Four Pines Quilting News http://www.fourpinesquilting.comhttp://www.fourpinesquilting.com/modules/news.htm?rssfeed=1 Mon, 22 Jul 2019 10:59:40 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Warning: Your Family Will Love the Quilts You Make Them If You Do This http://www.fourpinesquilting.comhttp://www.fourpinesquilting.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=8471 <p dir="ltr"><span>Finding the right fabric in NH for your quilting projects can be hard. Even if you have a local quilt shop like Four Pines near you, sometimes you want to make a more personalized quilt. Not everyone appreciates or understands the sort of effort and time that goes into making a quilt, and you want to make sure that the recipient loves their gift, even if they </span><a href="https://www.quiltingboard.com/general-chit-chat-non-quilting-talk-f7/giving-quilt-gift-any-size-t122795.html"><span>don&rsquo;t appreciate the work</span></a><span> that went into it. If you have pored over fabrics for hours with no luck, maybe some of these ideas will inspire you to think out of the box a little.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>You want to make a quilt that your family member will love. We get it.</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Maybe you are making a quilt for your friend&rsquo;s new baby, or your nephew who loves to play soccer. Perhaps you are planning to make a quilt for your grandchildren when they move out on their own. Often, if you are making a quilt for someone near and dear to you, you want to make them something that they will treasure for years to come. What can you do to make that happen?</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Collect fabrics that mean something to them.</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><em>I know, this sounds so simple, right?</em></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>That friend who just had a baby? Ask her to save some of the clothes that she loved the most for you.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>The nephew who loves sports? Collect his outgrown sports clothes.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Your grandchildren? Start collecting clothing and pieces of fabric that are meaningful now. Baby blankets are a great start.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Collecting fabric for months or years is more of a long-term plan; it&rsquo;s not something you can make now. But it is something you can start doing today. Just think about how much it will mean to those people. Not only did you care enough to make them a quilt, but you took the time and effort to make sure that the quilt would be extraordinary.&nbsp;</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Take this idea and run with it. What other things could you collect to make genuinely personal quilts for the ones you love? Let us know in the comments!</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>In the meantime, if you are looking for fabric to start your quilting project now, Four Pines Quilting is a great quilt shop in NH that can meet all of your quilting and fabric needs! We also ship nationwide! Visit our </span><a href="http://www.fourpinesquilting.com/"><span>website</span></a><span> to view our great selection of items or find us on </span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/fourpinesquilting/"><span>Facebook</span></a><span> for more information.</span></p> Fabric for Summer 2019: Add A Splash of Color http://www.fourpinesquilting.comhttp://www.fourpinesquilting.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=8393 <p>With the changing of every season, we tend to see a change in fashion trend as well.<span>&nbsp; </span>From cooler palettes during the winter months to warmer tones during the summer, trends are always on the move.<span>&nbsp; </span>Although many of us frequent the local retail shops to keep up with the times, others choose to tap into their crafty side.<span>&nbsp; </span>If you happen to be that person, finding the ideal fabric store in NH can sometimes prove to be a challenging task.<span>&nbsp; </span>At <a href="http://www.fourpinesquilting.com/">Four Pines Quilting</a>, we make life easy by stocking up on a variety of fabrics for every season.<span>&nbsp; </span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h4><span style="color: #9028fe;"><strong>Soft Floral Notes</strong></span></h4> <p>A lovely spring option is the soft, quiet tone of floral fabric.<span>&nbsp; </span>Resembling a watercolor painting, lacey floral fabrics are a beautiful way to stay in trend without being too bold.<span>&nbsp; </span>Pale colors like pink, yellow, and lilac pair well with hints of blue and white.<span>&nbsp; </span>A perfect outdoors option as lighter colors tend to reflect the suns hot rays rather than absorb them.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h4><span style="color: #9028fe;"><strong>Bright and Tropical</strong></span></h4> <p>Whether you&rsquo;re planning an outfit for a backyard barbeque or picking out Monday work attire, a bright color palette is sure to meet the need of every situation.<span>&nbsp; </span>For instance, the blazer.<span>&nbsp; </span>A work necessity in any field, the blazer is the perfect go-to article of clothing.<span>&nbsp; </span>Jackets come in an array of bright colors sure to make a statement when you enter the room.<span>&nbsp; </span>Mixed with dress slacks or denim, the blazer is a timeless work classic.<span>&nbsp; </span></p> <p>Likewise, the hot summer months are the ideal time to pull out the brightly colored tropical attire from the closet.<span>&nbsp; </span>Hues such as orange, yellow, salmon pink, and green pop in any outdoor setting.<span>&nbsp; </span>A perfect compliment to a hot, hazy day!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h4><span style="color: #9028fe;"><strong>Abstracts</strong></span></h4> <p>Often we pull from our closet whatever meets our mood for the day.<span>&nbsp; </span>Thus, abstracts are the perfect everyday solution.<span>&nbsp; </span>Offered in a variety of patterns and colors, this is the anything goes category!<span>&nbsp; </span>From geometrics to brushstroke designs, abstract fabrics are used in all articles of clothing.<span>&nbsp; </span>If you&rsquo;re sporting a top or bottom with an abstract design, it&rsquo;s best paired with a plain piece.<span>&nbsp; </span>However, an abstract dress pairs well with shoes that are equally exciting.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>If you&rsquo;re feeling crafty and looking for <span>fabric stores in NH</span>, visit Four Pines Quilting.<span>&nbsp; </span>Offering fabrics, threads, brother sewing machines, and more you can be sure all of your crafting needs are fulfilled in one stop.<span>&nbsp; </span>Visit <a href="http://www.fourpinesquilting.com/">Four Pines Quilting online</a> to view a full list of quality supplies.</p> Brother Embroidery Machine http://www.fourpinesquilting.comhttp://www.fourpinesquilting.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=8227 <span style="font-family: andale mono,times; font-size: 12pt;">Feeling inspired to create something but don&rsquo;t have the time? With the innovations available to todays consumer there are more choices than ever.&nbsp; Activities that used to take days now can take hours to complete.&nbsp; Whether your pastime be quilting or embroidery, Brother&reg; has kept up with the times. &nbsp;The Brother embroidery machine allows you to beautifully craft with high-quality intuitive technology in no time at all.&nbsp; The <a href="http://www.fourpinesquilting.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/p/Brother-Dream-Machine-2-XV8550D-x29805831.htm"><span style="color: #0563c1;" color="#0563c1" face="Calibri">Dream Machine</span></a> 2 has made a major impact on the world of embroidery.&nbsp; With over 900 built-in embroidery designs, including exclusive Disney characters, the new upgrade pack offers even more features and will not disappoint.