June 26, 2011

One Line At A Time

I received a belated birthday gift last week.
Knowing that I am learning machine quilting, my brother's wife got me this book.

One Line at a Time

I am gravitating more towards maching quilting for 2 reasons. The first is that I developed a little Carpal Tunnel Syndrome last year with the latest large quilts I hand-quilted, which has put a small damper on my quilting. Second is so that I can get my quilts done much more quickly. Especially now that I have been a stay-at-home-mom for the past year, I don't have as much time to sit and hand quilt as I did before. When I was working, I was allowed to take my quilts with me, so I got a lot of quilting done. It was really nice. I think I have 8 quilts waiting to be put up on frames. Most have been waiting for at least a year. (I also have to wait for clear, warm weather since my house is too small for quilt frames.)

I read through this book as soon as it came. It breaks down machine quilting designs to smaller, easier steps. I am quite excited to try this method out. It's a good thing I have so many quilts I can practice on!

I loaned my maching to mom so she can do some hemstitching.
In the meantime, I'll be marking some quilts.


  1. Woo Hoo! Get them all done, and on the beds in use.

  2. I do a lot of free motion quilting having forced myself to learn it - long ago - when it was costing me way too much for longarm quilting. Learning to FMQ was the best education I gave myself. On my blog I post about my free motion quilting methods and experiences, and I'm sure that with perseverance you'll be doing the same. All the best!


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