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Quilt with an Embroidery Machine in 8 Easy Lessons

I’m excited to announce (and give away a copy to one lucky reader) my new book: Quilt with an Embroidery Machine in 8 Easy Lessons.  This book has been the culmination of over 20 years of quilting with an embroidery machine. I’ve done everything from embroidered quilt tops to quilt as you as go to quilting king size quilts on an embroidery machine.  I’ve learned an awful lot on this journey and I’m happy to share it with you on Sewing with Nancy.  You can watch it online at or check your local TV listings to watch on PBS.

This book teaches you several different methods for quilting with an embroidery machine: quilting and appliqueing in one step; custom quilting and allover quilting.  Quilting and appliqueing in one step is a patented process that I designed in 2008.  Since then, I’ve created 16 Stipple Collections, and in this book you’ll find two projects that incorporate that revolutionary technique.

Custom quilting is no doubt the type of quilting that makes your jaw drop at quilt show competitions.  The quilting is designed to specifically enhance and fill a shape (block), applique or area. To be honest, custom quilting is probably best achieved through expert free motion quilting. When custom quilting is done on an embroidery machine, you do not have the ‘freedom’ to move the needle as you do in free motion quilting so the results are not as ‘customized.’  However, custom quilting is how many of us want to finish our tops. I show you how to do it in the Patriotic Pillow and Diamond table runner.

Allover quilting is often the result you get when you ‘quilt by check’. Quilt by check mean you pay someone else to quilt your quilt. When you send your quilt to a longarmer, they select an allover pattern that complements your quilt top unless you have specifically requested (and agreed to pay for) custom quilting.  There are two types of allover quilting: nesting and linking. You’ll learn the difference between the methods with two projects.

You’ll discover three different ways to handle the quilt during the stitching process: furniture you have on hand, the shortE and the Weightless Quilter.  My goal for this book is to help you expand your embroidery skills into the world of quilting and get more out of your machine.  I hope you find quilting with an embroidery machine as rewarding as I do. 

Want to win a copy of Quilt with an Embroidery Machine in 8 Easy Lessons?  Just leave a comment and tell me if have any quilt tops that need to be quilted.  Do you have one, two, three or more?  One lucky winner will be selected to win the book and the accompanying collection of 20 embroidery designs.


Want to order your copy now?  This week you’ll find free shipping on all autographed copies of Quilt with an Embroidery Machine in 8 Easy Lessons.  Click here to order.




  • Angela Bright

    I have one quilt top that needs to be quilted, about 3 that need to finished, and a million I want to start.

    • Erma

      I inherited about 24 quilt tops from my Mother. I try to quilt one a year. I doubt if I will get them all quilted in my life time but I hope get a few done. With this process I might be able to get more finished. Also When I make something I want it to me mine from start to finish.

      • eileenroche

        Me too!

    • carol spoelstra

      I have 5 small quilts to be quilted. I usually send all of my queen and king quilts out to be quilted.

  • Jan Bowlin

    I have 3 to quilt with hopes for more to come

  • Christi Turner

    Oh yes, please! I have several to be quilted and desperately want to use my embroidery machine to do it!

  • Susan

    I have 5 to be quilted

  • Linda

    I have one quilt that has needed to be quilted for maybe 8 years…and it’s keeping me from making more. This looks like and interesting way of doing it.

  • linda taormino

    I need this so much. I just got the dream machine 2. I am not ready to make a quilt. I have some small project and have no idea how to finish them. this is just want I need.

  • Jan B

    I was given a quilt top by a friend with the understanding I would get it quilted. I’m still trying to figure out how to do that. I hope your book will help me solve that problem.

  • Brenda

    I have quilt blocks that need to be put together that belongs to a friend’s grandmother that was pieced together with newspaper

  • Ennis A

    I have one top that needs to be quilted. My focus has been on apparel sewing but now most everyone is grown and doing their own thing. A good time for me to move to serious Quilting with my embroidery machine ….. and sewing machine. Would love to win book to help me along with this!! Thanks!!

  • Wendy Ryan

    I have one in particular that is for my mother’s 91st birthday coming up soon. Would sure like to know how to do this.

  • Patty H

    Counting the king sized one I’m currently working on I have three that need quilted.

  • Susie Mackenberg

    I have a box full of quilt tops…guess I’m a piecer, not a quilter…really I’m an embroidery nut! Congrats on your book. I have several of your stippling cds and they are easy!

  • Carol M Krencik

    I have A large plastic storage container full of pieced quilt tops that are patiently waiting to be quilted.I have an embroidery machine. I just can’t bring myself to quilt them.

  • Carol

    Sad to say I have ten Tops waiting to be quilted. I’d love to see what the accompanying quilting designs look like.

  • Brenda Moore

    I have one quilt. I love machine embroidery and want to learn to quilt with it.

  • Pam Watkins

    I have 3 tops and 2 table runners ready to be quilted. I would love to learn how to do this easier with my embroidery machine and become more comfortable doing it.

  • Sandra Sanders

    I have a baby quilt that needs to be quilted, and I have a kit to make a twin sized quilt for my godson to take to college.

  • Bev M

    I have one top ready to be quilted. Just waiting to figure out how. Many more tops waiting to be pieced.

  • Evelyn Ware

    Yes I have 2 that I need quilted. Would really like to try some of your great ideas. One is a good one to just go for it without worrying about it being perfect.

  • Valarie Black

    I have about 25 quilt tops waiting to be quilted. This would be a great help!

  • Darcie

    I will be making a quilt for my nephew’s wedding this year. It will need to be quilted. I love combining quilting and embroidery!

  • Alice McFarlane

    Yes I have more than 3 quilt tops waiting to be quilted.

    • Lorraine Rankin

      I have a queen size top put together when we lived in a motorhome full time. The piecing part was awkward at best but to quilt it with only the dining table for support was not even attempted. Now that we are back into “normal” housing, it’s telling me “finish me!”

  • Sharon Garza

    I have one that I started on a machine with a 4×4 hoop. I have upgraded 3 times since then and have yet to finish it. I would love to win a copy of your book so I can find out more techniques for completing it and I have more I want to do.

  • Elizabeth Kuntz

    I have a few tips and more to come. I would love to have a copy of your book. I’m still learning and since I have arthritis in my hands I want to learn how to use my embroidery machine for quilting.