&nbsp; </span> <h3><span style="font-family: andale mono,times; font-size: 12pt;"><strong><span size="3" face="Calibri">Outline Recognition for Stipple and Fill-Patterns</span></strong></span></h3> <p><span style="font-family: andale mono,times; font-size: 12pt;" size="3" face="Calibri">Crafters are now able to import saved outlines or choose from 10 new built-in fill patterns or stipple stiches.&nbsp; The enhanced preview mode also lets you see before you begin to stich.&nbsp; Thus, accurate stipple anywhere on any project is made simple.</span></p> <h3><span style="font-family: andale mono,times; font-size: 12pt;"><strong><span size="3" face="Calibri">Inside and Outside Auto-Stipple and Fill-Pattern</span></strong></span></h3> <p><span style="font-family: andale mono,times; font-size: 12pt;" size="3" face="Calibri">Offering a built-in library of shapes, you now have the ability to combine shapes simply, and apply inside or outside stippling.&nbsp; Thus choosing decorative fill patterns with separate stitch settings and creating unique designs is a breeze.&nbsp; The upgrade offers 30 new closed shapes, 30 new open shapes, and 2 new line options.</span></p> <h3><span style="font-family: andale mono,times; font-size: 12pt;"><strong><span size="3" face="Calibri">Trapunto-like Embroidery</span></strong></span></h3> <p><span style="font-family: andale mono,times; font-size: 12pt;" size="3" face="Calibri">The new save outline feature helps to easily create projects.&nbsp; The Dream Machine upgrade will save the last 6 outlines utilized.</span></p> <h3><span style="font-family: andale mono,times; font-size: 12pt;"><strong><span size="3" face="Calibri">Enhanced Embroidery Editing</span></strong></span></h3> <p><span style="font-family: andale mono,times; font-size: 12pt;" size="3" face="Calibri">Easily add stippling around any embroidery design or shape in the embroidery mode with no-fuss stippling.</span></p> <h3><span style="font-family: andale mono,times; font-size: 12pt;"><strong><span size="3" face="Calibri">Easy Applique feature</span></strong></span></h3> <p><span style="font-family: andale mono,times; font-size: 12pt;" size="3" face="Calibri">The ability to create multiple appliques in one hoop is now at your fingertips with instant pattern outline.</span></p> <h3><span style="font-family: andale mono,times; font-size: 12pt;"><strong><span face="Calibri"><span size="3">Improved Letter Input and Editing&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></strong></span></h3> <p><span style="font-family: andale mono,times; font-size: 12pt;" size="3" face="Calibri">Crafters can now easily insert or delete lettering and characters.</span></p> <h3><span style="font-family: andale mono,times; font-size: 12pt;"><strong><span size="3" face="Calibri">Color Sort</span></strong></span></h3> <p><span style="font-family: andale mono,times; font-size: 12pt;" size="3" face="Calibri">Surprisingly simple, the Dream Machine can sort the stitch order by color, reducing thread changes.</span></p> <h3><span style="font-family: andale mono,times; font-size: 12pt;"><strong><span size="3" face="Calibri">Multiple Design Transfer</span></strong></span></h3> <p><span style="font-family: andale mono,times; font-size: 12pt;" size="3" face="Calibri">Equally simple, copying multiples files from your USB to the machine at one time saves precious time.</span></p> <h3><span style="font-family: andale mono,times; font-size: 12pt;"><strong><span size="3" face="Calibri">Group and Ungroup</span></strong></span></h3> <p><span style="font-family: andale mono,times; font-size: 12pt;" size="3" face="Calibri">Also saving time, you can now easily group letters and designs for editing all at once.</span></p> <h3><span style="font-family: andale mono,times; font-size: 12pt;"><strong><span size="3" face="Calibri">Combine Bobbin Work Designs</span></strong></span></h3> <p><span style="font-family: andale mono,times; font-size: 12pt;" size="3" face="Calibri">Not to mention, the smart technology allowing the machine to automatically alert you when a pattern is complete.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: andale mono,times; font-size: 12pt;" size="3" face="Calibri">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: andale mono,times; font-size: 12pt;" face="Calibri"><span size="3">Often offering classes teaching crafters how to turn simple art into beautiful embroidery, Four Pines Quilting can assist you with all of your embroidery needs.&nbsp; Located in Claremont, NH <a href="http://www.fourpinesquilting.com/"><span style="color: #0563c1;" color="#0563c1">Four Pines Quilting</span></a> is an authorized Brother dealer.&nbsp; For questions about your next Brother embroidery machine, <a href="http://www.fourpinesquilting.com/contact-us.htm"><span style="color: #0563c1;" color="#0563c1">contact</span></a> them today at (603) 543-3311.&nbsp; </span></span></p> Why Homemade Gifts are the Best Gifts http://www.fourpinesquilting.comhttp://www.fourpinesquilting.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=8011 <p dir="ltr"><span>December is a stressful time of the year. For one, the year is coming to an end and workloads naturally increase to meet New Year deadlines. On the other hand, your personal life gets hectic trying to run all your holiday errands. Trying to find the perfect gift for everybody on your Nice list can feel overwhelming. With new technology coming out every day, buying the latest gizmos and gadgets seem like an easy decision. However, these devices can feel impersonal. When it comes to gift giving, sometimes the classics are the best bet. Crafts and </span><a href="http://www.fourpinesquilting.com/shop.htm"><span>quilting</span></a><span> in New Hampshire are always a good choice. Here are the top 3 reasons homemade gifts are the best gifts.</span></p> <h2 dir="ltr"><span>You Save Money</span></h2> <p dir="ltr"><span>While this benefit only benefits you, it&rsquo;s nevertheless an excellent reason to make homemade gifts. They say the sum of the whole is greater than the value of its parts, and it&rsquo;s true. Buying all the materials you need for quilting in New Hampshire costs less than going out and purchasing a quilt. When you make all your gifts by hand, your wallet will be thanking you along with your loved ones.</span></p> <h2 dir="ltr"><span>The Love is in the Details</span></h2> <p dir="ltr"><span>When you spend time with your family and friends, you get to know them in a way nobody else does. The details they share with you are different than the details they share with other people, making your friendship unique. The same is said for the gift you make. The details will never be exactly the same as other gifts you make for other friends.</span></p> <h2 dir="ltr"><span>You Know Them Better than Technology</span></h2> <p dir="ltr"><span>Regardless of the facial recognition and voice-activated technology, no computer gadget will ever know your friends and family better than you do. You can customize each quilt or gift to fit your friend&rsquo;s personal style.</span></p> <span id="docs-internal-guid-7747439c-7fff-2f1b-7578-827223daf344"><br /><span>Picking out gifts can be a challenge. Instead of searching online for something, try going back to your roots and making presents for everybody on your holiday list. Quilting in New Hampshire is a great way to show everyone how much you care. For quilting and sewing supplies, </span><a href="http://www.fourpinesquilting.com/contact-us.htm"><span>contact Four Pines Quilting</span></a><span> at 603-543-3311 or </span><a href="http://www.fourpinesquilting.com/"><span>visit us online</span></a><span>. </span></span> Holiday Gift-Giving Made Easy! http://www.fourpinesquilting.comhttp://www.fourpinesquilting.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7884 <p dir="ltr"><span>The holidays are coming at us fast. It seems the winter months never give us enough time to get our ducks in a row. