just a thought....

Creating quilts is a way of expressing my creativity. I love the process of dreaming what a new project might look like once it is done and watching my vision come to reality.


Sunday 18 December 2022

Janome Memory Craft 6700P Faux hand stitch

 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. 

I have the HP plate on the machine and the 1/4 foot on.

The stitch I selected is 006. The stitch length was set at 4.

Monday 19 September 2022

Scrappy Tumbler block quilt


This quilt came together quickly. I made it as a charity quilt. It is lap size. Width is 39" and length is 40" I used a "Double Tumble Template by it's sew emma. Find product here.

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.