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Flannel Crib Quilt w/coord. sham

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Traditional
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What materials did you use? Flannel: Assorted solids and print for top Mini-stripe for back Warm & natural batting

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Because flannel is quite heavy to quilt by hand, I machine quilted this quilt. It is wonderfully soft, and on the heavy side. Perfect for a cold winter night.

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I love your stippling but I'm kind of afraid to try it.

09/12/2011 Flag

I quilted on a long arm machine (Gamill). However, I have done several free motion quilts on my sewing machine in a 'meander' pattern, and they have turned out very nice. You need to practice on squares of muslin with batting between for a ittle bit to get used to the procedure before going on to an entire quilt. But try a small pillow top or table topper first. You;ll get the hang of it.

09/12/2011 Flag

Thanks for the advise, I think I will. I have the new Bernina 830 with the extra space for big jobs but I am not getting the most out of it.

09/13/2011 Flag

I have an old 930 Electronic Bernina (the 'work horse' of the 1980's) and would not give it up for anything. Your new 830 should make it much easier with the extra space. My Bernina sits in a beautiful wooden cabinet made for it, and the 'fold out' left wood 'table' is certainly a plus when machine quilting. Good luck. Just take two squares of muslin or flannel and put some batting between them, , drop your feed dogs, set your machine stitch to a fairly long stitch, put on your darning foot or embroidery foot, and have at it.

09/13/2011 Flag