Originally Posted by Julie R
So today I tried template work on my long arm machine. It's pretty tough - I thought. Maybe I just lack the hand coordination (holding with one, moving the machine with the other). Maybe my template was too big (tried HandiQuilter's clamshell). I know "practice, practice, practice". It's a charity quilt for the children's hospital, so I'm sure it's ok. Had a few shells look a bit wonky. I liked it though because I didn't have to roll the quilt as much as I do with pantographs.
Originally Posted by alaskasunshine
1. Size of boards
2. laying fabric
3. folding fabric (have your fabric neat not wrinkled!) Have fold near you and selvedges away from you. Bring selvedges to the fold and firmly hand press to keep neat. The remainder of the fabric will be in a chait that is cloth so it doesn't slide around and off the chair. This is important! It took me a bit to realize I needed the fabric on a cloth chair. It works well and keeps the weight evenly distributed for ease of folding. LOTS of pictures to
Originally Posted by McBrow
Has anyone tried their hand at machine quilting using an embroidery machine?
Originally Posted by PatriceJ
A previous tutorial was deleted at the request of the contributor. You may find this a useful replacement.
a variety of fabrics
rotary ruler and cutter recommended
Step 1 - start with two contrasting squares. any size, as long as both are the same size
I was wondering how to use light weight light colored cotton in a patchwork design. I thought about reinforcing the fabric with iron-on interfacing. Then I thought it might be best to double layer the fabric pieces and treat them as one. Has anyone had any experience with this?
Originally Posted by jc469273
I just finished a T shirt quilt today for a customer whose daughter is graduating from Clemson University. She pieced the foundation, then appliqued a tree shape on the foundation, and cut the t shirts into the shape of leaves and appliqued them around the tree. She also had a little dog, and some flowers on the grass. The quilt was about 80 x 90. I used Pellon cotton batting, So Fine and Bottom Line threads. She wanted the Plumage panto, but the quilting doesn't show very well. I had heard
Originally Posted by cindyw
I always enjoy seeing the quilts y'all are working on so I thought I would post this one.
I started this before Christmas but couldn't get back to it until the last couple of evenings. I still need to put on borders and think I'll do a 1" yellow border, 4 or 5" pattern border and then the dark gray binding.
The fabric is Dear Stella Fabrics, Serengeti Maasai Mara.
This is an iphone photo and the colors (yellow) is prettier in person. (You can
Any tips on marking a quilt prior to home machine quilting? I am getting ready to machine quilt a flannel quilt (I am still in the practicing stage of machine quilting, but vow to get there!)
Chalk wears off, pencil lead does not show, the blue water soluble pens don't show up on dark fabric. I had bought the clover white pen, but it does not work at all!
Would appreciate any help. Thanks.
I just purchased a Singer Patchwork Model #7285Q machine, any one have this machine or know why they are not going to sell it anymore, I am new at this I have not purchased a sewing machine in 15 years i dont know about the computerized machines any comments? HELP
Originally Posted by SMR
Could someone please tell me how to make the cuts and then sew together the disappearing 4-patch block? I know there are instructions on U Tube but my computer doesn't like U Tube and I can't get it to play. I've tried the disappearing 9-patch and have instructions for disappearing 16-patch and I'd like to try the 4-patch.