Can any sewing machine be used for quilting?
While you can use just about use any regular sewing machine for quilting (a quilting machine is a sewing machine after all!), a quilting machine has a variety of add-ons and capabilities that really separate the two.
What can a quilting machine do?
Machine quilting is quilting made using a sewing machine to stitch in rows or patterns using select techniques to stitch through layers of fabric and batting in the manner of old-style hand-quilting. Some machines even replicate hand stitching, for example Sashiko or running stitch quilting.
What sewing machine has the longest throat?
The Janome MC6650 is perfect for free motion quilting and has the largest throat are of any machine in its price range that we’ve found for home use. It sews everything from very light fabric to heavy denim.
When were sewing machines first used for quilting?
The art of quilting took a big leap forward in the mid-1800s with the development of the sewing machine. Though the early machines were hand or foot activated, they eliminated the need to hand stitch a quilt.