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InstructionsI used cling wrap on the top of the quilt to draw out my quilting design. It worked great except the needle did gum up. I found that if I quit at the end of each run down the quilt and cleaned the needle before going on, I could quilt each length without mishap.
Type of item: Functional
Cotton fabric, thread, polyester batting
What was your inspiration?
I love this quilt block and a group of friends did a round robin. This is the block chose and everyone made 2 blocks for my quilt. I added several others to make the quilt.
What are you most proud of?
I am relatively new to free motion quilting. This was the easiest I've done so far since I drew the design out on cling wrap on the top of the quilt before I quilted it. I used a sharpy marker to put the design on the wrap and then let it dry before beginning to quilt. It was so much easier to get a clean quilt line.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Plan your quilting stitches before you start to quilt. Drawing out the lines helps you to decide if what you picture will turn out.
I also switched to a blue topped needle. It reduced the need to clean the needle of the glue from the cling wrap so often.