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Cushions for Mum

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Scatter Cushions

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Machine Quilting: Free-Motion & More taught by Wendy Butler Berns

Overcome your free-motion fears and build confidence in your machine quilting. Wendy Butler Berns shows you easy techniques from start to finishing!

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Classic, Traditional, Romantic, Retro / Vintage
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What materials did you use? Cotton fabric, Wonder Invisible Thread

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What are you most proud of? My mum is so pleased with them. I am very pleased with how they turned out and that I got them all finished in time for her birthday. I especially love the Indian Summer block from and I also am very pleased with the spider's web quilting that I did with my walking foot.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Paper piecing is great fun to do, although you really need to concentrate as I left out one of the 'geese' and did not notice until it was completed. It was a bit tricky ripping out part of the stitching and piecing it in but I succeeded. Disappearing 9 Patch blocks are so versatile I have two variations, one which is cut on the diagonal and I think the spider's web quilting really enhanced the pattern. I used clear Wonder Invisible Thread for the 'stitch in the ditch' and it was fab, highly recommend it.

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Your pillows are lovely. I especially like your quilting. I have been practicing my free motion quilting for quite and while and hope that I can achieve what you have.

03/20/2013 Flag

Thank you Karol:) I have mastered the walking foot ok but the darning foot is another matter... I really need to practice is more.

03/21/2013 Flag


03/22/2013 Flag

Thank you :)

03/23/2013 Flag

Haha... just realised who this is;) Thank you Yvonne.

04/02/2013 Flag

Nicely made. Your mom will cherish them, nothing quite like a handmade gift.

03/23/2013 Flag

Thank you, I totally agree that handmade gifts are just so much more thoughtful.

03/23/2013 Flag

Hi Desna - these are beautiful. The colors are so perfect. Nice job for Mum! Have you started the stack and whack yet? Can you at least post a picture of the fabric you chose? I'm so curious. Haven't been on line much, lots going on in my family. AND......none of my classes will load, including the new one from Camille that I am so excited about. Working with customer service but not happy. Only consolation is I'm not the only one, so I hope they can get the bugs out soon.... Happy Spring - we are all the way up to 30 degrees today. BRRRRRRR

03/26/2013 Flag

Thanks and yes mum loves them:) Eek.... I have not done any stack-n-whack as yet but must do some after Easter. I have been busy making cushions for my mum and daughters. Then I have been teaching quilting to two of my church friends and some other friends at the w'ends. Thanks for reminding me and giving me the little nudge ha! ;)

03/26/2013 Flag

what a lucky mum..... great size to play with your machine quilting and have a nice finished gift!

05/21/2013 Flag

Thanks Wendy and its all down to your great class on free motion quilting:)

05/22/2013 Flag