Free-Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3: 61 Designs to Finish Your Quilts with Flair by Lori KennedyDiscover how to machine quilt creative designs the easy way. More than 60 striking quilting motifs are at your fingertips in this comprehensive visual guide to free-motion machine quilting. Lori Kennedy takes you through each step of the process with easy-to-understand instructions and a multitude of clear, close-up photos so you wont miss a stitch. Learn to quilt dozens of unique and clever motifs, including flowers, animals, zigzags, swirls and twirls, and much more Give your next project that irresistible pop of texture youve been looking for--many of these designs arent found in other quilting books Convenient lay-flat spiral binding makes the instructions easy to follow while you quilt
Where Do I Start Quilting My Quilt
Starting or stopping a line of machine quilting stitches
Start quilting by pulling the bobbin thread up to the top of the quilt. Using the handwheel on the right of your machine, rotate towards yourself to drop the needle down, then keep rotating until it comes ALL the way up and is even starting to dip back down again. This ensures the top thread has made a full rotation through the bobbin case and has caught the bobbin thread. Now give the top thread a tug and a loop should pop up — that is the bobbin thread. Give that loop a tug and tuck both threads under your darning foot so they are out of your way. Note: This set of steps sounds very simple and I can certainly fly through these steps because I have done them thousands of times.
See Details. I get lots of questions about various aspects of machine quilting. Here are my answers to some of them. How do you start and end your stitching when machine quilting? The method I use is to make 6 — 8 teeny, tiny stitches in the first and last quarter-inch of quilting. I learned this technique from Sue Nickels.
This 'How to Machine Quilt' section uses the rail fence quilt block pattern as an Hand knot or microstitch to begin and end these lines of quilting to secure the.
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Machine Quilting Starts and Stops (Ep. 207)
If you have chosen to machine quilt your project, you need to prepare your machine for the chore at hand. Each machine quilting technique requires a different type of presser foot and machine setting, so read through the following information carefully. If you have pin basted your quilt together, you must remove the safety pins as you approach them. Do not, under any circumstances, attempt to stitch over a safety pin. You could easily break your needle, sending a fragment of the needle into your eye. If you are quilting a large project, such as a bed quilt, be sure you have a large surface to the rear and to the left of your machine to help you support the weight of the quilt. These large-size projects are very heavy and can easily pull your machine right off the table and onto the floor!
I'm about to start machine quilting my third quilt How do I start and end a line of quilting stitches. I'd like to do a large amount of echo quilting on my current project and I know that will require a lot of stops and starts. I have a fairly new sewing machine that back stitches very cleanly right over the forward stitches. Should I just do a couple of back stitches at the beginning and end or is there something else I should do?
Piecing a quilt top is a lot of work, so naturally the idea of letting loose all over it with FMQ feels daunting — especially if you're new to this technique. We've pulled together a few key tips to help a beginner out. Quilting on a domestic machine can get tight if you don't have much space to work with. Gravity pulls the weight of your quilt down and causes it to drag. How to prevent the drag? It's simple: you just need to get the quilt up off the floor and onto a table.