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Topic: 2016 QuiltAlong, now with prizes!  (Read 28381 times)
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« Reply #550 on: January 03, 2017 03:29:09 PM »

Thanks aimr!  All the soluble embroidery petal bits are finished, cut out and soaked, I'm just waiting for them to dry before I assemble/attach them.  I'm annoyed with myself that I didn't quilt the blue before I added the applique (it is quilted where I've added the flowers and stems, though), and I'm dithering between "eh, it's fine, leave it" and "quilt ALL the things!"

ETA:  All finished!  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451264.0  I did do more quilting in the end.  Smiley
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« Reply #551 on: January 14, 2017 04:29:04 AM »

Really lovely work Amazon_Warrior! You have a good eye for colour and you're very talented at mixing different techniques.
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« Reply #552 on: January 15, 2017 05:07:17 AM »

Inspired by all that nice machine quilting on here, I have taken the plunge and ordered a quilting foot for my machine! I did a FMQ class recently and I really loved doing it. I borrowed an open buttonhole foot from a friend to practice with and while it worked, it wasn't great, so I decided to buy a proper quilting foot. I have a Bernina machine so those feet are not cheap, but I'm sure it'll be worth it. I already know I'm going to use it a lot.

So far, I've mostly done either hand quilting for 'nicer' quilt work or the regular sewing foot or an old fashioned presser foot ( this type of thing: https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1k.J_KFXXXXcgXFXXq6xXFXXXX/Taiwan-bernina-old-font-b-sewing-b-font-font-b-machines-b-font-dedicated-font-b.jpg  ) to stitch in the ditch by machine and I can't wait to do more fancy machine quilting. I don't mind hand quilting that much, but it takes ages and I prefer hand embroidery to hand quilting.
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« Reply #553 on: January 15, 2017 03:33:40 PM »

I ponied up the dough for a couple of Craftsy classes to learn how to machine quilt on a regular machine. Once I can manage that, I'll tackle free motion!
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« Reply #554 on: January 19, 2017 03:14:14 AM »

How's the quality of the classes? I've been thinking about taking some online classes as well. I'm completely self taught (although I have a background in sewing so I know my way around a machine) until that recent one hour FMQ workshop and that single hour probably saved me a whole year in trial and error. I don't have the time to take regular classes IRL, but I can see the point of classes now.

I don't think FMQ is all that difficult actually, compared to 'regular' machine quilting. It takes some getting used to the way you handle the fabric, but that's the main trick. It's a lot of fun to just be able to doodle on fabric. (But I'm still very far away from those super complicated pinterest patterns Wink )
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« Reply #555 on: January 19, 2017 04:04:09 AM »

(Thanks Immaculata!  <3)

I'm looking forward to seeing what y'all do with your quilting!  Smiley  I've often wondered about Craftsy classes too, although I haven't yet tried one.  One thing I have been doing a lot recently is watching Leah Day's cracking video tutorials for the Free-Motion Quilting Project (first one is here).  She starts off quite simple and shows how to build up various space-filling designs.  Once you get over just how scarily good she is, they're very informative.  I'm totally going to try some of her tips about quilting in rows rather than completely at random.
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« Reply #556 on: January 20, 2017 03:43:37 PM »

Immaculata,I haven't checked out the quilting classes yet, but the other classes I've taken have been pretty decent quality. I love that I can follow along with the video if I need to, and pause it and replay it if I get stuck. And, I like that I can take the classes while I'm still in my PJs!

And, Amazon_warrior, thanks for the link to the FMQ video! I've got it open and I'll be watching it in a bit for some inspiration! Smiley I have a quilt top that I'd like to do some FMQ in rows on, so I'll definitely be interested to learn about that!
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« Reply #557 on: January 20, 2017 04:16:37 PM »



These are the baby quilts my mom and I made in about 3 1/2 (long) days
while I was visiting on my Christmas break. We finished on Dec. 30th, because I thought I was leaving the next day, but it turned out that I was leaving on the 1st. So, we had a day to actually head out and do something besides sew! In the picture above, mine is on the right, and my mom's is on the left. I cut and sew, she pins, presses, and trims! Teamwork!

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451412.0
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