Okay, back to what I actually have been doing, instead of what it would appear if you were just scrolling through my blog…..
I’ve never pieced battings before. Lord knows I have enough leftovers, about 24″ wide, not big enough for even a baby quilt, too big to waste on coasters and hot pads. For this little project, I didn’t think a pieced batting would matter. If it was going into an heirloom quilt, I wouldn’t be doing this.
I won’t show you what this little project is, just yet, but I wanted to try my hand at free motion machine quilting, again. So here I am, not even practicing, but testing my tension. No matter how tight I set it, I can *not* get the eyelashing to stop. I even slowed my speed way down. Is there something I am missing? What am I doing wrong? I quilted one twin size quilt, in a stippling style, with what I thought, at the time, was beginners luck. Now I’m sure it was…
So, while waiting for you all to give me lots of suggestions to fix my problem, I’ll move on to another project…. But I am serious. I need help!
I am machine quilting this puppy in straight lines, outlining the shapes, using my walking foot. I am still feeling really torn about not hand quilting it, but Peter keeps telling me it is still a hand-made quilt, machine quilting it doesn’t lessen the care and creativity that went into creating it. He compares hand verses machine quilting to when woodworking and using primitive, hand tools verses electric tools.
When you look at it that way……..
And after a good cleaning, your machine will no longer thunk, making you think it needs to visit the machine doctor. That makes me happy! Do you regularly clean your machine or wait until it thunks and the bobbin won’t lay flat because of the lint balls?
Then on to the next project…
I love making messes…. I wouldn’t feel at home if I wasn’t standing amongst a mess.
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