Sunday, May 29, 2016

Quilting on the lines -


Almost forgot to show you another little piece that I'm playing with -

It's an Amish looking "cheater" pillow top that I layered and basted -
Then I tried to quilt between the "seams" and "on the lines" - ;))


As you can see - that is easier said than done -
I missed some of the pre-printed white lines - but I got pretty close -


Then I tried a couple FMQ designs in some of the unmarked areas -


I still need to quilt the border area and make it into an actual pillow - but I'm in no hurry. I have a bunch of other projects that need quilting - so I have a good supply of "practice" pieces to keep me busy - and even though I'm not very good at FMQ yet - it's really FUN - and quite addictive - ;))



Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -



6 comments:

  1. Cheater cloth is a great way to practice FMQ. You are getting better all the time.

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    1. Thanks, Karen - I found a couple of cheater panels in my stash and thought that they would be perfect "practice" pieces. They are already "pieced" and the quilting lines are pre-marked so I can practice straight lines - feathers - and whatever without spending a huge amount of time creating a "top". With more practice I might feel better about trying to FMQ one of my Sudoku Quilts - ;))

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  2. I considered buying a cheater top and quilting it. But I am not sure I would try to follow the lines.

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    1. Thanks for the comment, Gene - like I told Karen M - I think "cheater" panels are great "practice" pieces. I don't think that you necessarily have to "follow the lines" - but I wanted to practice sewing "straight" lines - feathers - and whatever else was marked. I want to be able to quilt using my walking foot in straight or curved lines - and/or following a stencil - and/or FMQ. So many options - so many tops - so little time - ;))

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