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Thursday, December 10, 2009

10 Tips for Resolving Tension Issues by Susan Brubaker Knapp

Susan Brubaker Knapp has written 10 Tips for Resolving Tension Issues and it was published today on Quilting Daily.  I thought it was very interesting and wanted all of you to know about it too!!

I had the pleasure of meeting Susan while in Houston for Quilt Market.  We were both sitting on the sofa in the Hilton working on posting to our blogs.  She is a lovely and very talented lady. 

Her DVD,  Master Machine Quilting: Free-motion Stitching and Thread Sketching is available through Interweave Press.  

Susan teaches you the basics of free-motion machine stitching, including thread work to enhance the surface and quilting to hold the layers together beautifully. Find out what materials you’ll need and how to get started. Beginners and intermediates—and those who have been too terrified to try until now—will find inspiration and answers, as well as lots of tips, techniques, and practical information to improve their machine stitching. Stitchers of all levels will benefit from Susan’s thorough approach—from her careful consideration of materials and preparation (including advice on how to chill out), to the differentiation between thread sketching and machine quilting. Learn the benefits and purpose for each of these methods, and find plenty of inspiration through Susan’s artful examples.



  1. This is a good article on thread tension. I find that I change tension depending on what thread I am usng. I don't always use the same color in the bobbin as in the top and the thread my be a different weight and brand.

  2. Thanks for sharing this info. I bookmarked the article in my techniques folder.

  3. Insightful. Thanks for sharing. Tricks & tips always appreciated!



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