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October 22, 2020
Modern Logs QAL Part 6: Free Motion Stipple Quilting from Christa Quilts

I love it when we get to the machine quilting part of a Quilt Along! I’ve just finished my fourth book on machine quilting so I feel like that is one of my specialties. I’m excited for you to try free motion stipple quilting like I did on my Modern Logs, or another quilting design of your choice.

I made a video with all my best tips and tricks for quilting Modern Logs. Just nine minutes but it’s packed full of help and guidance! Click play below to watch.

 

If you’ve never tried free motion quilting ...

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October 17, 2020
Handi Felting Foot Kit from Gwen's Quilts

I’ve been having a blast creating new fabrics and projects using my felting foot on my Amara. The Handi Felting Foot Kit transforms your HQ longarm into a felting machine with infinite possibilities! It creates new fun you can have with your Handi Quilter machine. I must give you the Sewing Surgeon General’s warning: felting is addictive.

Handi Felting Foot

 

What is Felting?

The Handi Felting Foot Kit puts a modern twist on an old way of creating embellished fabric by meshing fibers together so they interlock and become one. The kit includes a needle body that holds 5 barbed needles ...

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Handi Felting Foot Kit from Essie's Quilts

I’ve been having a blast creating new fabrics and projects using my felting foot on my Amara. The Handi Felting Foot Kit transforms your HQ longarm into a felting machine with infinite possibilities! It creates new fun you can have with your Handi Quilter machine. I must give you the Sewing Surgeon General’s warning: felting is addictive.

Handi Felting Foot

 

What is Felting?

The Handi Felting Foot Kit puts a modern twist on an old way of creating embellished fabric by meshing fibers together so they interlock and become one. The kit includes a needle body that holds 5 barbed needles ...

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Thread Shed.....Wild and Wooly from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

 There's a lot going on in the 

Thread Shed


I have a lot of irons in the fire
and so glad I have this little building
to hold all of my stitching enthusiasm !



On the left side of the room is where
the Sweet Sixteen Long Arm is located:


Last week I decided to 
organize my long arm rulers...



This stand alone shelf is perfect for the job:


I can sort the rulers by how I use them
in the three shelf units...





The rulers stack nicely in each bin...






The top shelf holds the long, straight rulers and ...

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October 16, 2020
99 Machine-Quilting Designs – Preorder Now! from Christa Quilts

99 Machine Quilting Designs Today I’m excited to share a sneak peek of a several designs included in my upcoming book, 99 Machine Quilting Designs.  There are still few of days left pre-order my new book and get all the bonus premiums as well as reduced shipping.

When I teach in person, students stitch a series of practice samples to try out different walking foot and free motion designs. Now you can see 99 of those “in the cloth” along with a quilting diagram and instructions on how to quilt it. 

Click here to preorder now!

It was so much fun to dream ...

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October 14, 2020
Still Working on Number Three from Romany Quilting

I decided not to “roll the dice” this week and work on project three again.  After all, I’m not too far from the finish line that I couldn't bear to put it away, and wait for the number to come up again.  Just as well I'm in charge and can change the rules a little, don't you think.  I have been working on quilting around the rugby players on the blocks.  Slow going for me, as I don’t know how to do it free motion very well so I’m going slowly with my walking ...

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October 12, 2020
Taffy Candy, RainbowMy Taffy Candy quilt is a featured quilt... from Living Water Quilter



Taffy Candy, Rainbow

My Taffy Candy quilt is a featured quilt design and pattern in the 2021 Quilter’s Planner! 

Taffy Candy was first featured in an Island Batik Ambassador Modern Quilt challenge in 2018. For the 2021 Quilter’s Planner a new rainbow colorway is also a pattern option.

Fabric for Taffy Candy was generously provided by Island Batik.

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The awesome Kitty Wilkin photographed the original Taffy Candy as seen in the 2021 Quilter’s Planner above.  She has a special gift for making quilts SHINE! Visit Kitty on her blog, Night Quilter.

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Taffy Candy, Rainbow, is filled with ...

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October 10, 2020
Thoughts on Batting from Essie's Quilts

The top is finished and the backing has been pulled together. Now we’re ready for the best part, the quilting. But we have to have something in the middle to make it into a quilt. I have some thoughts on batting that I’d like to share. It’s the least appreciated part of the quilt. But it does most of the work of making a quilt either soft and warm and cuddly, or wall hanging worthy. So you have to choose wisely.

What is batting?

Batting is the material used between the top and backing layers of fabric ...

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Thoughts on Batting from Gwen's Quilts

The top is finished and the backing has been pulled together. Now we’re ready for the best part, the quilting. But we have to have something in the middle to make it into a quilt. I have some thoughts on batting that I’d like to share. It’s the least appreciated part of the quilt. But it does most of the work of making a quilt either soft and warm and cuddly, or wall hanging worthy. So you have to choose wisely.

What is batting?

Batting is the material used between the top and backing layers of fabric ...

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October 6, 2020
Number Three Again from Romany Quilting

I rolled the dice on Monday morning, and it brought up number three again, the Rugby panel, the same as last week.  Not that I really mind, just that I was not expecting it so soon.  During the weekend I had stitched the backing, and layered and pinned it all together, so I was raring to go. After struggling down on the carpet getting a few pins in to secure it, I then picked it all up and finished the job on the glass topped picnic table outside.  So pleasant outside in the warm Spring weather, and much better for ...

