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Bed Runner complete - but how to quilt ?

Old 02-15-2018, 10:40 AM
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Default Bed Runner complete - but how to quilt ?

I am fairly early on in my quilting journey (I only got my first machine at Christmas). Iíve finished my bed runner which I was using as a way to learn different techniques. Now Iíve got to quilt it but not sure what to do. Iíve done SID before which I can do and I have used my walking foot to do Ďcross hatchingí across smaller square projects. Iíve tried FMQ once which was a disaster but I have a class on this in 5 weeks time so I can practice that on smaller pieces. Is there anything more interesting I can do with my walking foot other than SID?
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I love this beautiful sampler.
You are doing a wonderful job.
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maybe some straight lines in the sashings, not to compete with the lovely blocks?
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Does your machine have a serpentine stitch? That works well with a walking foot. Or any kind of straight lines really, doesn’t have to be SID, you can echo stitch with a walking foot. In the photo below I added some triangles to the borders with my walking foot.

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Hi Oh Canada - I think it does but I never thought of using some different stitches with the walking foot! I'm going to do a trial on a scrap tomorrow - thank you so much for the idea! Triangles is a nice idea as well.
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Hi Oh Canada - I think it does but I never thought of using some different stitches with the walking foot! I'm going to do a trial on a scrap tomorrow - thank you so much for the idea! Triangles is a nice idea as well.
I’ve also quilted a big spiralling circle using my walking foot, a bit fiddly when you start in the middle but gets quite easy going as you spiral outwards. Photo below shows what I mean - log cabin blocks are quilted with a huge spiral with walking foot, no marking necessary, just use edge of foot as guide.
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That is beautiful! There is clearly more to the walking foot than I envisaged so will keep practising, thanks!
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Make sure you verify that your machine and walking foot combo is capable of doing decorative stitches. Not all are. Some will not even let you reverse.
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I would not recommend SID, as there are so many designs you can do with a walking foot. There are even Craftsy classes online. If you Google "images", you will find lots of ideas.
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