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Beyond Basic Machine Quilting taught by Ann Petersen

Take your machine quilting skills in new directions as Ann Petersen teaches you 17 quilting designs that will add richness to your free-motion work.

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Casual
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What materials did you use? Batiks, cotton & polyester threads

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What are you most proud of? That I am actually using what I learned in Ann's class in a real quilt and not being such a perfectionist!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? It's fun to clean out those scrap bins that you have stashed in the closet - try it! And watch out when quilting the borders - I got way to close to the edge a few times - lost part of some feathers when the binding went on.

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Wow -- this is super interesting -- and in a very good way! Especially liking how it goes together as a whole piece. Beautiful!

04/16/2012 Flag

Thanks, I had no clue how all these weird batiks would work

04/16/2012 Flag

Great color choice. Thanks for sharing!

04/16/2012 Flag

Thanks a lot - but not much choice - I used what I had

04/16/2012 Flag

So -- what do you have on your sliding door so you can stick stuff onto it? (I'm using an old foam-core court exhibit -- but it's only about half the size of my closet door and it's bowing -- so I'm on the lookout for something else.)

04/16/2012 Flag

Hi, Alyx, yes I am using a sliding closet door as my "design wall". I tacked some white flannel to the door. Fortunately the sliding doors are large enough for a 42" wide piece of flannel.

04/16/2012 Flag

Ah -- so you just "place" whatever piece/s you're working with onto the flannel and it sticks? I think my doors might be 42 or 44 -- hmm... that would work... thanks! (In the middle of this (my very first) quilt project I had to stop -- I'm making a dress [taking a class] and tonight's the last night of class. Then I'm back to finish my second block for March... and then on to April! Yay!

04/16/2012 Flag

Individual blocks will stick to the flannel but the completed quilt was too heavy so I pinned it to the flannel. There are just 3 pushpins holding up the flannel. In one of these classes, the instructor takes down the flannel about every 6 months, washes it, & dries in a hot dryer to maximize static (no dryer sheet). I haven't had this up that long yet.

04/16/2012 Flag

Nice quilting!

04/27/2012 Flag

Thanks, Ann! This was also the first time I tried spray basting a quilt this size. Sure saves the poor sore fingers from all that pinning. I did have some problems dealing with such lengths of sticky backing and top but I figure I'll learn.

05/01/2012 Flag