I am so excited, I finally, FINALLY finished my first quilt this weekend! It was supposed to be a present for my daughter's 2nd birthday, it's about 3 months late...I started it in December 07 and have been working on it whenever I have time, which isn't often.
I'm really happy with how it turned out, even though there are a ton of mistakes. She loves it, so that's really all that matters!
Hi everyone! I am new to quilting and sewing in general. My first project has been a quilt for my daughter's 2nd birthday. It started out as toddler sized but I went ahead and made it full size so she can have years of use.
I am just about to finish the quilt top but have some questions on the actual quilting part. I keep reading about a walking foot for the machine. Is this really necessary? The pattern I used is a foursquare with borders so there's no fancy curves or anything, just straight lines. I know I can drop the feeddogs all the way down on my machine, will that help?
My other question is, how do you determine where to do the quilting? Do you just follow the lines in the top pattern or just make up your own design? What type of stitch should I use (straight, zigzag, basketweave)?