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star & filler

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Machine Quilting With Templates: Creating Design Perfection taught by Kimmy Brunner

Let award-winning quilter and teacher Kimmy Brunner guide you in making perfectly geometric quilting designs with just three basic quilting template shapes.

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Funky, Casual
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What materials did you use? blocks from Craftsy BOM, cotton fabrics, Isacord & Bottomline threads

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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!!

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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.

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Darns, My favorite shape, triangles. You're my hero. I can't wait to try the ruler, sounds a bit like juggling to me. I'm gonna give it a try.

12/15/2012 Flag

Do try it! I think if I had some of those sandpaper dots on the back of my small ruler it would work better. I held the ruler with my thumb & forefinger in my left hand & used my right hand & side of my left hand to move the fabric. I'm so bad at straight lines unless it's sewing straight down. My machine doesn't like going backwards at times so all of this is definitely a learning process.

12/15/2012 Flag

Oh NO! Oh no no! I should not have looked at this! It IS fabulous! I was so proud of myself for resisting the template class... I thought it's focus was on long-arm.... what a great job you did on your home machine... and you say there are good border ideas?? I need me some border ideas! LoL! Craftsy is too clever - gave me my first class for free, and now I'm hooked!

12/17/2012 Flag

She demonstrates on a long-arm but, as she says, there is no reason we who use a domestic machine cannot just mark our quilts & sew on the lines. Anything longer than a 6 in. ruler would be difficult to hold in place & sew next to it. She does these really cool borders with straight & curved lines. I've been collecting round lids for all kinds of circles & arcs. Watch out or you will become a Craftsy junky like me!

12/18/2012 Flag

Wow, that center star adds great impact!

12/23/2012 Flag

Fun motif, yes? The star is easy to do - even if my machine doesn't like doing FMQ backwards! If it were a bigger star, I would mark the lines first.

12/24/2012 Flag

This filler looks fantastic!

01/27/2013 Flag

Thanks! I'm loving the filler as well as the Kimmy's star - just used the star in another small quilt.

01/30/2013 Flag

Jeez Louise --- that's a nicer way to say silly me....how did I miss this one? I want to try FMQ and fillers etc. So many ideas, so little time .

03/14/2014 Flag