I'm just now finishing up the In Full Bloom Quilt and now I remember why I put it off to finish it. I HATE machine quilting and it just never turns out the way I want it to. It's always a disappointment. The fabrics just always seem to move no matter how many pins I put into it. Does anyone have any tips and tricks on how to machine quilt using basic equipment?
I use basting spray and some pins. Do you use a walking foot? It keeps the layers from shifting.
I've never seen basting spray in my country, but I need to take a trip to the store tomorrow so I'll ask again. It's not easy to find quilting supplies in here. I've been looking for a walking foot for a while, but I can't find one that's compatible with my old sewing machine (Bernina 801). My mother has a new machine, so I just sent her a message asking if she has a walking foot. If she has one I can take my quilting work with me when I'm visiting her for the weekend. Then I'll have something to do
I don't mind visiting my mother, not at all, but she lives too far away for a short visit, so we always stay the night, and we always get to the point where we're just done sitting and talking for a while.
But the quilting doesn't look as bad as I thought it did last night. It's not perfect, but then the top isn't either. It's a bit wonky, but then it was the first actual quilt top I made, so I can't expect perfection. Well, first as an adult at least, I made a blanket from rectangular scraps as a kid, and that one was a lot worse!