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October 3, 2020
More Adventures in Longarm Quilting from Essie's Quilts

Last week we checked in on Diane Harris to see how she was coming along. Seems she is having more adventures in longarm quilting and learning a lot while having fun. We looked at her recent blog post, Hugs and Kisses: What I Learned. If you didn’t read it, do it now. If you missed the post on the Handi Quilter blog last week, you can read it here, to get caught up. This week we will talk about Diane’s other lessons and I’ll share my thoughts and a tip or two.

Diane says, “The next ...

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More Adventures in Longarm Quilting from Gwen's Quilts

Last week we checked in on Diane Harris to see how she was coming along. Seems she is having more adventures in longarm quilting and learning a lot while having fun. We looked at her recent blog post, Hugs and Kisses: What I Learned. If you didn’t read it, do it now. If you missed the post on the Handi Quilter blog last week, you can read it here, to get caught up. This week we will talk about Diane’s other lessons and I’ll share my thoughts and a tip or two.

Diane says, “The next ...

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October 1, 2020
Pre-Order My New Book: 99 Machine-Quilting Designs from Christa Quilts

I am beyond excited to introduce my new book today! I’m really proud of 99 Machine-Quilting Designs. It’s full of ideas and options for walking-foot and free-motion quilting!

99 Machine Quilting Designs

Click here to pre-order your signed copy of 99 Machine Quilting Deigns 

This book is for you if:

  • You want to try machine quilting
  • You’re afraid to try machine quilting
  • You want to expand your skill set
  • You know quite a bit but you want fresh ideas

Pre-orders open today with early bird bonuses!


Order my new book by Oct. 10 to a free mystery fat quarter and other ...

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September 28, 2020
Machine Quilting Monday #3 from Urban Quilter

Ribbon quilting

This week's new-to-me machine quilt patterns was Ribbon from Modern Machine Quilter (p. 63). It is done free-motion (with a darning foot and feed-dogs down) and I don't think it is one I will use. 

You quilt a swirl with loops in it and then you go back a short distance from the lines of the swirl to turn it into a ribbon. My test used variegated thread without a lot of contrast to the fabric and it was very hard to follow the first line as I added the second. The variegated thread also ...

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September 26, 2020
Adventures in Longarm Quilting from Gwen's Quilts

It’s been a while since we checked in on Diane Harris and her adventures in longarm quilting on her HQ Capri. She’s getting nice and comfortable using her Capri now. With that relaxation about the mechanics, comes an opportunity to notice finer nuances about her quilting that give her ideas to make the task easier and faster, or fine tune her technique to make her designs sharper.

Let’s take a look at her recent blog post, Hugs and Kisses: What I Learned.  (Kinda sounds like a dating advice blog? Haha! Just kidding! It’s about quilting ...

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Adventures in Longarm Quilting from Essie's Quilts

It’s been a while since we checked in on Diane Harris and her adventures in longarm quilting on her HQ Capri. She’s getting nice and comfortable using her Capri now. With that relaxation about the mechanics, comes an opportunity to notice finer nuances about her quilting that give her ideas to make the task easier and faster, or fine tune her technique to make her designs sharper.

Let’s take a look at her recent blog post, Hugs and Kisses: What I Learned.  (Kinda sounds like a dating advice blog? Haha! Just kidding! It’s about quilting ...

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How to use Aurifil thread for machine quilting from Patchwork Posse

Machine quilting on your standard machine with fun colored thread is a great way to add some fun and interest to your quilt!

You need your sewing machine and a few Aurifil thread colors.

The thread that I used came in a collection pack designed specifically for a fabric line by Tammy Silvers – Tamarinis.

The thread is 28wt – which is a little heavier thread.

How to use Aurifil thread for machine quilting-

  • adjust your tension- this is a heavier weight, so you’ll want to check your tension on a test section prior to starting on your main project
  • you ...

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How to use Aurifil thread for machine quilting from Patchwork Posse

Machine quilting on your standard machine with fun colored thread is a great way to add some fun and interest to your quilt!

You need your sewing machine and a few Aurifil thread colors.

The thread that I used came in a collection pack designed specifically for a fabric line by Tammy Silvers – Tamarinis.

The thread is 28wt – which is a little heavier thread.

How to use Aurifil thread for machine quilting-

  • adjust your tension- this is a heavier weight, so you’ll want to check your tension on a test section prior to starting on your main project
  • you ...

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September 25, 2020
OMG September Finish from Urban Quilter

All quilted!
My #onemonthlygoal for September was to finish quilting my purple scrappy Irish chain quilt which I did. It did it in 3 sections which makes it easier to deal with on my sewing machine, but means there is extra binding to sew. I finished the quilting and the binding strips down the back. It is trimmed and ready to put the binding around the edges. 

Since this quilt was made entirely from scraps I am linking up with Oh Scrap! 

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September 24, 2020
Ruler Work - from last summer from Bits and Stitches

After watching a several online longarm quilting classes, with iQuilt and Bluprint, I decided to take these vintage UFO pieces and use them as samplers.  Several of these were about using rulers to make the quilting more accurate.  These pieces weren't precious so I was free to just experiment.  I was able to use elements from all the classes on them.

They turned out better than I had anticipated.  I thought I was just playing.  A different color neon trilobal poly thread was used on each.  Size is 20" x 30".









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