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June 19, 2021
Free Motion Quilting for Beginners – Putting it Together – Straight from Essie's Quilts

So, you’ve been practicing quilting those five basic shapes in all different orientations. Now it’s time to start putting it together into free motion designs, basic ones that are fun to use on quilts. We will start with straight lines.

Putting it together – Straight lines

Modern quilters love straight line quilting. So do traditional quilters. You really can’t go wrong with straight lines. Here are some super useful straight line design ideas you’ll use over and over again.

Piano Keys

Piano keys is probably the #1 most useful quilting design ever. I use it on almost ...

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Free Motion Quilting for Beginners – Putting it Together – Straight from Gwen's Quilts

So, you’ve been practicing quilting those five basic shapes in all different orientations. Now it’s time to start putting it together into free motion designs, basic ones that are fun to use on quilts. We will start with straight lines.

Putting it together – Straight lines

Modern quilters love straight line quilting. So do traditional quilters. You really can’t go wrong with straight lines. Here are some super useful straight line design ideas you’ll use over and over again.

Piano Keys

Piano keys is probably the #1 most useful quilting design ever. I use it on almost ...

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June 18, 2021
Aunt Flo’s Quilt 25, 26 from Virtual Quilter

Lovely, and this series of designs always reminds me of Aunty Flo’s tatting.

I tried to learn how to do tatting, and tied myself in knots, and the thread, but neither me nor the thread looked anywhere near as good as her tatting!

Love both of these!

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May 29, 2021
Machine Quilting Pillow TalkBoy of boy, there are so many... from Living Water Quilter



Machine Quilting Pillow Talk

Boy of boy, there are so many decisions to make to machine quilt our projects. It can be daunting.

  • What machine quilting design do I use?
  • How do I stitch the design in a pleasing way?
  • What  thread color and a thread weight will I use?
  • Should the quilting be dense or light?

Let’s Make Some Decisions

We can take machine quilting and break it into manageable steps. When we concentrate on different parts of the machine quilting process it gives of freedom. With freedom comes courage. Courage to experiment and learn.

In Quilt Conversations ...

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May 5, 2021
Cabin Fever Quilting 41, 42, 43, 44, 45 from Virtual Quilter

The first two designs this week are exactly the same …

… except for the quilting. I like the middle of the first, but like the way the quilting emphasizes the diagonal border effect.

I like the centre of the third one as well.

Another middle bit to add to my list of favourites!

I love the way that most of the quilting is simply lines following the seam lines, though I would put that line just to one side of the pieced line, with a few curly lines to make use of the light parts of the Log Cabin blocks.

This ...

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April 20, 2021
Virtual Wholecloth Quilt 6, 7, 8 from Virtual Quilter

I use a lot of background quilting on applique and pieced blocks to fill in spaces around the design, but I also often use plain background for some blocks, and those are quilted with the lines of applique designs.

The cross hatching in these designs is what I use as a filler around applique, but I have left out the applique and only quilted the lines of the applique designs.

This is what the back of an applique quilt would look like, and as I love looking at the backs of quilts why not forget the applique and pieced tops ...

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April 11, 2021
Iron Lace Borders Q’n’A 13 from Virtual Quilter

I love the first design for today.

I rather like the second too.

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September 25, 2020
Quentin’s Quilting 9, 10 from Virtual Quilter

I love it … although it is a bit blue. I do like the quilting design as it is clean and simple, and would be suitable to use with most of our modern waddings which are much less likely to fall to pieces inside a quilt than the waddings used a fifty to hundred years ago.

I would use less quilting in the border though.

Love the second one too, but some quilting in the border would be a good idea!

Talking about quilting, here is a link to an article about markers to use on fabric.

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June 18, 2020
White Quilting 12, 13, 14 from Virtual Quilter

Interesting design.

I like the second one, but the applique border is too wide.

I like this one … always like wholecloth quilts, though i would choose a nicer background fabric.

I often use uninteresting, dull or plain boring fabrics when I want the design to be the feature, not the background, and this project file is one of those times when the design is way more important than the fabric in the background. What colour would you use in these designs?

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June 17, 2020
Timing is everything! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

What an awesome day! 

It didn't exactly start out the way I would have liked. I'm merrily quilting away, and then I got a phone call. A phone call that I wasn't expecting to get. Remember all that physio and massage I had last year as a result of my car accident? I do have to say that it all worked as my neck is totally back to normal with a full range, so that part was excellent. However, the office that I was dealing with wasn't the swiftest with the paperwork.

There were two insurance ...

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December 2, 2017
Help Me Name that Pantograph Quilting Design from AndiCrafts

I’ve been having so much fun lately designing new quilting designs! I love playing with different ideas and seeing what I can create. Usually I start by designing an overall or pantograph quilting design. (If you don’t know what that is, I talk about pantographs here.) Next I take one of the repeats and try […]

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