Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Machine Quilting tip

I am starting to make little video’s. This is my first attempt, let me know what you think, I know I left out some info, but I was so excited to do this I just had to post it:)

Here is a close up of what I am demoing. It is one of my little “One a Day” quilts. I have been trying to make one small quilt every day or every two days depending on the quilt. I will post the finished quilt once I have it all quilted. It measures 12” x 14” and is made of my hand dyed gradation cotton and silk. This is the perfect size to practice machine quilting on as it is easy to move around and not too big.IMG_3706

I have used YLI silk thread and Madeira Rayon thread to quilt this tree design. I used a microtex sharp needle size 70.

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Self threading needles from Clover. This have a slit in the top so that you can thread them easily.

10 comments:

SewCalGal said...

Thanks Freida. I've been lazy about tucking in my threads as I go. Very helpful and inspirational post & video.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Diane J. Evans said...

It's great to know that it's okay to quilt slowly -- I find I get much better results that way. Thanks for the tips!

Diane

Julie Bagamary said...

I recently saw a spiral eye needle that looked easy to use.
http://www.spiraleyeneedles.com/

Jackie said...

That was terrific, short , which i like and i learned something, perfect!

Ali Honey said...

Hi Frieda , that was great to see just how slow you go....makes me feel better about my slow speed. It was interesting to hear your voice too!

Sally said...

Very nice demo. Looking forward to seeing more. crossroads37

Lisa said...

Thank you for the short. It was great to watch you quilt and see how slow you were going. I really need to buy some of the self threading needles. I've been lazy and just clipped the threads and sometimes that doesn't work out so well. :P

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

I like the "cheater" needles, too. Now if I could just remember to bring up my bobbin thread every time:) It's so nice to see your process in a video. Thanks!

Nia Tilley said...

Thanks for the video. It looked great.

Jane Moxey said...

Good job on the video!

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