  • Katie Harper

    I have one 86″ x 86″ quilt top waiting for me to get to quilting the 22″ outer border. I did the center medallion already, but the border is a bit daunting. I think your book may help me get this project finished.

  • Debi

    I have 3 quilt tops to be completed. I put it off because it’s the least enjoyable aspect for me. Just reading today’s blog makes me re-think this.

  • Debi

    Utes, three of them. With today’s post, I think I should re-think this step.

  • Debbie Smith

    I have two quilts to finish and then the quilting process. Plus, I have several banners in various stages of completion that will also need to be quilted. I know I will be on a learning curve with quilting everything.

  • Marsha

    Oh yes! I have one quilt which needs quilting and working on another quilt which means 2 to go please lol

  • Lela Abate

    I have a Quilt that i need to finish. This book would be so helpful.

  • Debbie Dowling

    I have 3 to quilt. I bought an embroidery machine just to quilt my quilts. So far I have done 3.

  • Marilyn Knuth

    I believe I have five quilt tops needing to be quilted.

  • Terri

    I have one ready to go to the longarmer, one is the under construction and one in the serious planning phase. Your new book just might give my embroidery machine a new direction!

  • Patti Ann

    I have a quilt top that my grandmother hand sewed from bits and pieces of fabric and clothing. The seams are so very fragile. I brought it to be professionally quilted, but the quilter refused due to the fragile condition. I would love to take it out of the bag and finish what she started.

    • eileenroche

      Patti Ann, what a treasure you have. I suggest doing some research on restoring the quilt before you attempt to quilt it. I imagine there are some tricks and techniques to saving that family heirloom.

  • Sandra Fidler

    I have 4 or 5 quilts I neeed to quilt and the Embroidery Machine may be the only way I can ever finish them. I would love to have this book.

  • Annette Luth

    I pieced a queen size 7 years ago and haven’t quilted it because I don’t have the confidence to do it and I am determined to do it myself. I won’t start another one until that one is done. Isn’t that sad!

  • Daniela

    I have 5 tops that need to be quilted.

  • Melanie

    I have a bin full of quilts waiting to be quilted! This book sounds like just what I need.

  • kathy

    Yes I have quilt tops to be quilted. I am hoping to tackle some when I retire later this year. I have 3 done with a few more started.

  • Judi C

    I have one large (block of the month) quilt that needs to be completed & quilted. I look at the blocks every day and have no idea how to finish them. I do have an embroidery machine & would love to learn how to quilt with it.

  • Mary

    I am working on 1 now and had planned to quilt it with my embroidery machine edge to edge. The book looks great!

  • Beth R.

    I have one, for now. But I hope to have a few more in the coming year!

  • Janet Coen

    I am an avid piecer trying to improve my quilting skills this year! I have done some limited quilting with my embroidery machine and really want to learn more. This sounds like an excellent resource. I have almost a dozen tops that need to be quilted!

  • Sherrie Lilly

    LOL! A quilt top? I have a few. Need help!

  • Dona

    I REALLY need this!

  • Karyn Gottschling

    I have one ready to be quilted and three waiting to be made. It would be nice to be able to do it myself instead of paying somebody else to do it for me

  • Paula Somers

    I have put together several quilt tops but haven’t quilted or sent them to be quilted, the cost shocks me too much, and this would be the cherry on the sundae. Would love the chance to win this prize.

  • Lori

    Please oh please, pick me! I am up to 5 tops right now. I would love your book to teach me how on my new Dream machine. Thank you!

  • Natalie Brudi

    I have two quilts that need quilted. Machine embroidery would be such a good way to do it.


    I have one small one at the moment

  • Karen's Broski

    I have several things that are in need of being quilted. Plus, many more projects in the loop to be completed. Would love to learn how to use my machine to quilt!

  • Sandy

    I have one quilt waiting right now and would love to win the book to learn how to quilt with my embroidery module.

  • Donna G.

    I have a couple of quilts needing to be quilted. Would love to try the techniques in this book.

  • Gayle

    Would love to learn how to quilt with my embroidery machine.

  • Donna Delvecchio

    I have 2 quilts to be quilted.Yes,yes would love to win this book.

  • Alice

    I would love to learn to quilt with y embroidery machine since I have several quilts and art pieces waiting …

  • Leslie

    I have 2 quilt tops that need to be quilted. I am new to quilting and I am just getting started. I would love to be able produce custom quilting at home.

    • Joyce James

      Love to piece a quilt need a lot of help with the quilting part

  • Susan Kurzbard

    I have 8 quilt tops that need to be quilted, and I would love to do the quilting myself. I have several of your “Stipple” CD’s but they don’t exactly work with my quilt tops. I think that your new book would be a tremendous help!

  • Pam Rohrkemper

    I have several tops waiting to be quilted. I tried on my own once but it didn’t turn out very well….ruined, actually. So, I’ve been afraid to try again. With this book, I’m sure I will be successful.

  • Pam

    I have one in top of my closet. When I first got my embroidery machine I monogrammed my last initial in a log cabin square for each block. Have not quilted it yet. Maybe 7 years. Oops.

  • Susan Spiers

    I have four quilt tops waiting to be quilted-waiting for me to practice my FMQ! Still have a long way to go before I am ready to tackle them! This book sounds amazing-I watched you on Sewing With Nancy. Something I would like to try!

  • Brenda Aigner

    I have three large quilts and 4 lap quilts ready for The machine to work its magic!

  • Rose Mary Scott

    I have several tops ready for quilting, but have put them aside to work on Veteran’s Quilts. Have 2 tops finished and a third started. Need help on the quilting process with the embroidery machine. I actually have started one on the embroidery machine, but not finished yet. Will have at least 3 more veteran’s quilts to make. Our county does quilts for all vets living in our county.

    • eileenroche

      Rose Mary, thank you for showing your appreciation to our service men and women. Such commendable use of your time and talents!

  • Sheila Bennett

    I have one quilt top that is finished except quilting and one top about half done. I have played with embroidery on quilt tops a little. I just finished embroidering stars all around the border of a tee-shirt quilt for my granddaughter.

