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Diagonal Echo Quilting

Created in this Craftsy Course

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 Home Decor
Style Classic, Traditional, Romantic, Holiday
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What materials did you use? 2-1/2 strip sets from 5 fat quarters that measured 2"x 22" each. These came out of my fabric stash.

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What are you most proud of? I am most proud that in quilting this small quilt, I did not mark the top, and neither did I use masking tape. I simply slowed down my quilting speed and tackled one square unit at a time. All the while I was quilting, I kept my eye on the opposite corner to where the needle started and found that the needle automatically travelled to my desired destination with little effort on my part. I finished all the quilting in a matter of 3 hours in one evening! I am also proud of the fact that I overcame my instinctive desire to 'quilt-in-the-ditch'!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? With regard to the quilting of this piece, try to avoid focusing on the position of the needle. Instead, keep your eye on the destination and the rest will fall into place.

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I like the color combination.

06/20/2012 Flag

Thank you!

06/20/2012 Flag

Thank you!

06/20/2012 Flag

Thank you!

06/20/2012 Flag

Very nice!

06/21/2012 Flag

Thank you!

06/21/2012 Flag

Lovely Quilt

06/22/2012 Flag

Thanks!

06/22/2012 Flag

This is great! I think I will give it a try.

06/27/2012 Flag

Thanks! Let me know how it works for you :)

06/27/2012 Flag

great use of the diagonal quilt stitch.... glad to see this in the projects gallery

07/08/2012 Flag

It's fun to 'step out of the box' of quilting-in-the-ditch.

07/08/2012 Flag