Monthly Archives: June 2017


I was recently working on a quilt that had strips that I wanted to applique down.  I wanted a small applique stitch, one that actually looked like it had been hand appliqued.  My Elna machine had the perfect stitch. It … Continue reading

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Memorized Seams are extremely important when creating “Y” seams found in many quilt blocks.  A perfect example would be the tumbling block pattern. These blocks were made from 60° diamond shapes. To see how to create these, click on the link below. … Continue reading

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Know Your Needle Plate

Elna patented needle plates are designed with etched guides to simplify your sewing. Educator Nancy Fiedler provided this helpful Sewing Basics article to show you how to use the etched markings on your needle plate. Nancy goes over the starting needle position; … Continue reading

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