Top Ten Tips for New Longarm Quilters

by Mary Beth Krapil   If you're new to the world of longarm quilting, it can be overwhelming; as there is seemingly so much to learn. As a 10 year veteran Handi Quilter National Educator, I've been all over the world teaching longarm classes. I've met thousands of quilters and the vast majority of them [...]

2018-07-02T17:37:22+00:00July 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|32 Comments

Addendum to Perfection

by Mary Beth Krapil   I recently wrote a post about the pursuit of perfection. If you missed it you can read it here. Today, I read this quote and it is perfect! And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good. - John Steinbeck See what I mean? Perfect! Happy [...]

2018-06-29T15:26:47+00:00June 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Ruler of the Month Club

by Mary Beth Krapil   Have you checked out the Handi Quilter Ruler of the Month Club yet? If you like to quilt with rulers, or even if you are just getting started with ruler quilting then this is the club for you. You get a new ruler each month that is exclusive for club [...]

2018-06-10T16:18:48+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|11 Comments

The Pursuit of Perfection

by Mary Beth Krapil A friend sent me this: I don't know where it originated, so I can't give credit; my apologies. But it really got me to thinking. About perfection and our different attitudes about perfection. I come from my background as a pharmacist, where perfection is pretty important. After all, really bad things [...]

2018-05-31T18:20:09+00:00June 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|8 Comments

Summer Fun

by Mary Beth Krapil Summer is almost here. The kids will soon be out of school and a couple of days after that, they will be BORED. Isn't that how it goes? If you have kids in your life, be it your own, your grandies, your neighbors, maybe you might want to take the opportunity [...]

2018-05-18T09:25:57+00:00May 25th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|8 Comments

Quilt Facing with Curved Corners

by Mary Beth Krapil Almost a year ago I wrote a post about some of the numerous ways to finish the edges of quilts. If you missed it, you can find it here. One of the ways is facing a quilt. There are times when you don’t want any binding to show on the front [...]

2018-04-28T18:44:20+00:00May 11th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|5 Comments

The Quilt Show in Paducah was a Zoo!

by Mary Beth Krapil Springtime in Paducah means one thing.  AQS Quilt Week! Quilts! Classes! Shopping! Food! Quilty friends! Paducah is know as the mecca for quilters. And they come in droves. This year Paducah was a zoo! I'm talking about the quilts on display. As I walked through, enjoying all the quilts, I noticed [...]

2018-04-29T12:52:50+00:00May 4th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|4 Comments

Machine Quilting the Modern Way

by Mary Beth Krapil Machine Quilting Exhibition (MQX) East was held in Manchester, New Hampshire April 11-14, 2018. It was an honor and a privilege for Handi Quilter to sponsor the prizes for the category entitled Machine Quilting the Modern Way. Congratulations to the winners! The quilts are wonderfully creative. Here are the quilts with [...]

2018-04-19T12:36:26+00:00April 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Introducing the new HQ Forte

by Mary Beth Krapil   We are so proud to introduce you to the newest member of our HQ family! The new HQ Forte is a 24 inch, feature packed, beauty of a machine.  It's sure to fit your style of quilting to a T. Here are some of my favorite features: 24″ of brightly-lit [...]

2018-04-03T19:20:56+00:00April 13th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment