|Its all in the planning.....|
just look at it now...
|Mapping out on the lounge floor|
|The washing line comes in handy|
|Thanks for the opportunity to make this quilt|
Note: How do you unpick your machine stitching? I use my quick unpick to break the thread on every fifth or sixth bobbin stitch, then turn my work over and pull the top thread which should just unravel. You are left with some small bits of thread coming through and all you have to do is brush them off your quilt. A good tool for this job is a 'seam fix' seam ripper, and I have on good authority that Poppy Patch have them on order and expect them back in stock shortly......one of my best buys.
The sewing mat for my machine is now completed and the pockets are full of those precious bits that I never put away 'properly', but always know which pocket to find them in.
I have also been playing with my machine, and spent many happy hours making samples of the stitches. I did this with my old machine and find it a much better way of actually seeing the embroidery stitches. I even worked on a label for the quilt which meant I had to use the machines memory Phew!!! Quite a challenge.
|Just a few of the 270 stitches|
I haven't done any more with my 'quilt as you go' quilt, but I have some ideas for the borders, and I am not sure I can wait until next Saturday when I should meet up with Jan for some instructions...... I will keep you posted....
Happy sewing x x