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, there are only a few weeks to get all your gifts and decorations ready. No matter what holiday you celebrate in December, chances are you&rsquo;ll be looking for gifts for more than a few people. One of the best gifts you can give is a handmade craft for your loved one. For those of you who aren&rsquo;t creatively inclined, try giving craft supplies for those in your life who are. From the </span><a href="http://www.fourpinesquilting.com/shop.htm"><span>Brother Luminaire</span></a><span> to a handmade quilt, here are the best gifts for and from hobbyists this season.</span></p> <span><span><br /></span></span> <p dir="ltr"><span>Quilts</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Everybody needs a quilt. It doesn&rsquo;t matter who you are; a quilt is always a good thing to have around the home. Especially in New England, the cold weather knows how to chill you to the bones. This season try making quilts for those you hold dear. The materials are relatively cheap, and the effort you put in will show them how much you care.</span></p> <span><span><br /></span></span> <p dir="ltr"><span>Supplies</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Again, not everybody is a creative genius. If you aren&rsquo;t left brain dominant, use the right side of the brain to find the best gift for the artists in your life. Supplies like thread, needles, and fabrics may sound trivial, but they&rsquo;ll make a big difference for the hobbyists you know. </span></p> <span><span><br /></span></span> <p dir="ltr"><span>Sewing Machines</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Every year, new sewing and quilting machines hit the market. With these sewing machines come advancements in technology that make mastering a craft easier. The new Brother Luminaire Innov-is XP1 makes quilting and sewing easier than ever before with its state of the art features. Any quilter you know would love this for a present. </span></p> <span><span><br /></span></span> <p dir="ltr"><span>Potholders</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>If you are creative, try making something useful for your loved ones. Potholders and towels make great gifts. They&rsquo;re products that people don&rsquo;t want to spend money on new ones and can be made at home for a fraction of the price. Plus, potholders and towels allow you to practice our embroidery skills too. </span></p> <span id="docs-internal-guid-a4b56bc6-7fff-cc9b-6d62-8472e716b876"><br /><span>Whether it&rsquo;s the Brother Luminaire or a quilt of your own design, gift giving is all about the love behind the present. Be ready for the holiday this season by finding the best present for the hobbyists in your life. </span><a href="http://www.fourpinesquilting.com/contact-us.htm"><span>Contact Four Pines Quilting</span></a><span> at 603-543-3311 or </span><a href="http://www.fourpinesquilting.com/"><span>visit them online</span></a><span>. </span></span> How Well Do You Know Your Stitches? http://www.fourpinesquilting.comhttp://www.fourpinesquilting.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7854 <p dir="ltr"><span>How Well Do You Know Your Stitches?</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Every hobbyist out there knows that a garment or blanket is only as good as the stitches used to put it together. However, for those just getting started, all those stitches may look the same. This is not true. Each stitch is different in its application and design. Some stitches are purely used for combining two materials. Other stitches have more intricate patterns that are appealing to the eye. Knowing your stitches can help improve your skills for </span><a href="http://www.fourpinesquilting.com/machine-quilting.htm"><span>quilting</span></a><span> in NH. Here are the most common stitches every hobbyist should know.</span></p> <div style="text-align: center;"><span><span><img width="390" height="259" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/7401/390x259_quilt_716838_1920jpg.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="" align="" /><br /></span></span></div> <h2 dir="ltr"><span>Straight Line Quilting</span></h2> <p dir="ltr"><span>Straight line quilting results in a fresh, modern looking quilt. The direction of the stitch does not matter so long as it goes from point A to point B on the quilt in one straight line. This can be achieved by using your sewing machine. All you have to do is set your machine to a long straight stitch and mark where on your fabric that line will go. For intricate patterns using this simple stitch, layer them in different directions to form squares and diamonds.</span></p> <span><span><br /></span></span> <h2 dir="ltr"><span>Free-Motion Loops</span></h2> <p dir="ltr"><span>This is the easiest way to quilt. Free-motion loops allow you to stitch freely across the quilt any way you choose. It&rsquo;s a fun way to leave caution to the wind and get creative. All you have to do to keep the lines looped is let the quilt pattern give you cues. Marking the fabric with chalk can also help guide where you want the design to go. </span></p> <span><span><br /></span></span> <h2 dir="ltr"><span>Echo Quilting</span></h2> <p dir="ltr"><span>The best way to emphasize shapes pieced into a quilt is with echo quilting. These stitches follow the natural pattern created by the shapes. For this technique, all you have to do is keep lines parallel to each other equal distances apart. </span></p> <span><span><br /></span></span> <h2 dir="ltr"><span>Stitch in the Ditch</span></h2> <p dir="ltr"><span>The purpose of stitching in the ditch is to keep all stitches straight while simultaneously keeping them a uniform width from the seam. To do this, you must keep all stitches parallel to the seams of the quilt. This trick for quilting in NH won&rsquo;t show the stitches so much on the front as it does on the back. </span></p> <span id="docs-internal-guid-6c6d5689-7fff-ddde-bff7-2086e770aebe"><br /><span>Knowing your stitches is the first step to using them to your advantage. Whether they&rsquo;re for structural or design purposes, these stitches are the most common you&rsquo;ll see on quilts. For any questions you have about quilting or supplies, </span><a href="http://www.fourpinesquilting.com/contact-us.htm"><span>contact Four Pines Quilting</span></a><span> at 603-543-3311 or </span><a href="http://www.fourpinesquilting.com/"><span>visit them online</span></a><span>. </span></span> The Best Brands for Crafts http://www.fourpinesquilting.comhttp://www.fourpinesquilting.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7797 <p dir="ltr"><span>Everybody needs a creative outlet. Taking up a creative hobby releases stress and allows you to express yourself. Quilting was once thought of as an old wives&rsquo; skill. In recent years, quilting has become more popular for all ages. Part of that has to do with the advancement of technology. Sewing, embroidery, and quilting are easier than ever before. For those considering taking up </span><a href="http://www.fourpinesquilting.com/shop.htm"><span>quilting</span></a><span> in New Hampshire, these are the brands for you:</span></p> <span><span><br /></span></span> <h2 dir="ltr"><span>Brother</span></h2> <p dir="ltr"><span>Brother has been a home and office supplies company since 1954. With a focus on quality, Brother has been creating some of the best sewing supplies around. With their newest product, the Luminaire Innov-is XP1, they&rsquo;ve created an excellent sewing machine. Brother&rsquo;s crafting products focus on making sewing, quilting, and embroidery as easy as possible so you can focus on creativity.