Tag: Machine quilting

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Composition: 50% soyabean/50% cotton The Vlieseline web site quotes “ Softer and smoother than traditional waddings/battings. For quilts, wall hangings and clothing etc.” https://www.vlieseline.com/Products/Battings/278-Soya-Mix So what did I think? The wadding is unbleached and quite patchy colour wise however it is very soft and a nice smooth regular thickness. It does drape nicely. The website…

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When we started out on this Puzzle Quilt adventure I suggested that it would be a Quilt-as-you-Go (qayg) project. This means quilting the blocks (or several blocks) as you make them and then joining them together. I have suggested you add a sashing to each block as we have gone along so that you can…

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Last month I showed you my books on hand quilting and promised a peek at my machine quilting books this month. I think next month I will have to continue with quilting books – the ones with ideas and designs in them. But, for the time being, I’ll talk you through the technique ones. I…

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This carries on from my first blog and answers the questions : Are you part of a sewing group – what do you get out of it? So, I had got as far as discovering Project Linus at the Craft Fayre. This is a volunteer organisation who make quilts for sick children in hospital and…

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HAND QUILTING or MACHINE QUILTING Today I want to talk to you about my thoughts on Hand Quilting and Machine Quilting Let me get one thing straight up front. Personally I Love Hand Quilting And I love Machine Quilting (All kinds) Do you Hand Quilt? Look at those fabulous hand quilted spirals on my Welsh…

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I’ve just had a week of holiday in New Zealand visiting family and enjoying old haunts. I also got lucky enough to go to two quilt shows and a couple of shops. (I mean quilt shops of course, the rest don’t count). Luckily for me Rose City Quilters and Horowhenua Quilters were both having exhibitions.…

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This month we are looking at Three basic utility stitches on your Sewing Machine that can be used for Machine Quilting. There are others but I thought three was a good starting point. Machine Stitches You Can Use For Quilting Here is a link to my Easy Strippy Cushion where I use this method with…