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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Quilt piling up under arm of machine. on: April 29, 2008 01:58:52 PM
I have mostly done tied quilts and have just started doing machine quilting. 

I was wondering if there was a proven method I should be following when machine quilting?  My quilt tends to pile up under the arm of my machine as I quilt.

I have been able to quilt the edges without a problem, but as I get to the center, there is just more and more quilt in the way.  Any solutions?  At least any that don't involve buying a long arm machine? (I would love to, but don't have the capital right now).
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Little Mario Baby Quilt on: June 04, 2007 03:10:48 PM
I like this one, but, it always strikes me that he is going the wrong way.

I am proud of my corners here, nice and pointy.

What sort of 8-Bit childhood hero would people like to see next in quilt format? 

I am open to suggestions.  Right now I have a FF3 Black Mage in the works.
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Mario Quilt on: May 30, 2007 01:41:17 PM
I got started in quilting to have something to do with my wife while she did  her thing making clothes.

This is not my first quilt, I have made others, but I like this one well enough to make a post displaying it. 

The squares are two inches with a quarter inch seam allowance so the whole thing measures about 36' by 66'.  The backing is some flannel that the wife and I bought on the cheap.  It is tied, I don't have the time with three jobs to actually quilt things flat.

The edges are just the backing fabric rolled over the quilt top.  Simple and easy, just the way I like it.  A blanket stitch was used to tack the edges down.

The first shot is of the whole quilt.

The next shot is detail of the head.

This one shows the backing fabric that we found.  Blue with swirlies, so when someone comes by that doesn't understand who Mario is, the quilt can be flipped over to prevent awkward questions.

4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / I ruined a mario quilt on: April 26, 2007 04:09:48 PM
I made the strips the way I normally do, and then was about to sew them together.

My lovely wife insisted that I should iron them nice and flat so that the corners line up.  Normally I don't iron anything after I cut the squares, but I wanted it to look nice.

I found that I could take one end of the fabric and pull it under the iron, flattening down the little seams as I went.  I did this with all my strips and then went to sew them together. 

Much to my dismay, nothing lined up.  I forged on ahead anyways.  The result was less than perfect.  Nothing lined up and it looked more like an anamorphic blob than my favorite Italian plumber.
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