  • Laurie

    I do t-shirt quilts and have been trying to figure out how to do the quilting on it. But afraid to try. Hope there is instructions on how to do this on my 6 needle machine.

  • Barbara Pointer

    I have 6 quilts ready to be quilted (and another 3 in progress). I have been sending all of my pieced quilts out to be quilted by longarmers (even one custom quilted which costs a lot) but have decided that I want to try to do it for myself now with my embroidery machine since I have seen that it is possible. I did actually do a lap quilt with the embroidery machine but wasn’t completely thrilled with the finished product (I did use the Print & Stick Target Paper which did work very well but I don’t think I did my figuring correctly or something–I was trying to fill in a pieced block with a design and then repeat that in each block; but also had borders and sashings–will have to keep trying.) All of the tops I have ready now are either twin or queen so that is what is making me more leary. I also bought the MQE and have been trying to audition quilting on my blocks that way but it seems like it takes me so long to figure it out or to decide what I want. I guess I just have to get a little more confidence but don’t want to ruin the quilt tops after all the time and effort I have put into them. This book sounds like it would be very helpful for me–I can use all the help I can get! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Myra Williams

    Only one I need quilted, but I getting ready to make another one. Thanks

  • Carole Baker

    I have 7 tops that need quilted. I would love to have your book!

  • Peggy Benandi

    Oh my! I’ve never had one quilted yet. I have a few in process of putting together. Would love to be able to do my own quilting.

  • Sue

    I recently purchased a new embroidery machine. With severe arthritis in my hands it is difficult to do embroidery and I would like to complete the many tops that I have just waiting to be done and shared with friends and family. I am sure the book would be very helpful. Always enjoy your blog.

  • Barbara Lepech

    Of course ~ quite a few!!! I find piecing much more fun ~ at least right now! Maybe with your quilting method, quilting will be just as much fun. Live to embroider!!

  • Bonnie Gray

    I have a quilt top I made more than 30 years ago that I never quilted as we moved and I decided on different colors for our bedroom. I also have several wall hangings that I never quilted.

  • Lauri Winterfeldt

    I’m just finishing my first quilt on my embroidery machine. I learned so much. I’m sure your book would have made the process more pleasant and less problematic

  • Belinda Germain

    All the quilts I’ve made I have already given away, except two a king size and a queen size that I tied off but I really need to quilt. The king size is the first quilt I ever made and just love it, but it needs quilting!

  • Pat B

    I have a beautiful large hummingbird on a single piece of sky blue background. This is my first applique quilt (class with David Taylor). I’m trying to decide what pattern to use in the background – not stipple.

  • Pat Scull

    I have 3 quilts to be finished and quilted. I can no longer
    get down on the floor to do this. Maybe when I see your
    new book it will help me to work on a table.
    I would love to win this book.

    • eileenroche

      Oh you’re going to love this book – no floor crawling at all!

  • Becky3580

    Zero quilt tops, never made one – YET. I’m afraid it will be one more sewing addiction. I do a lot of machine embroidery and would love to try my hand at a quilt top and finish it; perhaps your book would be just the motivation.

  • Karen LaMendola

    I have too many to count!

  • Teresa Niwinska

    I have 3 quilts and 2 runners – those should be great to apply ideas from your book.

  • Debbie Marsh

    I have 2 waiting to be quilted. I am waiting for inspiration.

  • Michelle Hall

    I am just getting ready to start a baby quilt for someone and I have 1 older quilt top that needs to be finished

  • Nancy Griffith

    I recently retired and just finished my first top for a baby/crib size quilt. I thought I’d start small to build up my confidence and experience and now I have the bug to do a larger quilt!! I have an embroidery machine and need to learn how to quilt using it. Winning this book would be such a blessing!

  • Linda Severs

    My first and only bed-sized quilt was started when I was pregnant with my firstborn. Five children later it was never quilted nor bound. I would LOVE to get it out and finish it off this summer!

  • Sally Hudson

    I have two baby quilts that need quilting – haven’t got money to take to have them professionally done – but are not sure what I want to do on them. Using my used Elleglante would be a new project – did the embroidery on them using my Ellure (retirement 2004) – would be fun to use either one. would be nice to finish one of them. Thank you. Sally

  • Liz Ezell

    Right now, I have 4 quilt tops to be quilted, one of them is hand applique. I would love to be able to quilt them myself!

  • Cathy Temole

    I have 7 ready to be quilted. And 63 ready to be pieced. I NEED your book!

  • Sara

    I have two quilt tops to be quilted and four quilts in progress.

  • Nancy Sherr

    Caught me! I have 2 quilt tops waiting to be quilted and 3 table toppers. Perhaps this will shame me into finally get them done.

    • eileenroche

      No shame! Just nudging, Nancy!

  • Janet Rettig

    I don’t have a quilt top yet. I have an idea for a quilt that I have been gathering fabric for.

  • Lisa

    I want to learn to quilt and this book would be perfect. I have 1 quiltop pieced together by my daughter that I would love to finish!

    • eileenroche

      It’s not a quilt until finished, right Lisa? This book will definitely help you get that top turned into a quilt!

  • Maggie

    I am just beginning to learn to do quilting on my machine. I need this to book to get through my first quilt top with the basics and continue learning and improving my projects. Thank you and God Bless! Maggie

  • Gill Dickinson

    I have 3 tops waiting to be quilted. I love the allover quilting which looks like it has been longarmed. The book sounds great.

  • Jane Kueper

    Yes I would love a chance to win! I have several quilt tops ready. Just need the confidence and added instructions to start. More hours in the day wouldn’t hurt either. At this moment I’m in my call room almost done with my 24 hour shift as an OR nurse. It’s 3:30am and I can’t sleep so I’m wishing I brought some project with me.

  • Rena

    Wonderful…looking forward to reading your book

    • Pamela. Johnson

      I’m not sure if I could do it as easy as it looks , but with practice I would give it a good try . I love all your helpful tips. I have 2 quilts to try it out on . Many thanks.

  • Jane Waite

    I have the fabric for 2 quilts sitting in my stash waiting for retirement. Maybe then I will have the time to make them and quilt them with my sewing machine.

  • Jean

    I would love the book and to use my pep software to finish the 3 quilt tops I have to do!

  • Cheryl

    This sounds like a godsend-as quilt by check has been suspended due to financial matters.