</span></p> <span><span><br /></span></span> <h2 dir="ltr"><span>Floriani</span></h2> <p dir="ltr"><span>Floriani has been a well-known name for embroiderers for years. Walter Floriani Jr. is known as the Guru of Digitizing due to his skill at digitizing embroidery work. Over the years he has taught thousands of commercial embroiderers. While known for his embroidery, Floriani also makes products for sewing and quilting to better aid creative hobbyists hone their skills and make their vision come to life. </span></p> <span><span><br /></span></span> <h2 dir="ltr"><span>WonderFil</span></h2> <p dir="ltr"><span>WonderFil is a spin-off company of Wonderful Network Limited. While Wonderful Network Limited dealt with manufacturing their own line of yarn and thread products, WonderFil focused in on specialty threads. WonderFil specialty threads have a unique texture, visual appeal, and sewing capabilities that make them a craft store favorite. Give their threads a try the next time you&rsquo;re quilting in New Hampshire. </span></p> <span><span><br /></span></span> <h2 dir="ltr"><span>Anita Goodesign</span></h2> <p dir="ltr"><span>Anita Goodesign was started back in 1994 by Steve Wilson. His interest in graphic design led him to take up machine embroidery. When he combined these two interests, Anita Goodesign was born. The combination of graphic design and embroidery led to the digitization of embroidery. Now with Anita Goodesign products, crafters can work in intricate embroidery designs like never before. </span></p> <span><span><br /></span></span> <p dir="ltr"><span>There you have it. These are four of the best brands money can buy when it comes to quilting in New Hampshire. If you don&rsquo;t have a creative outlet, think about quilting. It helps take the edge off a long day and gives you a way to express yourself. All of these brands are available at Four Pines Quilting. </span><a href="http://www.fourpinesquilting.com/contact-us.htm"><span>Contact Four Pines Quilting</span></a><span> at 603.543.3311 or </span><a href="http://www.fourpinesquilting.com/"><span>visit them online</span></a><span> today!</span></p> <div><span>&nbsp;</span></div> Meet the Brother Luminaire! http://www.fourpinesquilting.comhttp://www.fourpinesquilting.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7724 <p dir="ltr"><span>For those of you out there who enjoy sewing, embroidering, and quilting in NH, there&rsquo;s a brand new tool out there to take your crafts to the next level. The Brother Luminaire Innov-is XP1 just came out August 7, 2018, and has a whole new bunch of features to enhance and simplify your </span><a href="http://www.fourpinesquilting.com/shop.htm"><span>crafting needs</span></a><span>. Here are the top ten features of the Brother Luminaire!</span></p> <span><span><br /></span></span> <p dir="ltr"><span>1. Revolutionary StichVision Technology<br /></span>This feature allows you to visualize your design on your fabric before a single stitch. With a 5&rdquo; x 3&rdquo; preview area, you can map out your next steps precisely how you want them to look. This eliminates the chance of messing up intricate stitches.</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>2. Guideline Markers<br /></span>The Luminaire Innov-is XP1 has guideline marker lines and grids. You have choices of single, double or angled lines and grids to project onto your project. This allows for precision. This feature also helps when creating parallel stitching, multiple rows of stitches, curtain rod pockets, cross-hatch quilting, and hems.</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>3. Embroidery Area<br /></span>You won&rsquo;t find a bigger embroidery area from other products. You can create larger embroidery patterns than ever before with the Luminaire&rsquo;s 10 &#8541;&rdquo; x 16&rdquo; embroidery area!</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>4. Spring Lever Release Frame<br /></span>The Luminaire has a superior grip with rubber plates on both sides. It also allows easier, clamp-free hooping than ever before. That&rsquo;s because it comes with an ergonomic spring release lever.</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>5. Workspace<br /></span>No matter the size of the project, the Luminaire&rsquo;s 65&rdquo; of workspace can handle it. This is their largest workspace in history and provides a needle to arm distance of 13.1&rdquo;. Because of this larger workspace and needle-to-arm distance, a rolled up king-sized blanket can fit with ease.</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>6. Embroidery Pointer<br /></span>The Luminaire comes with a built-in embroidery pointer. The pointer can display a T mark in three colors. This feature shows you the center of your embroidery design, and also where the needle will drop on the fabric.</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>7. One Action Needle Plate<br /></span>The One Action Needle Plate feature allows the operator to change between the needle plate settings without having to break out a screwdriver. The needle plate can switch between five levels of bobby winding. This cuts back on time and effort.</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>8. Echo Quilting<br /></span>The echo quilting feature allows even more control over the details of your design. You can now follow the contours of your original design. You can adjust the spacing to customize your design as you expand outwards.</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>9. Built-In Tutorials<br /></span>Long gone is the need to search for your user&rsquo;s manual. The Luminaire has 30 built-in tutorials to show you how to use and operate all of the features of the sewing machine. This feature allows you to make the most of the Luminaire Innov-is XP1.</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>10. LCD Display<br /></span>The LCD display screen is better than ever. The icons are large and easy to see so you can scroll through the menu and see what you need to see. The display works like a tablet so you can slide, swipe and navigate with ease on this 10.1&rdquo; space.</p> <span><span><br /></span></span> <p dir="ltr"><span>With features like that, who wouldn&rsquo;t want a Brother Luminaire Innov-is XP1? Make your next project embroidering, sewing, or quilting in NH with the Luminaire. Be sure to visit </span><a href="http://www.fourpinesquilting.com/"><span>Four Pines Quilting</span></a><span> in Claremont NH for all your quilting needs. </span></p> <div><span>&nbsp;</span></div> Why You Should Start Quilting http://www.fourpinesquilting.comhttp://www.fourpinesquilting.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7723 <p dir="ltr"><span>For too long, people associate quilting with the older generations. They view it as a hobby for grandmothers who have retired. That couldn&rsquo;t be further from the truth. Quilting is to adults what art class is for elementary students. It&rsquo;s a release of all your creative energies and an art. There are a variety of perks to quilting in NH. For one, it keeps your mind sharp. For another, it&rsquo;s good for the soul. Here are five reasons </span><a href="http://www.fourpinesquilting.com/"><span>you should start quilting</span></a><span>!</span></p> <span><span><br /></span></span> <h2 dir="ltr"><span>Empowerment</span></h2> <p dir="ltr"><span>You always hear stories on the news about people living to an older age to see the final chapter of some pop culture franchise like Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings. Quilting can give you that same sense of purpose. By starting a project that you want to finish, you give yourself a reason to keep motivated. It also helps to schedule times for your quilting. By creating a schedule, you feel as if you have power over your activities.</span></p> <h2 dir="ltr"><span>Accomplishment</span></h2> <p dir="ltr"><span>There is nothing in the world that feels as good as finishing something you&rsquo;ve worked hard on. Whether that means a final exam or a shift at work, it feels good to know you did it. Quilting can give you that same feeling of accomplishment. By putting in the final stitch, you&rsquo;ve created something that didn&rsquo;t exist before. Plus, you worked hard to do it. Quilting is a reason to feel proud of yourself.</span></p> <h2 dir="ltr"><span>Stress Relief</span></h2> <p dir="ltr"><span>Crafting reduces stress. This is a widely-known fact. Quilting in NH keeps your hands busy, and it keeps your mind going, but it lets you focus on something other than your day-to-day life and worries. Quilting gets you thinking creatively, which has been known to increase mindfulness in a person.