Saturday, February 19, 2011

Yeah!! Its the Weekend!!

Yeah, it is the weekend, and I finally have some time to sew!!  Back to the finishing of projects that I have neglected! And back to free motion quilting !!  I tried out some different gloves today. The gloves I used before were great, except they were so thick that it was hard to feel the fabric layers and also I had to take them off to change the bobbin etc.  These are surgical gloves, so very thin.

I can still feel the fabric, and wrinkles etc as well as keep them on when changing thread and bobbins !! Great!

I also had another great discovery today! This may seem totally obvious to most people but it took me awhile to figure it out. The first time I free motion quilted I had a problem every time the bobbin ran out and needed changing, because I lost my place, and couldn't find where I had left this time I put a pin in to mark the spot!
Simple, I know!  (I can't believe I didn't think about it before either !!)

I am getting better, slowly.

There are still lots of mistakes, but because I am using thread that blends and a patterned fabric on the back it is pretty forgiving. It took about 3 hours of sewing to finish the centre.

Now I have to do the borders and bindings...and it is another finish !! :)


  1. I think you are doing a fantastic job. I wondered how you would like those heavy gloves - you adapted nicely. You are learning and growing with each project - and having fun.

  2. You are doing a great job----looks very professional to me.

  3. Woo! Good for you! Your stitches look so nice and even too. You are amazing.

    Marking with a pin is brilliant.

    : )
    from across the pond.

  4. Rubber gloves worked great for me, but made my hands sweat. I found some garden gloves at the dollar store with the palms and finger tips dipped in nitrile. I'll try them this weekend. Your beautiful results encourage me to keep practicing.


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