First real free motion quilting

Project Description

What are you most proud of? this is my first real free motion quilting project What advice would you give someone starting this project? practice, practice & then just do it

What you will need

  • cotton fabric
  • cotton & polyester threads

Q&A with Darns

Keitha asked:
Wow..... no matter how much I try I can not get this good. Are you using a stitch regulator?
Darns answered:
Thank you! Yes, I am using the Bernina Stitch Regulator. It does help with getting a more even stitch length. The only issue I have with it is that the bulk of the BSR restricts visibility on the upper right side. Sometimes it's hard to see where I want to go. I'm now playing around with Bernina foot #29 which is clear plastic. I kind of got a feel for how fast I want to move my hands & the sound of the machine. I'll just have to see how this goes. Practice, practice & a lot of patience with yourself - -
Gramma Loves Me asked:
Beautiful. Did you quilt this with the backing on?
Darns answered:
Thank you! Yes, you layer the top, batting & backing & start quilting.
Wazoo Sue asked:
Great job! I do quilting for a living, and it always thrills me to see someone be brave and do free motion quilting. Isn't Craftsy great!
Darns answered:
Thank you! still learning & practicing - going to attempt an all over swirl pattern on my next quilt - we'll see how that goes
Pam NZ asked:
Well done, hope mine looks half as good... when I get around to it... so much to do on the "want to do list"... perhaps I should get the fabric pieced sooner rather than later? I especially love the lady bird... ooooh and look at those leaves!
Darns answered:
Thanks, Pam - I know what you mean about the "to do" list - it grows daily.
andibowden68 asked:
oh beautifully done!
Darns answered:
Thanks a lot! What's odd is that I found some motifs much easier to do & others looked like I was quilting during an earthquake - takes lots of practice.

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