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Opera Tee Shirt Quilt

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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 Quilt
Style Funky, Romantic, Whimsical, Art
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What materials did you use? Various tee-shirts from opera productions my daughter has performed in. Cotton printed fabric for borders and cotton batik printed fabric for backing. Fusible interfacing for stabilizing tee-shirt knit fabric and a cotton/poly blend batting.

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What are you most proud of? The overall design and color combinations of this quilt. The self-discovery and liberating process in learning free-motion quilting techniques. Finding design inspiration in my immediate surroundings.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? As Wendy advises, practice on some sample "sandwich" (top-batting-backing) squares to find your own personal rhythm and stitch consistency. Keep reviewing classes. Every time I do this I discover some helpful tip I've forgotten about. Invest in high quality thread!!! I learned that lesson the hard way when using old, cheap thread I had on hand because the color matched what I was doing on a particular block. Lots of resulting picking out ensued. Everything went better when I returned to a higher quality of thread. Now I know better.

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As you can see by my random safety pins I'm still in the completion process but am nearly finished.

05/14/2014 Flag

I'm now officially finished with this project and ready to present it to my opera singer daughter!

06/18/2014 Flag

wonderful... I love how you have stitched cool designs in the open spaces!

05/26/2014 Flag