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E.D.
« on: April 24, 2008 09:25:15 AM »

I just finished this throw size quilt for my mom.  It was my first time doing free-motion on a quilt.  Scary but fun. I have been on a fabric strike so this used up more of my scraps (I promise my next post will be with some new fabric).  I even pieced the binding.  But I just had to buy the backing fabric it was too cute - it's kind of hard to see in the picture but it is classic Winnie-the-Pooh.





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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2008 09:31:30 AM »

I love it!  and the colors look great together!
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2008 10:16:56 AM »

So pretty! I love it and the size!
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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2008 10:59:49 AM »

GORGEOUS!
i love the colors, the construction and the quilting!!

here's my question, though...
do you have to have one of those long arm machines to do free motion quilting
or can you do it on a regular sewing machine?

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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2008 11:26:54 AM »

amazing! you did a great job on the freemotion quilting! i like the way that looks but am too scared to do it! did you do it on a regular machine and just drop your feed dogs? and how long did it take you?

again amazing!
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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2008 01:41:25 PM »

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amazing! you did a great job on the freemotion quilting! i like the way that looks but am too scared to do it! did you do it on a regular machine and just drop your feed dogs? and how long did it take you?

I did do it on a regular machine and dropped the feed dogs.  I'm new to free motion but I made a few bibs and potholders and practiced on some scraps. But I do think the type of machine makes a difference my old machine would jam up every time I tried to do free motion but I just bought a new machine and the tension works really well and it doesn't jam up.   I just kept repeating to myself "slow hands" when the machine is racing along I tend to want to go fast too.  Here's a close-up of the stitches I made little hearts in the quilting...




I think it probably took 4 or 5 hours for me to quilt.  I've got a ways to go to get my stitches all nice and even but I am anxious to try again.
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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2008 02:29:19 PM »

When you quilted this did you quilt it vertically or side to side or how do you do the quilting with out going back over the line?  i too have wanted to try this but have been too chicken yet.  :-)  I really like your quilts!
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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2008 09:04:59 PM »

this is great!  I love that backing too.  I have a sweet quilting sewing machine but have been too scared to try to stipple like this.  it looks gorgeous tho!
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2008 08:01:31 AM »

I love this!  Kudos!
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« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2008 01:21:16 PM »

That looks awesome and the quilting looks very good too!  I have been practicing machine quilting on my very basic machine but have not done it on any but scraps.  If I could do it that well, I would be happy.  How long did you practice?
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