Quilting Machines

by Nathan Erznoznik, March 23, 2015

Machines Must Stitch Through Multiple Layers

Anyone making quilts needs the appropriate supplies to make the task easier. Quilting machines are designed by experts who understand the special requirements for a device meant to stitch through multiple layers of fabric. Traditional sewing machines are difficult to use while making quilts, especially devices in larger sizes that are now required for many bed mattresses. This has led to manufacturers making long arm quilting machines instead that are often several feet long to hold material securely while stitching. With a long arm device, the cloth does not need folding or bunching as the sewer stitches the fabric.

Choose a Machine with Modern Features

Because many individuals or companies use quilting machines to make items to sell to customers, the ability to stitch material faster increases profits. Quilters no longer must refold or shift fabric and batting to create decorative stitching on coverlets and bed covers. It is possible to buy specialized machines for quilting for home use from brick-and-mortar and online stores. With modern technology, most sewing machines are equipped with state-of-the-art and easy to use features such as:

  • LCD touch pad screens
  • Automated stitch regulators
  • Large workspaces
  • Well lit work areas
  • Simple to use bobbin winders
  • Easy to access thread spoolers
  • Multiple position handles
  • Interchangeable hopping foot
  • Automatic needle positioning
  • Laser stylus

Sewing is Easier with a Quilt Sewing Machine

For someone who has never used the newest models of quilting machines, the ease of sewing with one is a pleasant surprise. Instead of struggling to stitch through multiple layers of fabric along with batting, a specialized machine with a free arm offers a way to adjust the materials without making any errors. Quilters can choose machine models that are portable or ones that are permanently attached to tables or stands. With a specialized stand or table, it is possible to stretch out the entire quilt rather than work on one small section at a time. In addition, it is possible to move the entire machine to work on different areas of the quilt.

Manufacturers make it Easy to Select a Machine

Quilting machines are available in a variety of price points that are affordable for each person. To make shopping simple, quilters can see full color photographs and informative videos to understand how a machine works before making an ordering decision. The features are listed next to the product along with information about its value for a commercial or home quilter. Manufacturers may offer an assortment of accessories that are included such as extra bobbins, needles or lubricating oil. Alternatively, there are often accessories that are sold separately.

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