This is a really cool stitch that looks almost like hand stitching. I created this on my Janome Memory Craft 6700P machine. In order to get this look you have to put clear monofilament thread in the top of the machine and colored thread in the bobbin.
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Sunday 18 December 2022
Monday 19 September 2022
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To make this quilt I cut 5" strips from my fabric. I placed the template on the strip, cut a piece, then flipped the template around to cut the next piece. This is a method that has almost no waste of fabric.
I cut 126 pieces in total. There are 9 rows and 14 columns
Quilting it was a breeze. I used the preset wave setting on my sewing machine to make the horizontal wavy lines. Using my walking foot, I sewed straight vertical lines 1/2" away from the edges of each block. No ruler was used, The walking foot I used was 1/2' wide so I just put the edge of the foot on the seam.
The sides are naturally wavy. I liked the wavy edge so I just left it. I made bias binding so that it would lay nicely on the waves. I used this tutorial to learn how to make bias binding.
Sunday 16 July 2017
Today I decided it was now or never. I had to pick out all of my free motion quilting on this block or I would never finish this quilt. It actually went quite well. I am almost done. It took me a few hours, but I think it was worth it. I was very careful not to make any holes in the fabric. That was my worst fear. Tomorrow I will finish picking the last little bit, and then I can get back to free motion quilting this quilt and finally get it finished.
|See the lovely pile of thread I picked out?|
Sunday 9 July 2017
I love to experiment and try new things with every quilt I make. This time I am experimenting with gold fabric. It is quite thin and seems like it would fray very easily. I bought one meter of it. I also bought one meter of lightweight fusible interfacing. I placed the gold fabric down on the floor (carpet), then placed the interfacing on top of it. I put my iron on the "synthetic" setting which is low heat then slowly ironed over the entire surface. The two were nicely fused together and ready for cutting. Now I am finding the fabric easy to work with. No fraying whatsoever. No distortion when I am sewing the pieces together.