  • Pat

    I have a large quilt that has been waiting for about 7 years to be quilted and a child’s quilt that has been waiting for 3 years. I definitely need help.


  • RUTH F

    Like everyone else I have quilts that need finishing. But I am not sure how my six needle babylock can do it. I am worried about the size of the throat (not sure that is the correct term. My pfaff is too small to cram a quilt through. Embroidery machine has a larger area,but I am afraid of ruining the quilt. I would definitely think twice about putting an antique quilt in the hoop. I have been to a sewing sisters event and have some of your quilt designs I use them on pillows and table runners. I hope you figured it out for large quilts. Would save quite a bit of money.

    • eileenroche

      Ruth, I did all of the quilts in this book on single needle embroidery machines. My next project will address the multi-needle machines. I’m optimistic it can be done but want to work out the kinks. We’ll keep you posted here on the blog. Although, it may take awhile.

      • RUTH F

        Thanks for replying. My daughter has a single needle machine so this book might be helpful for her. She is just starting out and trying to quilt on her machine to save money.
        Thanks again for replying!

  • Samantha Kauffman

    Wow! The book sounds amazing! I’m getting back into sewing after about 10 years. I have 2 quilts from then that need to be finished, but already have material for several more!

  • Kate

    Where has this been all my life? On my last quilt, I used the peacock feather design mixed with one of the PEP inspiration vintage flower designs around the border of my last quilt by moving my monster hoop around with my 6 needle brother. It turned out amazing, but this looks even better!
    I have 2 waiting and more to come, I’m addicted to quilting on my embroidery machine! Thank you for these great tools to make amazing fun things.

    • eileenroche

      Oh Kate, I too am addicted to quilting on embroidery machine! It’s so much fun and so rewarding!

  • Cheryl M

    I have two that need to be quilted. This looks like a very interesting way to get it done!

  • Susie

    I have at least 6 quilt tops ready for quilting – there may be a 7th I’ve lost track of….and several more in various stages of completion!

  • Joan Davidson

    I have 3 quilts that need quilting and several that are in various stages but not there yet. I would love to win this book as I quite often use embroidery as a method to quilt, but not in such detail!

  • cindy

    I have quilt squares from my grandmother that were never fininished and would love to see the designs in this new book to use an embroidery machine.

  • Nancy Reester

    I have 3 large ones to quilt. One really needs some interesting quilting to take it to a better place. I have 3 small community quilts to quilt also. They would be perfect to practice on.

    • eileenroche

      Great idea! Practice makes perfect, Nancy.

  • Kathy Cramer

    I’m in the middle of a move, so I’m not sure how many I have to be quilted. At least 3 or 4. I’ve got a bad back and neck so I gave up my mid-arm machine and frame and decided I must focus on smaller projects. Sigh. But find that free motion quilting on my regular machine is still hard on my spine. I’ve been thinking that embroidery could save me as I really like to finish my quilts myself. Happy to hear there is a way to make this work and would love to win a copy of your book. I gave up golf years ago, and I refuse to give up quilting. I will make this work.

  • Linda Pratt

    OH YES ! I have 2 that need to be quilted, and I just purchase a brand new embroidery machine to do them on! Your book would be the bomb to help me do those and more !!

  • Beverly cherry

    I don’t have any quilt tops right now, but this might inspire me 🙂

  • Nancy Weber

    I have 5 quilts in various stages of completion that I really need to get back to work on. Just need a little inspiration to get me going on them again!

  • Karen Gonzales

    I can really use this book! I have 2 LARGE quilts with embroidered blocks that will cost me a fortune to have long-armed because I don’t want quilting over my beautiful embroidery.

  • Joanne Dillon

    I don’t have any quilts to quilt, but I do have three baby blankets for loved ones to be that are waiting to be finished with just the right touch! Thanks for sharing your knowledge and love of embroidery with all of us!

  • Shari K

    I have about 20 tops ready to be quilted. For many of those I also have the backing fabric! I need your book!

  • Debbie Smith

    Lucky is the winner of this gem. Allbrands introduced me lately with some of the features. I have my son’s first anniversary quilt requiring top quilting as well as 2 charitable quilts for our church quilting guild. Good luck to all of you.

  • Monica

    I’m based in South Africa. Also have a WIP for nearly 10 years waiting to be quilted, have tried hand quilting but that wasn’t working for me at all. Since I have a Brother V3 as well as a Ricoma embroidery machine, I might just as well put it to good use. I would love to do more, need more courage!

  • Barbara

    I have 1 quilt top to finish and 1quilt waiting for the binding.

  • Judy Nicely

    I just started quilting in 2001 but…..have an enormous (over 50) amount of quilt tops to be finished. I just love all the colors/designs/new patterns and just seem to keep trying them all. I’ve been on a quest to finished these (all sizes). This appears to be a great way. Thank you!!!

  • Michelle

    I have a very special quilti top I made from my mother’s clothes ( mom passed three years ago ) that I want to finish for my first granddaughter. This book would be great to help me finish the quilt. I would love to have this book. I really enjoy all the books you have, they teach me how to do a lot of different things.

  • maria blecha

    I have two right now that are ready to be quilted, one is being pieced right now, a black and white one, and like maybe 500 ideas for other quilts. I need to live long live to be able to do it all!! I would love to win your book. Thanks

  • Norma Peck

    Your new book sounds amazing. My mother was a quilter, by hand, I have never tried it yet, however I do love using my embroidery machine to create projects so look forward to try making quilts.

  • Tonya Mark

    I just finished piecing a tunnel block quilt top at a great little store here in New Orleans. The store manager and I both have a single needle embroidery machine that we also sew on. This book would be great to share with all the ladies at the store.

  • Marti Morgan

    I just finished a quilt for our bedroom that I digitized using my PEP and am so excited with the results and the process. I now have one more border to complete a quilt for our motor home. Then i will need to quilt it. Love all the things you have taught me Eileen and Mari!!!

  • Debbie

    I have one quilt top that needs to be quilted at this time.

