Monday, March 17, 2014

Machine Quilting - Take One

Happy Monday & St. Patricks Day

I have only 2 more lines of machine quilting to finish today and I can attach the binding on the lavender quilt - hooray!  Here is how a finished section looks.


Over the weekend I thought I'd try a little "how to" video.  I'm not sure how to get better close ups, but it gives you an idea of how I wrangle the quilt.


Here you can see that I'm only doing a 6 1/2" line before pivoting the quilt.  It is so much easier to handle it one line at a time.


Here I am again doing the middle section.


Well, Hanna is no Marty Scorsese and I'm no Cate Blanchett, but it was fun to try a video post.  Maybe it will encourage you try a larger quilt on your home machine.

Have a great week~


22 comments:

  1. Nice video with helpful instructions! Your quilting looks beautiful and you are almost done! Would you machine stitch the binding for this one? Hanna did a great job on shooting :)

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  2. It looks wonderful and your videos are great! Do you back stitch at the beginning of every seam?

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  3. It's so good of you and Hanna to make us a video demonstatrion!! I really like the quilting pattern you've used, the curves soften the sharp lines of the chevrons and make a beautiful secondary pattern.

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  4. It was fun to see your demo video! Hanna's quilt is so pretty! I need to find some variegated thread for my lavender table runner. I need to go to JoAnn's soon, so I'll check there.

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  5. Nicely done, I have to get braver with my machine quilting!
    I don't see a bandage so I hope your finger is all healed. I am so pleased
    you got a tetanus booster...good girl now write it down and get one again in 10 years :0)

    Happy Sewing, enjoyed the video and watching you make it work.

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  6. perfect design for your quilt.

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  7. I would never have thought to try the curved stitching with regular (or walking?) foot. It looks really good!

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  8. It looks great Barb, and you make it look so easy.

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  9. I will give it a try when i am back home, am in Holland for family visit

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  10. Excellent work Barb! I love the way you're quilting Hanna's quilt -- it looks great!

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  11. Great tips. I like the part about focus on just what you are quilting and not worry about the rest of it.
    I think you 2 have a future in films!

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  12. Fun joint project. Congrats, I bet by the time your read this, the quilt,will be bound.

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  13. Hi Barb! I loved hearing your voice!! I was surprised to see you using your walking foot and not an open toe free motion. More control?
    xxoo

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  14. Great video. I learned a lot. Can't wait to see the finished quilt. Hugs.

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  15. The videos are wonderful! I love hearing your cute accent! You did a wonderful job of showing how to control the quilt and taking it one small step at a time. That's pretty much exactly what I do too, but it's fun to see someone explain it so well. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. The quilt looks great! I love the pattern made by the curves. Great videos. Your message about "only 6 inches at a time" is really helpful. What fun to hear your voice!

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  17. Thanks for the tutorial! The quilting looks amazing. You are really making that quilt a wow!

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  18. Great videos Barb! Your curved lines with the walking foot turn out beautifully. I am going to consider this for the top I have basted and have been procrastinating starting... :0)

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  19. Enjoyed your video and the great quilting mantra of "only six inches at a time". We should all remember that. Then we would be so surprised how much we could accomplish. I'm sure the quilt is done by now.

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  20. Great technique--I'm quilting this week, too, and definitely need to get me a light like you have. That's terrific.

    Elizabeth

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  21. Thanks for the videos. It's so helpful to see how to scrunch the big quilt up. I'm looking forward to getting back into the sewing groove.

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