Created by: Twinmommy070502
Project

Paisley tryouts!

You Can Make This

Twinmommy070502 made Paisley tryouts! with:

Machine Quilting Negative Space

Online Class

Machine Quilting Negative Space

with Angela Walters

  • Pen
  • Paper
  • imagination and whimsy

Q&A with Twinmommy070502

Curlyque Sue asked:
Your paisley's look fantastic. I too use a domestic machine and I have found that after drawing the design over and over when it comes time to actually quilt the design it is embedded in your brain (muscle memory?). Even though the action is different (ie moving quilt instead of pen) my brain knows the shapes and it seems to work out ok. Mind you I haven't tested this on a big quilt - only practice sandwiches. I might change my mind when I do finally get the courage to do a 'real' quilt!!!
Twinmommy070502 answered:
Thanks Curlyque Sue - I was hoping that it woul dget better as I continue to build those muscle memories I am glad to hear from another Domestic Machine user to be sure I know I will get there someday. :)
Ralitza asked:
They are beautiful! Love the contrasst too! Yes with smaller thing manouvering is much more easier. This is why I will quilt a big one as soon as I finished the things in progress, Hopefully it will be step to even bigger things. I have quilted really big things on my domestic machine but I tend to space quilting much more and will try a denser one on a bigger quilt to see how it feels on my shoulders. :).
Twinmommy070502 answered:
Thanks Ralitza! I guess I should have mentioned that is done with pen and paper - i did list in the materials what I used but should have said in my comments. Angela encouraged us to show our drawing if we were following along and thjis was the first time they flowed nicely and I like the shape I ended up with! I'll let you all know when I am brave enough to do it on a quilt!! :)
Angela Walters asked:
That is great!!!!! You are off to a great start!!!
Twinmommy070502 answered:
Thanks so much fro responding to my post. You instructors are all so wonderful not only to give of your time to make these great videos but to help us along and chat with us as well its make for great learning and I cant thank you enough.. You asked below if I had all the helpful tools to make my free motion quilting better and I do indeed. I followed a great YouTube tutorial about creating an easy and economical quilting extension table for any domestic machine "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g14govA4pIM&feature=relmfu" and it covers the table in vinyl so the whole quilt is supported and moves like silk, I also use Ann Peterson's tip and traded out my quilting gloves for those grip liners she uses and it works amazing! I have notice a great improvement in my free-motion quilting using these great tips from Craftsy and You Tube!!!

Skill Level

Beginner