  • sophia jane moffitt

    I love the embroidery started quilting to do something with all the embroidery samples I made, I have quilted one baby quilt on my embroidery machine I liked do it like that putting all the material on a hoop is challenging would love to know more about this method, I have about 5 quilts in progress

  • Sharon Chase

    Just what I have been looking for! I have several quilt tops and many blocks that are ready to be sewn into quilt tops. My husband and I both sew. He sews most of the blocks and I sew them together. He just recently purchased his own embroidery machine. He’s retired and enjoys sewing as much as I do.

    • eileenroche

      That’s so fun to share this wonderful hobby with your best friend!

  • Susan Fiondella

    Two quilt tops need to be quilted at the present time. FMQ has not come easy for me so quilting with my embroidery matching would be awesome. I think your book would be a great tool.

  • Casie W

    I’m just finishing up a quilt so I will soon have one that needs to be quilted. The joy of owning the ShortE is that I can quilt them promptly after I finish them. Love it!

    • eileenroche

      I’m so glad you’re using your ShortE – sure makes the task manageable!

  • Leah Mccray

    Working on a quilt now that I would love to use my embroidery machine on if I knew how.

  • Kathy Reilly

    “A” quilt to quilt? How about a dozen in the wings patiently waiting?
    Hopefully, this book would show me the way to finished quilts!

  • P Dixon

    Just getting started in quilting. These lessons would be a great way to jump start my quilting.

  • Toni Leggate

    I have 2 ready to quilt; 6 at various stages that will need quilting; several ‘how to learn to FMQ’ bundles of sandwiches (why is it so scary?) I could use these to practice…
    I also have an embroidery machine that would love me to learn your methods!

  • Lou B

    My grandmother was a beautiful quilter-doing hers all by hand-no machine involved from start to finish. Although I would love to be able to say I’ve done that, I know in reality if I ever finish the quilt she started for me (pieces cut), it will be done on my Brother Dream Machine!

  • Fonda Baus

    I made a beautiful queen size quilt for my bed with the hopes of having it professionally quilted.. But that never happened due to money being tight.. Now with Hubby not working that may never happen.. I am up to the challenge to quilting it myself but need guidance.. I think you book is just what I need… I also have a twin log cabin quilt top I made years ago.. I want to quilt that for my Grand-Daughter….

  • Cathy

    Yep! I definitely resemble that remark!! Love to put them together, hate to pay for quilting. This would be the answer to my dreams!

  • Susan Novak

    I have several “Almost” ready to be quilted quilts! I’ve gotta get busy and finish them….soon.

  • Linda Tucker

    I have done a little quilting on my embroidery machine, but love to lean and do more! I have several quilts that need to be done.

  • Jane Larter

    I don’t have any quilts to be quilted. I have been hesitant to make a quilt because I don’t know how to do the quilting and don’t know anyone with a longarm to do the job. My Granddaughter is graduating from high school and I plan to do a quilt for her and want to do machine embroidery quilting. I need help to learn how to do that.

  • Sally

    I piece and quilt all of my quilts as it gives me pleasure to complete a project all by myself. I have the Short E, but have only used once to quilt a top. I neee more instruction on its use. I usually piece and then immediately begin the quilting process because I find if I don’t do it then, I will just forget about the quilt and go on to piecing another.

  • Norma Ritz

    I have a queen size quilt to finish and a baby quilt I started for my grandson 14 years ago. It would be nice to get it finished before he goes to college.

  • Kelly McCain

    With a “Can-Do” spirit, I have attempted and taught myself to sew, and do alterations and learn machine embroidery. I really would like to learn your method, as I have several friends that quilt and have been trying to get me involved! For some reason it just seems overwhelming!, But I will get there! I have 1 quilt top completed, and 2 more started. Thank you for this book!

  • Pat Kimball

    I have eight tops that need to be quilted. I really enjoy the making the tops but the quilting, not so much. I need help!

  • Donna Fecteau

    I love this idea. I have several small quilts tops in progress and a notebook full of those I want to make. Love this idea and dvd.

  • Susan Sullivan

    No quilt tops as such, but I do have 4 wallhangings and 3 table toppers waiting to be quilted. One of these days…

  • Kathleen H

    I have 3 quilt tops needing quilting and as the year flies by, I usually try to complete 2 more philanthropic quilts for the local guild.

  • Kim Fisher

    I am working on one that will need quilting. I would love to see your technique.

  • Jackie

    I have 6 tops waiting for quilting. Hopefully soon….

  • Susan T

    Too many to count. I inherited several boxes of quilt tops from my very prolific piecing Mom. I love to expand my knowledge and this book would truly help.

  • Perryman Angela

    I have a friend who quilts mine for me… but I’d love to learn how to do it myself. I have 6 I want to start, right now!

    • eileenroche

      Wait no longer! You can do it.

  • Jan C

    I have 2 tops that need quilted. Just looking for the right type of quilting

  • Colleen

    this is on my list of things to do, but until now I have felt very intimidated by the thought of doing such a project.

  • Meghan M.

    I’ve stayed away from quilting because I’ve been afraid of the long-arm part, but knowing that I could use my embroidery machine is a game-changer!

  • jo allyn beckett

    My class in this process was inspiring, but trying to remember the steps is daunting. A book on this topic is a great idea. Quilt tops await.

    • eileenroche

      Let’s get them done!

  • Diana Barnett

    I am just about done with a quilt for my granddaughter then will start one for my grandson.

  • Kelly Sas

    I have too many to count! I am just finishing up a quilt for a dear woman who will turn 90 and having a party to celebrate her. I would love to quilt it with this method!

  • Melissa Zimmerman

    I have more quilts then I can count

  • Diane

    I have two ready. They are for quillows for grandsons’ graduations.

  • Elaine

    I have 8 quilt tops that need to be finished. This book would be a good way to get accomplish that.

  • Danie

    I have one that is ready to quilt. I wall hanging (christmas themed) and another one that is almost ready… I also have fabrics for a dozen more but don’t want to start until I havehe first one completed!

  • Maureen M

    Would love the book. Just bought an embrodiery machine and am hoping to learn this method. Have 2 tops ready to go.

  • Linda Coleman

    My granddaughter (8 years old) and I are both working on quilt tops. This book sounds like what we need to quilt once the tops are complete. It would be awesome to quilt these ourselves.

