At last! Machine Quilting Made Easy makes learning to machine quilt easy and fun. Get familiar with the basics as you do the exercises; then use the samples you make as handy references.

  • Learn to machine quilt with sixteen lessons in straight-line quilting with a walking foot, freehand quilting with a darning foot, quilting with decorative threads, and more
  • Includes five comprehensive charts for selecting needles, thread, and batting
  • Find guidelines for planning quilts and basic techniques for finishing quilts

Machine Quilting Made Easy has all the skill-building information you need to become a master at spectacular machine quilting. 

  1. Practice the simple techniques prepared by experienced quilting instructor Maurine Noble
  2. Easy-to-follow instructions and exercises on Straight-line Quilting. Freehand Quilting, Quilting with Decorative Threads and Tying a Quilt by machine.
  3. Five comprehensive charts for selecting needles, thread and batting.
  4. Guidelines for planning your quilts.
  5. Basic techniques for finishing your quilts.

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book


  • Threads
  • Needles
  • Walking Foot or Even-Feed Foot
  • Darning Foot

Quilting Techniques

  • Straight-line Quilting
  • Exercise 1 - Determining the Stitch Length
  • Exercise 2 - Stitching in-the-Ditch
  • Exercise 3 - Background Quilting
  • Sampler

Freehand Quilting

  • Exercise 4 - Freehand Quilting
  • Exercise 5 - Following a Printed Line
  • Exercise 6 - Continuous Pattern Quilting
  • Exercise 7 - Learning to Stipple
  • Exercise 8 - Freehand Quilting Sampler
  • Exercise 9 - Quilting a Feather Wreath

Quilting with Decorative Threads

  • Exercise 10- Determining Tension Settings for Lightweight Decorative Threads
  • Exercise 11- Determining Tension Settings for Decorative Threads in the Bobbin
  • Exercise 12-

Quilting with a Twin Needle

  • Exercise 13- Learning to Couch
  • Exercise 14- Braiding Decorative Threads

Planning Your Quilting

  • Pattern Ideas
  • Marking the Quilting Lines
  • Selecting the Batting
  • Piecing the Batting
  • Preparing the Layers

Quilting the Quilts

  • Tying a Quilt by Machine
  • Exercise 15- Tying a Quilt
  • Exercise 16- Tacking a Quilt

Finishing Techniques


  • French Double-Fold Binding
  • Stitch-and-Turn Finishing
  • Labeling Your Quilt


    Resource List/ References
    About the Author
    Gallery of Quilts


Book Information

Maureen Noble
Publishing Information:
That Patchwork Place 64 Pages

Machine Quilting Made Easy

Maureen Noble, That Patchwork Place 64 Pages, Martingale & Company
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