Geometric Quilting Designs
Learn three quick and easy techniques for creating geometric quilting designs that lend a modern feel to your quilt.really are the hallmark I think of the modern cult movement. But traditional cultures like to use them as well for quotes that maybe they want a more masculine feel -- so let's talk about what some of those designs might be great -- first and talk about the geometric all over design. This is on the first free motion quilting designs that I learned almost ten years ago it's very beginner friendly and you don't have to worry about getting yourself -- a corner because you can just cross over those lines. And like you said it as a nice geometric Clinton quilt sort of the modern version of stapling. Pretty much yeah and then -- talk a little bit about square chains where we take that same boxy shape.
Feathers are a popular quilting motif. Angela Walters and Jennifer Keltner give tips for getting the perfect feather shape and troubleshooting once you are quilting the design.so much. And another tip that you shared was to use a magna doodle kind of I had I -- board that you can -- on again and again and again. And just get that in your mind that muscle memory of what that shape as light. So that when you're moving the needle you sort of have that shaping your thoughts allegedly absolutely yes I distill my kids is magna doodle for practicing I'm not afraid to admit -- I'm not telling but yeah just it's not so much about train your hands hurt us more about train your mind. This is how we're gonna go in even if you're tracing along something that you see. With your finger drawing on piece of paper or the magna doodle like I did it just helps your mind OK this is -- gonna go next. That great so let's circle to I
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More Swirl Designs
Presented by Handi Quilter. Angela Walters and Jennifer Keltner walk you through two more machine quilting swirl variations, building on the basic swirl design.a little smaller one in between -- and then sort of a medium sized . So it's not a static design you've really got some nice movement created by these were absolutely and I tell my students not worry about keeping this throws the same sized. It's mostly just focus on keeping the spacing between the lines consistent. But if they're not into the consistent kind of look they can try this which is a different example of that design. This is just the same concentric circle the only difference is that were -- the spacing between the lines not keeping so consistent and gives it a completely different
Intro to Swirl Designs
Presented by Handi Quilter. Swirls are a great design to add to your machine quilting skills. Angela Walters and Jennifer Keltner walk you through two great designs: basic swirl and a swirl with hook.other important thing to remember is that your in charge of the foot pedal . So if you get to machine quilting and you find yourself stuck or wondering where my gonna go next. Don't forget you
Tips and Techniques Baby Lock Ovation Serger
And Sarah goes in the economy I love mixing up the detour at home by adding different decorative pillows. Today in the show you some of my favorite tips and techniques for creating this beautiful pillow I if you beaches are eager. Please as I ever write you've been cutting played on my machine. I'm
Make Triangle-Squares from Bias Strips
Watch editor Jennifer Keltner make multiple triangle-squares from bias strips. She demonstrates the method Bonnie Sullivan used to make triangle-squares in Folk-al Point--a project featured in the April 2014 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting.left edge and squared them with my ruler so I have nice, straight edges on both pieces of fabric. Then, I like to use two rulers to make this first cut. On this smaller ruler (it's a 6x12") I've got a 45-degree angle line and that's the one I'll be using for this method to cut the bias strips. So I'll take that 45-degree line and place it so it's exactly on the top cut edge of fabric here, and I'll line that up. Now, I'm ignoring the cutting lines on the mat and I'm just following the
Fly Stitch: Stitches to Savor
Learn hand embroidery. Watch a step-by-step demonstration of the fly stitch as seen in the April 2014 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting.is easiest if you use a chenille needle. It's sort of an average length needle, but the chenille needle has a larger eye, so you can get heavier weight threads through it easily. So, that's the importance of choosing an embroidery needle for this project. For our example today, I'm going to stitch with an 8 weight pearl cotton. And when you're looking for pearl cotton, sometimes it comes on a skein or a ball, but you want to look for that number (in this case it's an 8 weight). Like I said, our original sample was stitched using a 3 and a 5 weight, and a smaller number is a larger weight thread when you're referring to
Stitching on a Long-Arm Machine
See machine-quilting in action! Watch Nancy Sharr use rulers and stitch allover, edge-to-edge designs.and Trace again. Rulers also allow you to travel in a perfectly straight line . Such as -- -- in the ditch. Rulers made for a long -- we'll take our acrylic. But they are thicker than
Loading a Long-Arm Machine
Machine-quilter Nancy Sharr shows you how to load the quilt top, backing, and batting on a long-arm machine.