  • Roberta Willoughby

    I quilt smaller quilts on my Destiny. I have 3 ready to finish

  • Pamela Thomas

    I am about to start the first of 8-10 baby quilts for future great-grandchildren who I may or may not ever see. My grandchildren are just starting high school, so great-grandchildren are likely a decade or more in the future, but I want to leave this legacy. If I am fortunate enough to get to know them, I can spend my time snuggling them rather than at the sewing and embroidery machine. The designs in this new book would help with the design and quilting of these heirlooms.

  • Linda F

    I am working on three quilts now. I’d love to know how to quilt them with the embroidery machine. Also, would like to know if this book covers the same info as your Craftsy class or if it additional information. Thank you. 🙂

    • eileenroche

      Hi Linda, this book is a much more in-depth look at quilting with an embroidery machine than my Craftsy class. I think you’ll gain valuable knowledge by reading this book.

  • Dianne Evans

    My daughter and I took a quilting class expecting to learn how to make a quilt. Sad to say –all they did was make the quilt top and expect us to pay them to quilt it! I refuse to do it by hand nor pay someone else to do them for me! I have a brother PR1000 and know there surely there must be a way to use this wonderful machine to make quilts also. I also have a large king size bed for which I haven’t been able to find a quilt big enough, and would love to make a quilt-as-you-go quilt for it. It must look professional and beautiful (yes I am a perfectionist and love to do it myself :). I am wondering if your book is just what I need.

  • Sue Kirk

    I have three quilts almost ready for quilting. A baby quilt, quilt blocks ready to assemble for a king size bed, and another one with fabric chosen. Ready to learn how to it on my Viking. At a quilt show yesterday where they showed all kinds of templates. Oh so much inspiration$$$$

  • Dianne Evans

    P.S. My daughter and I along with a couple of friends joined a local block of the month group. Unfortunately, again we will end up with quilt tops that will need to be quilted somehow!

  • Shirley Inman

    I am always in the process of designing a quilt and looking for ways to use my embroidery machine to quilt it. I like to quilt in the hoop and have several quilt blocks ready to be put into a quilt.

  • Deb

    I only have about 3 smaller ones. Just finished a single bed size for my grandson doing mostly machine embroidered quilting & even it was heavy so could use any tips available!

  • Jane Ruhl

    I have a twin “quilt to give” ready to quilt, a table runner, and a partially pieced log cabin. I just got a shortE, but haven’t used it yet. I am so happy to see all of your quilt experience in a single resource. Thank you!

    • eileenroche

      Oh, you’re going to love your shortE. You will be so productive – getting those projects quilted and complete!

  • Susan Burns

    I have quilt tops to finish, as well as quilts to be made. I call myself a top maker, not a quilter, as I piece tops, but struggle with the quilting. Your Stipple patterns have helped me make and complete many quilts.

  • Carolyn Rollberg

    Like lots of other comments, I also have several tops ready to be quilted. I have several of your CDs for raw edge appliqué and quilting in the hoop. The only thing I would like to see is no tie offs on the back of the quilt. Does this new method address that issue?

    • eileenroche

      Yes, Carolyn, this book does address the tie-offs on the back of the quilt. It’s been a pet peeve of mine for several years, so i’m happy to share new quilting designs that don’t leave a messy back.

  • doree shandera

    I have many unfinished projects and would love to have your newest book. I find your books to be so easy to read, understand, and tidbits that make me smile.

  • Joyce Pitts

    I have four tops that need to be quilted. I have thought about using my embroidery machine to do it, but haven’t jumped in. I’d love to get more Grillo on how to start embroidery machine quilting!

  • Shirley

    Have one to quilt (from my grandmother) and am working on a king-sized one now

  • Barbara Stolzoff

    I have always thought that there was a way to quilt using one’s embroidery machine but when I would ask around no one knew how to do it. Your book is very much a needed resource. I have 3 quilt tops to quilt and it would be lovely to finally facilitate how to quilt with my embroidery machine.

  • s

    I am working on two T-shirt quilts and this book would really save me a lot of planning and time. I love machine embroidery. Thank you.

  • Kathryn Heath

    I am fairly new to quilting. I bought an embroidery machine about 5 years ago and love it. I have used my machine to quilt a baby quilt. I am ready to start a Christmas quilt and would love to use my machine to quilt it.

  • Cindy Amend

    I have one quilt top. I need help!

  • Doris Harris

    Is it possible that I can quilt on a longarm quilting machine using this book?
    I love your embroidery designs.

  • Doris Harris

    Is it possible that I can quilt on a longarm quilting machine using this book?
    I love your embroidery designs.

  • Rosemary Kelley

    I have 4 quilt tops i would love to get quilted but don’t have the money to get them done.i just got a new jonamo 9000 so i would love to learn to do this on it .thank you for the chance to win your book .

  • Cynthia S

    I haven’t made any quilt tops, so this book would be fun to have!

  • Betty Starkey

    I have four full size and three baby quilt tops completed. I’ve been holding off sending them to the long arm quilter I’ve used because I want to be able to say I did it all, and I want to. Would love to win this book!

  • Cindy Strickenberger

    I have 3 that are ready to be quilted, 2 of them need custom quilting. However, I have not mastered this process yet, so would love to have this book to helpe learn it.

  • Cy

    I have about 5 tops that need to be quilted, so need all the inspiration I can get.

  • Susan Wilson

    I have the blocks for a dresden quilt top and then will need to quilt it. Your book is such a wealth of information.

  • Karen S

    I have a small one I need to quilt when it is done I am going to start a larger one. I have the shorte, but have not used it yet all my large quilts were done. I am finishing each quilt before doing the next one.

  • Sue Johnson

    I have two full sized quilts and one twin-sized that need to be quilted. Learning from this book is just the push I need to do this . I would really love to have this book by these two talented ladies!

  • Lori Beatty

    I have 8 that need to be finished.

  • Brenda Sadler

    I have 6 needing finished and working on 3 more. I love building the tops, so I need to learn to do the whole quilt.

  • roxanne hamilton

    I have never done quilting with embroidery I always do my quilts by quilting them on the ordinary machine I have so many quilt tops I think its time to start

  • Sara Redner

    I have one of my own, 2 my mother-in-law had started that I plan to finish, and my good friend just finished hand embroidering a top that she has no idea how to finish. Maybe we would be inspired by reading your book.

