Machine Quilting with Templates: Creating Design Perfection »
InstructionsI used my domestic machine, free motion foot & 6 in, ruler ( and still can't sew a completely straight line! LOL!)
Type of item: Functional
Style: Funky, Casual
blocks from Craftsy BOM, cotton fabrics, Isacord & Bottomline threads
What was your inspiration?
Kimmy's class & her filler - I love it!
What are you most proud of?
I like how the filler looks in the wonky rectangles as well as in the pieced triangles. I tried increasing the spacing of the lines of the filler to see how that would look. The block from Lesley's quilt has tighter spacing of the lines.
The good news is the second BOM quilt is ready for binding!!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
It is possible to use a 6 in ruler to get a straight line. The tricky part is holding the ruler where you want it and moving the quilt at the same time. Keep a close eye on where your presser foot is - you don't want to whack the ruler with the foot. I thought I'd try this rather than marking the quilt with chalk or blue marker. I think that if I were using a larger template I would have to mark the quilt top - it would be too difficult to hold the template where you want it while moving the quilt.