</span></p> <h2 dir="ltr"><span>Gift Giving</span></h2> <p dir="ltr"><span>Quilts are a great gift for any occasion. Whether it&rsquo;s Christmas, Valentine&rsquo;s Day, or a birthday, everybody can use a quilt. What&rsquo;s even better is that quilts represent the person who gave the gift as much as it does the person receiving. Homemade gifts demonstrate love and appreciation between two people. Nothing feels better than giving somebody a gift they can actually use that you made just for them.</span></p> <h2 dir="ltr"><span>Happiness</span></h2> <p dir="ltr"><span>Happiness is absolutely a result of quilting. When people feel empowered, feel accomplished, lower their stress, and give gifts, it makes them happy. Getting involved in a craft is a great way to boost your mood and share that happiness with the people around you.</span></p> <span><span><br /></span></span> <p dir="ltr"><span>With reasons like these, there&rsquo;s no reason to put off quilting in NH any longer. Of course, these reasons also go for sewing and embroidering. Check out your local craft store like </span><a href="http://www.fourpinesquilting.com/shop.htm"><span>Four Pines Quilting</span></a><span> to start your next project. </span></p> <div><span>&nbsp;</span></div> What To Consider Before Buying Quilting Supplies http://www.fourpinesquilting.comhttp://www.fourpinesquilting.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7499 <style type="text/css"><!-- p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 14.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none; color: #0432ff; -webkit-text-stroke: 0px #0432ff} --></style> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Starting a new project can be very exciting. You feel plenty of ambition, creativity, and other pleasant feelings. When you are ready to get the essentials for the project you will embark on, it is just as important to have know-how as it is to have passion for the project. Be sure to consider some bits of information before you invest significant money on <a href="http://fourpinesquilting.com/"><span class="s2">quilting supplies</span></a>.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2"><span class="s1"><br /><br /><br /></span></p> <h2 class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>1.) Duration of Project<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></h2> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Are you working on something for a week, or are you doing it throughout a longer time frame? Whatever the case may be, you need to bear how long the process will take in mind. It can determine how much you need, what you need, and more.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <h2 class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>2.) Type of Project<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></h2> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">You wouldn't want to purchase an item that is completely irrelevant to your craft, would you? Track what you need - every piece - and you will find the correct supplies in time. Different mediums require vastly different quilting supplies.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <h2 class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>3.) Reputability of Store<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></h2> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Going to a shop that does not have what you need or treats customers poorly is a waste of your valuable time and money. Take a look around Yelp, Facebook, and other review sites so you can be sure that the place you plan on visiting has the materials you need with the customer service to match.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <h2 class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>4.) Name Brand vs. Generic<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></h2> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Is the brand name <em>really </em>that much better than a generic substitute or rival company? Do your research and see how a generic stacks up to the competition. If it works just as well, there is no need to spend extra money on a brand name!<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <h2 class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>5.) Additional Pieces<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></h2> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Some materials need an additional add-on or piece to make them function the best way possible. Ponder every piece you need, and check your list twice before you head out to the store and gather the things you require for your project.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><br /> With these tips at your disposal, shopping for quilting supplies will be a breeze. Four Pines Quilting is happy to help you with any project you have, so give us a call at (603)543-3311 and see what we can do for you!<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> Three Ways To Get Crafty With Fabric in NH http://www.fourpinesquilting.comhttp://www.fourpinesquilting.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7498 <style type="text/css"><!-- p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 14.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none; color: #0432ff; -webkit-text-stroke: 0px #0432ff} --></style> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">We all like to get creative, especially if we have hobbies that produce something fun. Sewers and knitters have so many opportunities to create, and there are lots of options you can choose. If you&rsquo;re using <a href="http://fourpinesquilting.com/fabric/"><span class="s2">fabric in NH</span></a>, there are ways you can take the time to get creative and add something extra to your finished product. Four Pines Quilting suggests the following.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <h2 class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>1.) Mix Up Fabric Types<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></h2> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">If you're into trying new things, why not start at fabric? There are various types of material, and some can work well together. Of course, you should only do so if it&rsquo;s safe or if it will work for your end product. Combining the fabrics will provide exciting visuals and show off your unique style. Ask us about the fabric in NH we carry!<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <h2 class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>2.) Try New Colors<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></h2> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">There are many types of materials out there, and you would be remiss to miss out on all of the available shades. Exploring new colors could give you more ideas or improve the ones you already have. If you typically work with dark colors, try adding a slightly brighter shade. Or, if you&rsquo;re feeling very creative, mix colors together! The color possibilities are endless.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <h2 class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>3.) Explore Patterns<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></h2> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Sure, using regular, solid fabric is sufficient and can produce something beautiful. Still, there are lots of design options you could explore if you so choose. Lots of patterns exist, and unique designs are a fun way to add dimension to a product without putting in too much effort.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Using fabric is a fun way to get creative, and Four Pines Quilting is happy to help any crafting enthusiasts with their endeavors. To learn more about our company and the products we offer, give us a call at (603)-543-3311 and see what we can do for you today.