  • Eileen Kranzberg

    I am so excited to hear about Eileen Roche’s new book. I just bought an embroidery machine in the hopes of quilting my own quilts. Right now I have 3 tops that need quilting and recently paid to have 3 quilted as they were gifts.

  • Lynn

    I have one queen sized to be quilted, but just can’t figure out how or where to start…..Looking forward to Eileen’s new book.

  • Maxine Mac Neill

    I have around 25 tops to quilt and was wondering if I can incorporate these on your frame like the ones that came with the frame? Love my frame Eileen

    • eileenroche

      HI Maxine! Long time no talk to! You absolutely can use the designs in the book with your shortE frame. The shortE is not mandatory but it sure is helpful.

  • Chris Sugden

    I have 6 finished and 1 nearly finished all lying in splendour under the bed waiting until I get the courage to quilt them. Eileen’s book would assist greatly.

  • Yvonne Christensen

    After the passing of my husband this past April his sister gave me a quilt in progress that my mother-in-law began in the late 1980’s. I plan to finish it and give it back to my sister-in-law and what better way than to finish it with the embroidery machine. I would love to be the recipient of your new book.

  • Ouida Brown

    I have one baby quilt I designed and pieced together, waiting to be quilted. I’d love to use the tool to finish it up in style!

  • Nancy Tucker

    I have several quilt tops to quilt and a new embroidery machine to learn how to use. this book would be perfect to motivate my to finish those quilt tops.

  • Linda Maddox

    I have 3 quilt tops I need to quilt. I have a Destiny and really enjoy doing the process from start to finish, so this is a perfect fit. Can’t wait to give it a try!

  • Kathy Jones

    I have been searching forever looking for help to use my embroidery machine to quilt my 4 quilt tops. Ready to learn your new technique.

  • Sharon Tarpinian

    Eileen, you won’t believe this but I have a quilt under my bed that’s been there about 40 years just waiting for me to quilt it!!!! This book sounds like the answer for me as to what to do in order to finally get it quilted!!! I love watching you on It’s Sew Easy and on Sewing with Nancy. Keep up the great work and thank you for sharing with us all.

    • eileenroche

      Such kind words, thank you Sharon.

  • shellia

    I have an old Designer One and love machine embroidery. I have been putting together a quilt, trying to figure out how to do machine embroidery on it to make it special. I would love a copy of the book.

  • Barbara Kahn

    UFQ has become my middle name. Taking classes creates a few.Finishing a Fibonacci runner in a class with Caole Lyles Shaw after this message. Close down the kindle and go finish—determined!

  • Norma Buchanan

    I have used my embroidery machine to quilt sections of one quilt. I have another quilt ready to quilt and many more tops in the works. I love the looks of embroidery machine quilting.

  • Donna B

    I have 3 quilt tops that need quilted. I’ve played around with free motion quilting but haven’t mastered it yet. Would love a book!

  • Pat

    I have two quilt tops needing quilting but am working on a third that will soon join the list. I would love to win this book so that I could do the quilting myself and still have it look professional. Thanks for this chance to win.

    • eileenroche

      You can do it!


    I have one quilt that is made, but I am terrified of quilting. I made it for my little sister and I really need to finish it soon, as it was her Christmas present for 2014. Shame on me. I have to read your instructions!

  • wanda

    Sew many quilt tops to be quilted.
    Thank you for sharing,

  • Nancy

    Sounds very interesting. I have one to finish and quilt and lots of ideas to pursue.
    True quilters don’t like us doing things by machine but to me there is no other way. Looking forward to your book.

  • Eileen Gorzelic

    Wow! Seems like a lot of us are in the same boat. Honestly I am not sure how many I have to quilt. I really enjoy the piecing part and when I get to the quilting part I become paralyzed and anxious. For some reason I have a problem with making small pieces and end up with twins, queens, and kings and the cost of having someone quilt it has become so expensive that I end up dragging my feet and end up start a new project…….Thanks for giving us an avenue to completion!

  • Tonya Toole

    I have just started quilting I mad 1 for my bed and a wall hanging Quilt of Valor for my son every time I started to free motion quilt both quilts I get nervous about ruining the quilt and was planning to take them to be finished by a someone I saw the email and just reading all the information I would love to use this on my quilts I have a babylock ellisimo gold I’m very excited about this.

    • Tonya Toole

      I made sorry for the misspelling

  • Nataly Poire

    I have 3 boxes of top that need to be quilt because I don’t like the quilting part…have to try your method

    • eileenroche

      That used to be me! I dreaded the quilting and now…it’s my favorite part. So rewarding!

  • Barbara Justiss

    I have about 4 quilts that need to be either finished or quilted.

  • Joanne A Cook

    I have one quilt that needs to be quilted and 2 baby quilt tops that I need to finish. I would love to feel like I finished these quilts from start to finish!

  • Joanne Cook

    I have one quilt that needs to be quilted and 2 baby quilt tops that I need to finish. I would love to feel like I finished these quilts from start to finish!

  • Susan Secore

    Yes, I definitely have quilts that need to be quilted. I have 4 tops finished and waiting. I also have a wedding quilt I need to get started on for my son and future daughter-in-law.

  • Kris

    I now have about 5 tips that need to be quilted. I did take two to a long arm quilter, but would like to try to quilt by embroidery machine for good results. This book and designs would be amazing.

  • Gabrielle Gilbert

    I have 3 that I need to quilt including a special embroidered Breast Cancer Awareness quilt I made after I recovered from Breast Cancer several years ago. I would love to win your book in the hope that it will inspire me.

  • Rebecca Meeks

    I love quilting with my 4500D ( Brother ) BUT I would love to do more.
    I have lots of quilts to be quilted, but have to space them out for the Longarmer . I would LOVE to win this book.

  • Ann Cotton

    Hi Eileen,
    I enjoy making quilts to donate to a Ronald McDonald house for their Santa Shop, and have 8 ready to quilt. Volunteers at the house help families with hospitalized or critically ill children select and wrap free gifts for family members during the holidays. I believe your book and designs would help me complete quilts faster, and prettier.

