Monday, July 18, 2016

Machine Quilting Tutorial -- No Ribbon Candy!!!

Any quilter who has ever taken a class with me realizes that I love the ribbon candy machine quilting design.  Like, a lot.  A LOT!  I have made many versions of my Squared Away quilt pattern and quilted each of them the same way -- with Ribbon Candy, all Ribbon Candy, and nothing but Ribbon Candy.

Squared Away in American Made Brand Fabrics:


Squared Away in Halloween prints:


Squared Away in (really, really old) Fig Tree fabrics:


Squared Away in Riley Blake Lazy Day fabrics:


Each one of these quilts was quilted with only ribbon candy!


Some of my students double-dog dared me to quilt my Pat Sloan Bobbins and Bits Squared Away without using a stitch of ribbon candy and I couldn't back down!

See how I quilted this practice block (and see a few surprises in the video, too!)



So, did you notice my new machine?????  I am tickled pink to be quilting on a Handi Quilter Stitch 710 machine.  She's a beauty!

In the video I promised to link to a video on making a stencil.  I scoured YouTube and couldn't find the video I thought was there.  So Sorry!  If you know of a video, post a link in the comments so others can find it, ok?

In the video, I promised you links to the products I used.  Some of these links are affiliate links for products I've paid for and use.  If you click through my referral link, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you make a purchase.

Mellow Yellow FabuLux thread

Quarter-inch Quilting Tape

Handi Quilter Mini Scallop ruler

Handi Grip

Daffodil InvisiFil thread

Handi Quilter Oval C

Handi Quilter Wave F

My Craftsy Class:  Free-Motion Quilting with Loops, Lines & Curves (scroll down for the discounted link)

Did you like my video?  It is my hope that if you quilt on a longarm or a sit-down longarm machine, you will still find the video instructional.  One of the most frequent questions I'm asked is about quilting with rulers on home sewing machines and I really wanted to show you how easy and fun that is!

I am planning to film more videos about how to use different longarm quilting rulers.  I have all of the Handi Quilter rulers -- is there one you'd like to see how to use?

Stay tuned for more videos!

Now for the most important question:  Do you prefer ribbon candy or swirls on the Squared Away quilt?



Or do you have a different idea?

1 comment:

Gretta Hewson said...

You're a great teacher! I was able to learn about HOW to quilt in a way I've not seen any other person teach. Thank you so much!

Gretta Hewson
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