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> This Is Why Four Pines Quilting Is A Go-To Fabric Store in NH http://www.fourpinesquilting.comhttp://www.fourpinesquilting.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7497 <style type="text/css"><!-- p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Lucida Grande'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Lucida Grande'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 15.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none; color: #0432ff; -webkit-text-stroke: 0px #0432ff} --></style> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">When searching for a <a href="http://fourpinesquilting.com/"><span class="s2">fabric store in NH</span></a>, finding the right one matters. You want to purchase from a store that is reputable, established, and well-stocked. If you need quality fabric, consider your search over. Four Pines Quilting is the ideal space for any fabric enthusiast!<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">First things first: our selection is second to none. We have plenty of brands, lengths, and materials to choose. You&rsquo;ll be happy to browse our collection, and you&rsquo;re bound to find the ideal match for your next project that requires fabric or thread. Whether you want to use something understated or like patterns, we have something that&rsquo;ll catch your eye.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Four Pines Quilting also offers competitive pricing. Our price for all fabrics is $8.50 per yard. Please be sure to order them in whole yard increments. Our pricing is affordable and can help you accomplish big projects on a budget, which your standard fabric store in NH may not offer. We can also ship items to you for affordable costs!<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">In addition to a vast collection of fabrics themselves, we have all of the machinery you need to get the job done and create what you desire. We have sewing machines, thread, and other items that can make your project a reality. Consider us your one-stop shop for all of your fabric needs, from the beginning of the project to its completion.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2"><span class="s1"><span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Now that you&rsquo;ve learned a little bit more about what makes us a standout fabric store in NH, we hope you&rsquo;ll visit us and see all that we have to offer and find the fabric of your dreams! Give Four Pines Quilting a call at (603)-543-3311 and see what we can do for you today. We&rsquo;re happy to help you and provide insight into your fabric needs and ideas.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2"><span class="s1"><span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> Finding The Right Sewing Machines in NH For You http://www.fourpinesquilting.comhttp://www.fourpinesquilting.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7496 <style type="text/css"><!-- p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 14.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none; color: #0432ff; -webkit-text-stroke: 0px #0432ff} --></style> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Whether you have just started sewing or are a seasoned expert, finding the best of the best from a selection of <a href="http://fourpinesquilting.com/sewing-machines?sort=featured"><span class="s2">sewing machines in NH</span></a> can still be a bit of a challenge. There are many to items to consider, and we at Four Pines Quilting are here to help you narrow down your selection. Bear these tips in mind, and you&rsquo;re bound to find the best sewing machine for your needs!<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2"><span class="s1"><br /><br /><br /></span></p> <h2 class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>1.) Consider The Types of Items You Make<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></h2> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Are you an avid sweater maker, or do you prefer to keep it simple with some embroidery? How much material you use, and how often, are good points to consider to help you find the best choice for you. The size, shape, and more of your projects&rsquo; qualities are all relative to what you choose, so be sure to find one that fits.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <h2 class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>2.) Assess Your Budget<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></h2> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Yes, being conscious about your spending is rather tedious and can be something you dread, but it&rsquo;s still very important. You need to make room for all items in your budget, so be sure to check everything and ensure you have enough money to spend on any sewing machines in NH you want to buy.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <h2 class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>3.) Test the Machine<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></h2> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Luckily, all you have to do is visit our store! In addition to our wide selection of machines, we allow shoppers to test the machines we sell. Sometimes, nothing quite captures how something feels like a hands-on demonstration. If you can&rsquo;t make it to our shop, talk to a friend or family member and see if they have any equipment you can try out.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">With these considerations, you should be able to make shopping for sewing machines in NH easier on yourself. For advice and equipment to satisfy your needs, we at Four Pines Quilting are here to help. Give us a call at (603)-543-3311!<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> Advice from a Quilt Shop in New Hampshire: Ensuring Your Quilting Project Turns Out Well http://www.fourpinesquilting.comhttp://www.fourpinesquilting.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7495 <style type="text/css"><!-- p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 14.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none} --></style> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">So, you decided to give quilting a try. Whether you are a first-timer or seasoned expert, knowing how to achieve the best looking product is key. There are a few ways you can take extra steps to ensure great results, and we at Four Pines Quilting are happy to share them with you so you achieve the quilt of your dreams. Read on to learn more, and visit us if you ever need to find a quality <a href="http://fourpinesquilting.com/"><span class="s2">quilt shop in New Hampshire</span></a>!<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;<br /><br /></p> <h2 class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>1.) Have a Complete Idea of What You Want<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></h2> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Since it requires plenty of precision and detail, it is always best to have your quilting project mapped out in your head a while before you buy the necessary supplies. If you have a definitive vision, you will know precisely what is needed, how it will look, and other useful information that will prevent any halts in progress.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <h2 class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>2.) Research What Materials Are Necessary<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></h2> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Would the product look better with thread, or is it more appropriate to use yarn? How thick should it be? These are just a couple of qualifiers to bear in mind before buying supplies, the cornerstone of your project. It is important to consider what will make the project look its best, and what will also keep it functional.