  • Linda Wight

    Hi Eileen,
    I have at least 12 charity quilts that I volunteered to work on. I bought my sewing/embroidery machine and then my husband had some serious health problems that made it impossible for me to go to the free classes that came with my purchase. I have been trying to learn how to quilt with my embroidery machine by watching YouTube videos. Your book looks amazing! I would love to win a copy. Thank you for all the encouragement with this process. The magnetic hoop is awesome! I was so thrilled to find out it would work with my machine. What a difference it makes!

    • Paleo1

      I am a long time sewer but fairly new to embroidery, even though I have had my machine for several years. I have just gotten interested in quilting. My sis and I are going to have a 2 week quilting party in March. She has all the experience. Your book looks wonderful but I do have a question. Do you need a quilting program or is an embroidery program sufficient?

  • Jinnie

    I got my first embroidery machine in 2008 and fell in love. In 2011 I decided to learn to quilt and started a mystery project with the intention of finishing it with embroidery. Recently I finished this mammoth king size quilt (102×102) and have been trying to figure out I could possibly accomplish this fete on my embroidery machine, with the batting and backing attached. There are also 2 other tops completed and 2 more in the process. I would love to have this book to help with this processi. Thank you

  • Sandra

    I retired in December 2016 because work was getting in the way of my embroidery and quilting projects. I have several tops just waiting for me to quilt and would be so thankful to be the lucky winner! Thank you for the opportunity to enter this give away.

  • Kati

    I love the projects shown in the book! I have 8 lap quilts pieced, but need to put the backing on and quilt it…. I could just hoop them and the machine could quilt them for me!!!!

  • Francine Meyer-Drasutis

    I have 2 ready to use your book on. Please pick me for the book. I could really use it to teach the military widows to guilt what they are making out of there husbands clothes.

  • Francine Meyer-Drasutis

    I have 2 ready to use your book on. Please pick me for the book. I could really use it to teach the military widows to guilt what they are making out of there husbands clothes. Thank you for writing the book.

  • Berta Prindle

    I have just completed my very first quilt top and am looking forward to doing many more. I am retired and currently in remission with Multiple Myeloma. I could really benefit from the knowledge I would get from this book. Please pick me!

  • Karen Poole

    I actually don’t have too many quilts that haven’t been quilted, I have a whole bunch that haven’t been finished enough to be quilted! I have one that has been sitting on my Little Gracie II frame for quite some time waiting to be finished (I recently bought a stitch regulator to get a much better stitch, it really was a mess before so I was intimidated).

  • Kim Courville

    I have quilt squares not put together yet! Enough for 2 quilts!

  • Tammy Fincher

    I have wanted to pursue doing a quilt but because I didn’t know how to proceed with doing it, I have not yet begun. This sounds like the perfect book to get me the information I need to start me along my journey. I would love to win a copy !

  • Marilyn Foltz

    I have 6 quilt tops ready to be quilted

  • Christine M

    I have 3 tops and I’d like to be able to use my embroidery machine to Quilt them!

  • Sue

    I mentioned last week that I have a lot of quilts to be done. I should be up front and say that the number is in the triple digits. Arthritis is a real handicap, nusence when you want to finish projects for family and friends. Your book would be a great help to me.

    You asked who had the largest hoop. I have the Pfaff Grand Dream Hoop (360×350 mm, which is 14″ x 13 3/4″).

  • Vicki B

    I have several quilts. I bought my embroidery machine to help with machine quilting my quilts.

  • Donna

    I have never quilted a top. I am too afraid. Ive always made the quilt by check.

  • Karen Anderson

    I am a first time GrandMom and I am trying to make my first quilt to give to my precious grandson. Need some assistance in working on it to quilt it and put it together. It looks like they are exciting to make so possibly your book will help me. Thank you

  • Karen Moore

    I live in the middle of nowhere, so what I have learned comes from your magazine, and Nancy Zieman shows I have 7 plus quilts to do, plus my mother-in-laws. I have 15 grandchildren who have all received baby blankets, but now I need to start on twin bed sized ones. My 8 year old granddaughter has made her 1st chevron quilt, and quilted it herself with some advice from this grandma (to much she would say). 14 more quilts to go, and 8 more granddaughters to get sewing, so your book would be a great help.

  • Berta Prindle

    Is it possible to quilt a queen or king size with an embroidery machine? I have a Bernina Artista 200.

  • Rosalie

    I have 4 twin size quilts and 6 kingsize quilts that need to be quilted right this minute…along with several works in prgoress….would be much simpler if I could do the whole process myself 🙁

  • Rosalie

    I have 4 twin size quilts and 6 kingsize quilts that need to be quilted right this minute…along with several works in prgoress….would be much simpler if I could do the whole process myself 🙁 guess I missed the short e topic…please review again….thanks!

  • Connie

    I am a beginner in quilting and I have one that needs to be quilted.

  • Maree Smith

    Eileen, thank you for sharing the details for your book – it sounds like a great option, and I am also guilty of having some unfinished quilts in the cupboard, so information on how I can best use my embroidery machine to finish them off will definitely be appreciated. Thanks!

  • Bruce

    I love the projects, as always very interesting post. Thanks for sharing!


  • Sheila E. Wagner

    I have 4 quilt tops that need to be quilted. I have tried free motion on smaller things and I also did the edge to edge quilting by embroidery machine on a small quilt. I really could use some new ideas. Thank you.

  • Judy Nicely

    Oh how I’d Love to have your book. I have been out of quilting commission due to sudden diagnosis of cancer (surgery Jan 2018). I have many, many quilt tops sandwiched and waiting for me In addition, have have about 10 that need sandwiching. I had been doing these quilts for our Project Linus group. Maybe this book will help me to get started on these kids quilts.

  • Joyce Schoonover

    I have 3 quilt tops. 2 are baby quilts. Hopefully I will get the to the babies before they turn 1.

  • A Myers

    I have several ufo’s and hope this is my year to play catch up!

  • RoseMary Scott

    Oh my gosh! What a godsend this would be for me! I do love to get the blocks made, but getting them quilted is another matter. I have about 6 tops that need quilted and at least 4 sets of blocks to get together and ready to quilt. My husband was in and out of the hospital for almost a year now and am so far behind on all my work. Love watching your webinars!

    • Joyce Schoonover

      This looks like just what I was looking for. I can’t wait to try quilting and finishing my quilts on my embroidery machine.