About Rebecca Grace: FAQs

Rebecca Grace

How Long Have You Been Quilting, Rebecca?

I have been quilting in every spare moment of my free time for for over 20 years(!!) while raising two sons, running an interior design firm, and occasionally freelance writing.  I bought my first long arm quilting machine in 2017 and launched my quilting business in 2020 when I added computer robotics to my machine to vastly expand the design possibilities for my own projects as well as for clients' quilts.  I love that I can now leverage technology along with free motion quilting and ruler work to bring my wildest creative visions to life in my quilting.



Which Machines and Equipment Do You Use?

 
I design my original quilts on the computer using EQ8 software, and then I piece them with one of my Berninas (B475QE orB 790 Plus) or with my vintage 1935 Singer Featherweight machine.  My quilts that were made prior to 2017 were either hand quilted or machine quilted on one of my domestic Bernina machines.  My machine embroidered quilt labels are digitized in Bernina's v8 Designer Plus embroidery software and stitched out on either my 790 Plus or my 700E embroidery-only Bernina.  I previously quilted on an APQS Millennium with IntelliQuilter, but I upgraded to a Bernina Q24 with Q-Matic in 2021 and have never looked back.  I love the reliable stitch quality and total control I get from my Berninas.

So, Are You a Modern Quilter or a Traditional Quilter?


One of the skills that transfers directly from my interior design background to long arm quilting is the ability to appreciate and design within a wide range of styles, whether the client's quilt is traditional and ornate or streamlined and modern.  I'm comfortable working at either end of that spectrum, but what really excites me in my own work is what happens when those categories are blurred and a traditional quilt design is updated and extrapolated into the 21st century in a way that feels fresh and new.  I love EVERY kind of quilting -- seriously! -- from traditional to modern, hand stitching as well as long arm quilting, computerized as well as free motion, needle turn appliqué to collage quilting to machine embroidery...  It is such an exciting time to be a quilt maker, with so many tools, techniques, and materials available for expressing our creativity through fabric!

One more fun fact: As much as I love modern quilts and my high-tech computerized quilting goodies, I majored in history and I absolutely adore antique and vintage quilts.  I am a sucker for those unfinished quilts that your great grandma started, or those family heirloom quilts that need repair that no one else is willing to touch.  I know these projects are often a can of worms, but if you have a treasured family quilt that needs saving or finishing, please give me a call.  

Hey, Rebecca -- Where Can I Get a Pattern?  Is It Okay if I Copy Your Designs?

Occasionally I make quilts using commercially designed patterns, and when I share those projects on my blog I always try to include links to where you can purchase those patterns from the pattern designers.  I am not currently writing or selling patterns for my original quilting designs, however.  If you wish to create a version of one of my original quilt designs for your own personal use, I am delighted to have inspired you and would love to see pictures!  All I ask is that, if you enter your quilt in a show, submit it for publication, or share it on social media, you credit REBECCA DEMING RUMPF of Rebecca Grace Quilting as your design source, tagging me @RebeccaGraceQuilting and/or including a link back to this web site.  All of my original designs remain my own intellectual property, and all of the content posted on my blog is protected by copyright as well.   It is not okay to sell your version of my design, your pattern for my design, or sewn versions of my designs without my express written permission.  

Do You Get Paid to Promote the Products You Review?

When I review books, products, or tech gadgets, I do so because I am genuinely excited about something I found and I want to share it with you.  I also use this space as a quilting journal, recording what I've tried that works -- and more importantly, what I've tried that did NOT work for me.  I do not receive products for free in exchange for writing a review, and if anyone ever does offer me free stuff in exchange for a review in the future, I will be sure to disclose that.  However, I do participate in the Etsy, AccuQuilt, & Amazon affiliate advertising programs which allow sites like mine to earn advertising fees via advertising links.  At no additional cost to you, I may receive a small referral compensation from those companies if you click on one of my links and then make a purchase from their site.  Thank you so much for your support!

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Rebecca Grace Quilting participates in Amazon, Etsy, and AccuQuilt affiliate advertising programs. At no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission in the event that you make a purchase after clicking one of the links in my post. Thanks for your support!