Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 21

Thread: Quilt Top for Rag Quilt (plus a couple questions)

  1. #11
    angelwatcher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Idaho Panhandle
    Posts
    345
    Great color and layout. I use 1/2 inch seams and lengthen my stitching a bit when sewing the X from corner to corner using a walking foot. I also use spring loaded scissors to make clipping the seams easier and less fatigue on your hands.

  2. #12
    EmsMom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Washington state
    Posts
    220
    Angel - thanks for the info. Which brought up another question for me: Can I use the walking foot for the whole quilt or do I use a quilting foot? I have the Brother cs6000i.

    Thanks so much. You all are gonna be tired of me by the time I get this finished LOL

  3. #13
    angelwatcher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Idaho Panhandle
    Posts
    345
    Quote Originally Posted by EmsMom
    Angel - thanks for the info. Which brought up another question for me: Can I use the walking foot for the whole quilt or do I use a quilting foot? I have the Brother cs6000i.

    Thanks so much. You all are gonna be tired of me by the time I get this finished LOL
    I use my walking foot for the whole quilt. On my Bernina walking foot, it's exactly 1/2" from the center needle position to the outside edge of the foot.

    Another point, is your material flannel? You'll want to clean out the feed dogs as the lint will build up fast under the feet. And remember, if you're on a septic tank you don't want to wash at home, take it to the laundry mat. Cotton doesn't break down in the tank.

  4. #14
    EmsMom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Washington state
    Posts
    220
    Thanks again Angel!

    Most of the pieces are flannel (all the backing) and on the front only the fabric that isn't flannel are the little black dress blocks and the minky.

    We are on city water so I presume it should be ok to wash it at home. . . .

  5. #15
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,111
    Blog Entries
    1
    Using your walking foot for the whole quilt will be helpful with the thickness of these fabrics :D:D:D
    Most of all have fun with this quilt!

  6. #16
    EmsMom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Washington state
    Posts
    220
    Thanks amma - I wish I could just go home right now and start!

  7. #17
    Super Member nannya54's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    So Central Nebraska
    Posts
    1,776
    I made one for my new born grandson. Can't tell you how many washings it's gone through and survived just fine with a single seam. He's 14 months now and it's going just like the energizer bunny.

  8. #18
    EmsMom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Washington state
    Posts
    220
    That is good news nanny - thanks!

    OK I must really be tired (woke up every hour last night) because for some reason I can't figure out how to "edit" my original post. I thought there was an "edit" bottom on the bottom of the post but no. I tried clicking on the # and arrow in the right hand corner - nothing.

    Anyway -- here is the backing for the quilt. I couldn't find what I wanted but since my dd loves cats and fashion - I thought it was appropriate.
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  9. #19
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Okinawa, Japan/ southwest Missouri
    Posts
    125
    On some of my rag quilts, I used a decorative stitch to do the X. It gives it an extra special look IMO. Not sure if your machine has decorative stitches or not. Have fun!

  10. #20
    Super Member Kathy N's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Brighton, MI
    Posts
    1,008
    I use the triple stitch on my sewing machine. It makes the seams very secure. Definitely use your walking foot, it will make the job of assembling much easier!

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.