanne’s photography. A is for accordion, B is for bracelets, and C is for coffee, […]

How to design Cable quilting designs for any space

Perfect Cable Template Set

Quite a few years ago I wanted to design a cable design to fit my quilt border and none of my stencils would fit what I needed. I sat and thought about it and finally came up with these templates that would both help me design and draw PLUS assist/guide whilst stitching that drawn design […]

Is quilting on a machine daunting to you?

Is quilting on a machine daunting to you? Would you like more inspiration on what to quilt where? Then take a look at the three new titles we now have in stock – limited supplies though, so get in quick. The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting for BOTH Long-Arm and Sit-Down machines by two experts: […]

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 […]

Tips for best results for finishing your quilt.

So you have decided to send your beautiful quilt top to your favourite machine quilter? There are some things that you can do before it leaves to assist in getting the best results from your machine quilter. Always check with them direct to see if they have specific requirements, but the following list is a […]

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