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <h2 class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>3.) Ask An Expert<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></h2> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">If you are unsure of where to head next or how to go about a certain process, you can always ask an expert for assistance. After all, they know just about all there is when it comes to quilting! Four Pines Quilting is a quilt shop in New Hampshire that is always happy to help our customers, so do not feel shy if you plan on visiting! We would love to help your vision come to life.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <h2 class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>4.) Follow Instructions<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></h2> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">This goes for all areas in life, doesn&rsquo;t it? Instructions may be frustrating, complicated, or seemingly unnecessary, but they are there for a reason. Be sure to follow all of the instructions, and you will achieve the best product! If you do not follow the rules, you may find yourself with one lackluster project.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <h2 class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>5.) Practice Makes Perfect<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></h2> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Sometimes, we hit a snag and just cannot do a certain thing. It is tiresome, and certainly unexpected, but it is something you can fix. Take the time to practice what you have trouble with, and you are sure to master it in due time. The more projects you undertake, the more well-versed and skilled you will be in the art of quilting.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Follow these steps, and your next quilting project is sure to be a success and look lovely! Never hesitate to contact an expert if your progress stalls or if you need advice. Four Pines Quilting is happy to help you with your quilting needs. We are a spot you definitely need to visit if you are seeking a quilt shop in New Hampshire. For more information about our supplies, company, or services, please give us a call at (603)-543-3311!<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> Choosing The Best Thread for Projects at a Quilt Shop in New Hampshire http://www.fourpinesquilting.comhttp://www.fourpinesquilting.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7494 <style type="text/css"><!-- p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 14.0px} li.li1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none} ul.ul1 {list-style-type: disc} --></style> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">We at Four Pines Quilting are proud to be a <a href="http://www.apple.com"><span class="s2">quilt shop in New Hampshire</span></a>, and we consider ourselves quite the experts in all things quilting. From thread to the types of brands we offer, we understand how important it is to find the ideal thread for your next quilting project. Use the following guidelines and find out which will work best for your project!<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;<br /><br /><br /></p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"> <h2><span class="s1"><strong>Color<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></h2> </li> </ul> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Sure, it may be a very basic qualifier, but it is still something to keep in mind! Think hard about what colors you want present in your project, and what kind of feeling you want to display in your work. Once you have that down, choose the right color(s) and your project will look great!<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"> <h2><span class="s1"><strong>Thickness<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></h2> </li> </ul> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Threads are very different, and all kinds of lengths, brands, and thicknesses are available. As a quilt shop in New Hampshire, we advise you do some thinking and understand what thickness will work best for your project so you can work with it efficiently and create the image you want.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"> <h2><span class="s1"><strong>Consider Brand<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></h2> </li> </ul> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">If there is a significant amount of a certain brand available at a shop, chances are it is a brand that is trusted and works well. Bearing what you require from a company in mind is important, and a brand&rsquo;s name is often indicative of its quality.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"> <h2><span class="s1"><strong>Material<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></h2> </li> </ul> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Threads are also varied in material as well. Whether you are creating something simple or more intricate, finding the right base material thread is made of will help immensely. Otherwise, it may not work as well for the project you had in mind.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">When it comes time to stock up on supplies, especially thread, bearing these tips in mind will help you find the thread you need to get your project done. When you require quality thread and more supplies from a quilt shop in New Hampshire, come visit Four Pines Quilting. For more information about our shop and our products, please give us a call at (603)-543-3311!<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> Avoid These Mistakes While Quilting in NH http://www.fourpinesquilting.comhttp://www.fourpinesquilting.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7493 <style type="text/css"><!-- p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 14.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none; color: #0432ff; -webkit-text-stroke: 0px #0432ff} --></style> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Picking up a new hobby is exciting and rewarding. Especially with something like quilting, which offers a physical product as a reward for your labor. However, there are all kinds of mistakes to be made along the way. For a successful attempt at quilting, Four Pines Quilting advises against the following. We are here for all of your <a href="http://fourpinesquilting.com/"><span class="s2">quilting in NH</span></a> needs, from supplies to advice!<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;<br /><br /></p> <h2 class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>1.) Purchasing Too Much or Too Little<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></h2> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">How else would you get your quilting project started? You need the supplies, so stocking up is inevitable. However, the proper amount is best. When you purchase too much, you have a bunch of material that you probably won&rsquo;t need to use. When you lack material, it simply won&rsquo;t cut it.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <h2 class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>2.) Not Setting Aside Time<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></h2> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">You will need plenty of time to complete your quilting project. While it may seem daunting at first, creating a simple schedule to follow will make a world of difference.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Preparing for the task before you do it makes the project that much easier, while lack of preparation can make it difficult.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <h2 class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>3.) Lack of Safety<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></h2> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">You will be working with sharp objects, after all! Take the necessary precautions and follow safety guidelines. If you have any doubt, come on over to Four Pines Quilting. We are thrilled to speak with you about quilting in NH!