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Craftsy Block of the Month 2012 taught by Amy Gibson

In Craftsy's first-ever Block of the Month, Amy Gibson brings you 10 specific quilting techniques - appliqué, string quilting, paper piecing and more.

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Heather Greene on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? all cotton

Heather Greene on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make sure you lower your feed dogs and test the tension on a test piece of sandwiched batting that matches your actual quilt. I had lowered my feed dogs and left the tension on sewing, and after going through 2 1/2 bobbins, I noticed the tension was way off, so I had to take it all out and start all over again, all because I didn't test first.

Heather Greene on craftsy.com

Oh, another thing. This meandering free motion quilting was fun after I got started and allowed myself to make mistakes (mistakes in my eyes anyway!) By the time you are done, you will be a little sore in the shoulders, but well worth it!

12/16/2012 Flag

love the bright colours Heather. I use a 1930 Treadle Sewing Machine and I am looking forward to practicing the Free motion quilting on it, and hoping I am able to succeed with it. Yours looks so cool

12/16/2012 Flag

Thank you! I don't know why, but my eyes are always drawn to oranges, greens and browns... Odd when red is my favorite color. : ) Sounds exciting using a treadle machine! I own an old Viking that was my Grandmothers, but it needs to have the treadle fixed and then I would have to find bobbins.

12/17/2012 Flag