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Bold and Scrappy Baby Quilts

Baby Boy Scrappy Cirrus quilt

A new modern geometric quilt pattern is available and perfect for making scrappy baby quilts! The Cirrus quilt pattern is a super fast quilt pattern perfect for using fabric scraps or pre-cut kits. If you like a bold baby quilt pattern, then Cirrus is great for you!

Bold baby quilts are super popular right now for modern nursery decor and also a very practical item for any new mom! Grab the Cirrus quilt pattern to make a modern geometric baby quilt like this one!

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In Quilting/ Quilty Inspiration

Make A Scrappy Cirrus Quilt With Pre-Cut Fabric

Let me tell you about the new pre-cut friendly quilt pattern – the scrappy Cirrus Quilt! I made this modern quilt using a Half Yard bundle, but you can use most size pre-cuts or bundles for this quilt pattern!

First off, the design of the Cirrus quilt pattern are half square triangle quilt blocks that are pieced each using 4 different fabrics. They come together to form the shapes of large flying geese designs. The new modern quilt pattern includes 4 sizes: Baby, Lap, Throw, and Bed sizes. You can get the quilt pattern in my shop as a PDF Download or printed paper booklet version.

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In Quilting/ Quilty Inspiration

Make a Modern Gingham Quilt using the Cirrus Quilt Pattern

Let me tell you about a new modern gingham quilt pattern, and show you the throw size Cirrus Quilt! I made this gingham quilt for the cover of the Cirrus quilt pattern.

The Cirrus quilt pattern design includes strip-piecing a Gingham style version of the pattern. The block-based quilt pattern includes 4 sizes: Baby, Lap, Throw, and Bed sizes. You can get the quilt pattern in my shop as a PDF Download or printed paper booklet version.

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In Quilt Patterns/ Quilting

Cirrus Quilt Pattern: Bold, Versatile, & Unique

The Cirrus Quilt Pattern is a modern block-based quilt pattern that features some traditional shapes. If you enjoy classic quilt piecing paired with a modern twist, the Cirrus quilt pattern is perfect for you! Let’s celebrate the launch of the Cirrus quilt pattern! You can get any pattern in my shop for 20% off through April 12th.

This pattern features Half Square Triangle quilt blocks that come together to make a bold Flying Geese quilt. The pattern includes 4 sizes and the option to make a strip-pieced gingham quilt or a scrappy version. You can make the scrappy version using 5″ squares, 10″ squares, Fat Quarters, or Half Yards.

See more about the Cirrus Quilt in this quick video:

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In Quilting/ Quilting Tutorials/ Sewing

How to make a Mini Quilt Zipper Pouch

In this tutorial I will use the Triangular quilt pattern to show you how to turn a mini quilt into a zipper pouch!

Quilted zipper pouches are great for a variety of things, and this is the perfect size to store sewing tools such as rotary cutters, extra blades, or small quilting rulers. Take your quilting on the go with a homemade pouch to carry it in!

If you want to see the video tutorial for turning a mini quilt into a pouch, check it out here:

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0 In Quilting/ Sewing Machines

How to get Perfect Tension on Every Stitch with the deLuxe™ Stitch System

Are you aware of the importance of even tension for your top and bobbin threads on your sewing machine? Having good tension is essential for any kind of sewing projects. But it can be tricky if you ever switch up the types of thread you use.

One key thing that sets some sewing machines apart from others is their ability to automatically adjust for lots of different purposes. As a long-time fan of HUSQVARNA VIKING® machines, I’d love to share about the deLuxe™ stitch system. It provides automatic adjustments for any sewing project, even while using the most tricky and delicate threads.

Wan to hear me talk about the struggles of thread breakage & why I love my sewing machine so much? Enjoy this quick video:

What is the deLuxe™ Stitch System?

The deLuxe™ Stitch System is a patented function on many HUSQVARNA VIKING® machines. It helps the machine automatically choose between using thread tension or thread portioning to feed thread through the machine. Whether the machine uses thread tension or thread portioning, the deLuxe™ Stitch System ensures perfect stitches while using any material and any type of thread.

Thread Tension

Nearly every sewing machine uses thread tension as the typical method to create even stitches. It involves feeding the thread through a set of plates that apply a small amount of pressure. Thread tension is traditionally adjusted manually, but newer computerized machines adjust tension automatically. Many HUSQVARNA VIKING® machines adjust tension automatically, with the option to manually adjust as well.

Thread Portioning

Some computerized sewing machines utilize a newer technique known as thread portioning. The unique thing about thread portioning is that it takes away the need for constant pressure through the tension disks. Instead, the sewing machine computer calculates out exactly how much thread is needed for each individual stitch. The machine feeds that exact length through for each stitch. Since there is no tension on the thread while using thread portioning, it does not break.

Why is the deLuxe™ Stitch System important?

While having perfect tension on any project is always lovely, the really important benefit comes in when working with metallic thread or other thread that shreds or breaks easily. The deLuxe™ Stitch System is useful for embroidery, quilting, or regular sewing any time you are working with delicate threads.

HUSQVARNA VIKING® EPIC 95Q sewing machine

How does the deLuxe™ Stitch System work?

The unique features on the HUSQVARNA VIKING® sewing machines allow the computer to choose which method of thread tension is best. If the machine senses that the thread being used is delicate or will break easily, the stitch system uses the Thread Portioning technique. For the thread portioning technique, the computer calculates out exactly how much thread is needed for each individual stitch, taking into account both the type and size of the stitch as well as the thickness of the fabric. It feeds that exact thread amount length through the machine for each stitch and no longer needs to apply constant tension to the thread.

To see the perfect stitches in action, watch this video by HUSQVARNA VIKING®.

Which machines feature the deLuxe™ Stitch System?

I personally use and love two sewing machines that feature the deLuxe™ Stitch System. I’ve had the DESIGNER BRILLIANCE™ 80 machine for a while and love using it for both embroidery projects as well as quilting projects. Additionally, I recently also added the EPIC™ 95Q machine to my collection. This machine works wonderfully for someone specifically focused on quilting.

The deLuxe™ Stitch System is available on all the following machines:

  • DESIGNER EPIC™ 2
  • DESIGNER SAPPHIRE™ 85
  • EPIC™ 95Q
  • EPIC™ 980Q
  • DESIGNER BRILLIANCE™ 80
  • the original DESIGNER EPIC™
  • DESIGNER RUBY deLuxe™ & DESIGNER RUBY Royale
  • DESIGNER DIAMOND deLuxe™ & DESIGNER DIAMOND Royale

Contact your local sewing machine dealer to test drive some machines and find the best one for you! As a HUSQVARNA VIKING® ambassador, I am also always happy to help answer your questions too!