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Saturday, September 02, 2006

Fun With My Sewing Machine

I was watching QNN and decided to try my hand at quilting. So I grabbed 2 4" squares that I had and put batting between them. The first one I was trying to do I think its called trapunto. Where you stipple quilt around an area and therefore that area stands up and looks stuffed compared to the rest of the quilt. I said screw it after playing with it and decided to see if I could write Alex's name in cursive with needle and thread. Not bad but could use some work. I don't know how to do a cursive X on the machine without having to cross over thread.

And the second one I drew lines on one of my squares. I originally planned to do 1/4 inch lines, then I tried to sew every other line so the lines would be 1/2 inch apart instead. The squares aren't quite perfect but I tried :) And I used black thread on white fabric so it showed up well, plus I didn't want to have to unload my thread and reload it all again LOL

1 comment:

Shelina said...

I think your quilting is great. You should go ahead and do it on a quilt. Trupunto is hard - you have to add a layer of batting to the part you want to stand out - either up front before quilting - or from the back after quilting. Straight line quilting is fine - especially if you have a walking foot, use matching thread and a patterned fabric.
Don't aim for perfection and you won't be disappointed. Nobody is perfect.