Quilting with your Embroidery Machine

It is such a joy to get to play with fresh new fabrics. Today I get to show you what I’ve made with Jennifer Long’s new fabric collection “To Grandmother’s House”. It was hard to choose just a few favorites but I managed to narrow it down.

The whole collection is so yummy and you can’t help but crave a freshly baked apple pie after peeking at the color palette and different prints.

It’s time to get creative, so gather your supplies and tools!


Thanks to the people at Riley Blake I was able to play with To Grandmother’s House by Jennifer Long


  • Oliso Project Iron & ironing board
  • Sewing machine/Embroidery machine
  • Scissors
  • Rotary cutter and self-healing mat
  • Ruler


1. Using the rotary cutter and 24″ long ruler, cut the fabrics according to the directions in the pattern.

2. The assembly is quite quick since the fabric pieces remain large. This is one of the reasons I love this pattern, it’s also easy to use larger prints and smaller low volume prints.

3. Once the quilt top assembly is complete, it’s time to make your quilt sandwich. Lay your backing, then the layer of StitchNsew Sew-In High Loft Fleece, followed by the finished quilt top. Baste the layers using SprayNbond Basting Adhesive. No need to add safety pins of hand baste when you’re using SprayNbond!

4. Select a quilting embroidery that meets your embroidery machine’s specifications and hoop size, I used one from Designs by JuJu, but there are so many out there! If you don’t have an embroidery machine that’s ok, you can simply follow the design of your quilt (stitch in the ditch) or do some free motion quilting. Stitch out the design that you’ll use as a template on the StitchNsew Tear-Away Medium Stabilizer
5. Place the hoop on the quilt sandwich and stitch out the full design. Move the hoop over, use the stitched out stabilizer template to match up the last stitch made to the first stitch that will be made in the sequence. Keep moving the hoop to matching up the ends of the quilting pattern for a nice seamless look, row after row. 
6. Finish off your quilt with binding. For this one, I used the same fabric as I did for the sashing. 
Thanks for joining me on this quilting adventure, I hope I’ve inspired you to go explore different ways to quilt using your sewing machine or embroidery machine. If you liked this project, please let me know by posting a comment. And don’t forget to stop by my Instagram and say HI!


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