Day 52 - Spider Web Remember Poinsettia and Flame Flower? I really enjoyed both of those center filled designs and definitely plan to design more. As soon as I started thinking of shapes that work from the center-out, I thought of the most popular of all - a Spider Web! I guess I'm in another holiday mood because today's design is definitely going to be a hit in all your Halloween inspired quilts. Inspiration - Spider webs, apart from being one of the most iconic Halloween designs around, are also currently taking over my house! In case you're wondering how it is that I manage to work on this blog, shoot videos, design more designs, and take care of a 2 year old, the answer is simple: I don't clean, I don't cook, and I don't shop! Design Family - Center Fill. Difficulty Level - Intermediate. Definitely give it a try even if you're just getting started free motion quilting! Directional Texture - All Directions and Center Focused. Back of Spider Web Feel free to use this free motion filler designs in your quilts,
Longarm Quilting Pattern Book My pattern book is now available for you to choose your own patterns if you like. Otherwise, I have many beautiful patterns to choose from after you send me your quilt. I always take the time to think about what pattern suits your quilt the best to ensure your quilt turns out a masterpiece! free motion quilting Welcome to the last week of our quilt-a-long!Today it's all about finishing up your quilt. OK, so first off, I'd like to state, I am not an expert on free motion quilting, by any means! My husband (he is such a sweet man) helped me put together a video for today's post. A few things to note.... For free motion quilting you will need to use a darning foot and drop your feed dogs. If you ever have a chance to take a machine quilting class, I would highly recommend it. A few tips: use the same color of thread on the front and back, so if the tension is a little off, it won't be very noticeable. use a busy patterned fabric for the back of your quilt to help disguise mistakes. if your thread keeps breaking, change your needle. about managing bulk...I don't use any kind of clips or anything. A few links: there is some great discussion on free motion quilting over on flickr there are binding tutorials here and here. A few winners: Now, dare I say, any questions?
Quilters' Corner >> Free motion quilting with OUT a foot?? Date: 1/20/10 5:04 PM I think you're going to like your new machine. And yes the Viking feet cost a bomb but they do work very well. There are different sorts you can buy- open toe metal, or plastic horseshoe (doesn't change the visibility much, as when it is moving it blurrs)...and do look into what generic sorts might work- take your machine to the dealership and fit them if necessary. And, if there doesn't seem to be enough clearance with the generic foot add a rubber hair band looped two or three times around the metal part at the top right near the plastic or metal housing for the spring area- if you do this it will lift the foot up a few millimetres, the more loops you make the higher the foot will go. But, don't go too overboard- you want the foot just barely touching the top of the quilt layers so you still get good stitch formation as you work. the foot should be able to hold the layers still when the needle is down, long enough for the stitch to form well.
Blog - What causes railroad tracks? September 24, 2013 These railroad tracks aren't of the Amtrak variety … these tracks refer to those pesky "flat lines" of bobbin thread sometimes found on the back of your quilt. This sign of a tension imbalance actually has several causes. When the bobbin thread lies across the quilt back, the top thread isn't doing its job of pulling the bobbin thread into the batting layer. Don't be afraid to loosen the bobbin tension … sometimes a LOT. Different threads, batting, and even fabric will require different tension settings. It's OKAY to touch the bobbin tension Bobbin tension will be different for different threads and different quilts Bobbin tension can be CORRECT when the bobbin zings to the floor, and bobbin tension can be CORRECT when the bobbin only drops a few inches What works on your friend's machine may not be the perfect setting for YOUR machine. Finally, even though your longarm machine can move 360 degrees across the quilt's surface, it is still a "sewing machine".
Patsy Thompson Designs, Ltd. 04._Leaf_Cycles_II 03. 02. 01. 06. 05. 08. 07. 12. 11. 10. 09. Leaf Cycles VI Leaf Cycles VI_weed closeup Leaf Cycles VI_fern closeup Leaf Cycles VI_Dandelion closeup Leah Day Question Thursday #16 It's time for Question Thursday, the day where your questions get answered and hopefully sets you on the right track for free motion quilting. First off, reading through everyone's posts about Sharp Stippling, it seems my advice to "not hesitate on the points" has caused you all to feel that you must zoom through this design without stopping. So please go back and ignore my advice! Instead, stitch a wiggly line, then stop with your needle in the down position. THINK about where you want to go next. Many quilters experienced a difficulty visualizing the design, and a definite increase in getting lost within the texture. Do the exact same thing with sharp stippling, only this time instead of stitching curves, stitch points at the ends of every wiggly shape like this: Simply stitch rows of the exact same shapes until you feel comfortable forming the flames. Only after some practice with rows, try combining the shapes together until you find a complex, interlocking pattern to the design. 1. 2.