<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <h2 class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>4.) Choosing The Wrong Fabric<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></h2> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Not all quilts are alike. Before you head to Four Pines to stock up on quilting supplies, take the time to think about what kind of texture and feel you want. After consideration, you will be able to find the fabric to create the quilt of your dreams!<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <h2 class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>5.) Diving In Headfirst<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></h2> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">While it becomes a bit simple when you get the hang of it, a person probably won&rsquo;t get quilting right on the first try. It requires precision, detail, and a steady hand. Look around for advice, see if someone can teach you, or turn to other avenues to get the crucial information you need.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">When you avoid these mistakes, your quilt will be as lovely as it is warm! For all of the supplies and advice you need to kickstart quilting in NH, Four Pines Quilting has you covered. Give us a call at (603)-543-3311 and see what we can do for you!<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> Why Choose Four Pines Quilting? http://www.fourpinesquilting.comhttp://www.fourpinesquilting.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7451 <style type="text/css"><!-- p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 14.0px} li.li1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none} ul.ul1 {list-style-type: disc} --></style> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Are you in dire need of some supplies for <a href="http://fourpinesquilting.com/"><span class="s2">quilting in New Hampshire</span></a>? Perhaps you need a new sewing machine? Four Pines Quilting is here to provide what you need, and we believe you should choose us when it comes time to shop for supplies. Allow us to explain why we are a great choice!<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2"><img width="300" height="100" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/7401/300x100_quilting_supplies_nh_34688jpg.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="quilting in New Hampshire" align="" />&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"> <h2><span class="s1"><strong>All Kinds of Fabric Supplies<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></h2> </li> </ul> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Whether you require some new machinery or just need to stock up on thread, Four Pines Quilting has you covered. We offer fabrics, threads, sewing machines, and more. Come check our vast stock out and find the materials you need!<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"> <h2><span class="s1"><strong>Exclusive Items<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></h2> </li> </ul> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Though supplies for embroidery or sewing are usually our forte, we have some unique items as well! They are often exclusive, and are certainly items you cannot find anywhere else. You can get the thread you need and find something unique for your antiques collection at the same time.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"> <h2><span class="s1"><strong>Experience<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></h2> </li> </ul> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Four Pines Quilting has been involved with quilting for about 15 years, and our extensive knowledge is shown through the various products and advice we can offer our beloved customers. We are happy to help you. Whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned quilting expert, we can point you in the right direction.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"> <h2><span class="s1"><strong>Machine Maintenance<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></h2> </li> </ul> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">If your sewing machine needs a little extra TLC, no need to worry - Four Pines Quilting is happy to assist. We offer repairs, cleaning, and routine services to bring your machine back to life, or make it better than it ever has been!<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">If you need quality supplies for quilting in New Hampshire, Four Pines Quilting is here for you. Our array of products, services, and expertise make us the best quilting shop around. For more information about our services and company, please give us a call at (603)-543-3311!<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> Finding Quilting in NH Ideas http://www.fourpinesquilting.comhttp://www.fourpinesquilting.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7097 <style type="text/css"><!-- p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 14.0px} li.li1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none; color: #0432ff; -webkit-text-stroke: 0px #0432ff} ul.ul1 {list-style-type: disc} --></style> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Even the most creative of us encounter a dry spell sometimes, and we could always use inspiration. In a medium as expressive as quilting, it is always good to have a place to turn to when you require a flow of ideas. If you&rsquo;re feeling a bit uninspired, try these tips and tricks. You just may find your next great project for <a href="http://fourpinesquilting.com/"><span class="s2">quilting in NH</span></a>.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"> <h2><span class="s1"><strong>Visit A Shop<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></h2> </li> </ul> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Sometimes, the best ideas are hidden in plain sight and you just needed to find them. When you visit a quilt shop, take a look around and see what is on display. Observe what is trending, take notice of what shoppers are buying, and get the supplies you need for quilting in NH in the meantime.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"> <h2><span class="s1"><strong>Browse The Internet<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></h2> </li> </ul> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Thanks to technological evolution and innovation, sites like Pinterest bring a DIY function to your web browsing. More often than not, these kinds of sites offer step by step instructions as well. You never know what you will find if you look on these sites!<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"> <h2><span class="s1"><strong>Talk To Friends or Family<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></h2> </li> </ul> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Perhaps a friend or family member was the reason you got introduced to this hobby in the first place. Pick their brain and see what they are noticing, where they find their ideas, and other pertinent information. <span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"> <h2><span class="s1"><strong>Speak With An Expert<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong></span></h2> </li> </ul> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Your local experts, like us at Four Pines Quilting, are ready and willing to hear your suggestions or feedback about our store or products. However, we also love offering our opinions and sharing news with you. Don&rsquo;t be afraid to pick our brains. We may have all kinds of ideas you had not thought of yet!<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">With these methods, you should be able to find some new ideas to make your creative spirit soar. If you need supplies for quilting in NH, look no further than Four Pines Quilting. We are happy to help you, so give us a call at (603)-543-3311!<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p>