Perfect Balanced Tension with Julie Plotniko – Non-Member Ticket Sale

You are invited to join us for a one hour Zoom webinar presentation by Julie Plotniko on Wednesday, October 12 at 7 pm ET.


Description of Presentation

Perfect Balanced Tension

Though not difficult, even the most talented quilters can occasionally struggle with the when, why and how of adjusting their machines tension to achieve the desired results.

Let’s eliminate the stress of poor tension so we can just have fun!

This presentation will explore:

  • What to look for in balanced tension.
  • Preparing for success, setting up your machine.
  • Choosing your thread (construction).
  • Choosing your thread (quilting).
  • The importance of choosing the correct needle.
  • How and when to adjust the top tension when piecing, quilting with the walking foot or free motion quilting. (Yes, you can touch that dial.)
  • How and when to adjust the bobbin tension.
  • Common issues when free motion quilting and how to correct them.


About Julie Plotniko

Quilting Instructor / Blogger / Designer / Sewing Machine Specialist
Parksville B.C. (Vancouver Island)

Julie Plotniko is a national quilting instructor, blogger, designer and author from Parksville on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

She has always been drawn to the beauty and tactile nature of cloth and does not remember a time when she did not sew.

Her love affair with quilting began in the mid 70’s and she has taught all things quilting for close to 40 years.

Credits include Quilt Canada 2016 and 2017, quilting guilds and groups throughout Canada both in person and virtual, Sewing and Craft Shows, Victoria, Abbotsford and Toronto, children’s classes, community adult/ senior education and teacher professional development.

In addition, Julie has over 20 years’ experience within the sewing industry working and teaching with the dynamic team at Snip & Stitch Sewing Center, Nanaimo, BC.

Through her blog Julie shares weekly new free motion quilting designs, educational material, free patterns, highlights from recent classes, class notes, links to important events and more.

She has also written QUILTsocial blog posts and projects for QUILTsocial Magazine and A Needle Pulling Thread.

Best known for her classes in all types of machine quilting, precision piecing and scrap quilting Julie is passionate about teaching and strives to create a relaxed learning atmosphere where students feel free to express their own artistic voice.

It is her belief that to see a student go from tentative beginnings to having confidence in themselves and their abilities is one of the greatest rewards that life has to offer.




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