Continuous Line Quilting Designs: Machine Quilting Tips on Craftsy When you frequently start and stop a free-motion quilting pattern, you’ll often end up with a mess of carried threads across the quilt back. A continuous line quilting design, on the other hand, allows quilters to avoid starts and stops. As the name suggests, continuous line quilting patterns flow from one element into the next, such as a flower surrounded by blades of stitched grass. With this technique, you’ll be able to avoid lots of carried threads on a quilt back (or inside the quilt, for hand quilters). Continuous line quilting designs are especially common on longarm machines, where they often appear in repeat. You don’t have to work on a long-arm machine, however, to practice continuous line quilting designs! Sketching Quilt Patterns Whether you are designing your own continuous line quilting patterns or working from the sketches of others, it’s a good idea to practice your quilting. Sizing and Transferring a Quilting Design Quilt with Nature Motifs
Artextures Qu'est-ce que Artextures ? The Mishaps Maria Vetter Christiansen Crédit photo : Patrice Delatouche Artextures est une expression artistique contemporaine, démarche créative et recherche personnelle qui a pour support le textile. Artextures veut promouvoir et soutenir les artistes afin de faire connaître l'évolution et l'innovation du monde vivant de l'art textile. Artextures organise tous les deux ans un concours international afin que le public puisse rencontrer lors des expositions l'esprit de liberté qui anime l'art textile. Artextures permet aux artistes textiles d'aujourd'hui de s'exprimer et présente dans la revue de l'association Les Nouvelles – Patchwork et Création Textile 8 pages sur la démarche de certains de ces artistes. Au sein de France Patchwork, le mouvement Artextures naît en 1999 avec Elisabeth Gevrey, sous l'impulsion de Dominique Greliche et du conseil d'administration. Artextures se veut de toutes les libertés, de toutes les ouvertures. Élisabeth Gevrey Aliette Baud
Diane Gaudynski "A New Tradition in Quilting" r0ssie (fresh modern quilts): learning more about free-motion quilting While I have been enjoying all the piecing I've been getting done, I've jumped into a bit of quilting this week. You see, I sold one of my finished quilt tops to a friend, but she of course wants a QUILT, not a quilt top, so I needed to hop to it and actually quilt it. You'll have to excuse me for posting "sneak peek" photos rather than proper photos, but this quilt is going to be given as a gift, so until it's in the intended hands, I'm holding back on the photos. I've said it before and I'll say it again: quilting is my growth area. I'm not horrible, but I'm not awesome. With a new machine in my studio, one that a lot of people buy specifically for its free-motion quilting potential, I figured it was a good time to start again with learning to free motion quilt. A few of my take-away from her Craftsy class so far: 1. 2. sidenote not from Day's class: Starching your quilt back: My friend Lynn recently mentioned that she does this and I was super-excited by this obvious and awesome idea.
Free-Motion Quilting Answers from Expert Leah Day In Ask An Expert this week, we share advice from expert Leah Day, in response to popular questions asked by our community members within our Facebook Quilting Club. If you have a question you’d like to see answered be sure to submit it here– whether you’re interested in knitting, quilting, photography, cake decorating, cooking, art or more– and tune in every week to see if it’s been answered. My comment is really just one born of frustration: I have spent the last two days with tension troubles (in every sense of the word-ha!), and I can’t seem to get it right! I have done EVERYTHING I know how to do, everything the book says, rethreaded until my fingers are raw, replaced the needle, changed the threads, both up and down, tried it all, changed all the numbers. Leah Day: It sounds like you need a strong shot of tequila and a break from free motion! If your machine has specialty stitches try doing several of them. Leah Day: Really anything can be an inspiration.
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