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Swirls and Circles, FMQ

I’ve been practicing swirls and circles.  This is on the white negative space of the quilt shown in my December 31st post.  I think I was fairly successful for my first quilting attempt with this design.  I need to concentrate … Continue reading

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Bob’s Quilt

This is Bob’s quilt, one of my early quilts.  This photograph is actually underexposed per my meter, but I prefer it.  The colors are deeper, slightly darker, as they appear in person than the other photographs.  This was taken with … Continue reading

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Free Motion Quilting Designs…

It is time to decide how to free motion quilt all this negative space.  That is the reason I designed this quilt with lots of solids and large pieces.  I want to start by picking one FMQ design for the … Continue reading

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Quilt applique, and lousy photographs…

Have you ever been so involved in the stitching that you’ve lost track of the equipment?  On my forth ‘snowflake’ style appliqué I apparently was so mesmerized from guiding the appliqué under the needle that I had no idea I … Continue reading

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‘Studio’ organization…

Someday I will turn C’s bedroom in to a real studio.  In the meantime, I borrow her room when she’s out of the country.   Consequently, I need versatile sewing equipment.  Versatile as it needs to be removed, and versatile … Continue reading

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Longarm Rental

This is what I did on on Saturday morning.  I rented a longarm quilting machine to see if I would like to own one of these big babies.  This is my test quilt.  Originally, I made it with negative space … Continue reading

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Free motion quilting

This is a good article, but the the key component for me was wearing gloves. Once I discovered the gloves, my Bernina 440 worked like a dream. Gloves with rubber dots on the palms help to grip the quilt and … Continue reading

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