Thursday, October 13, 2016

Oh Say Can You See?

When you are quilting, do you ever have trouble seeing your stitching?

I'm working on a quilt this week and it has some "hard to see the stitching" fabrics.  The fabrics are LOVELY!!!, but difficult to see.

Check out one of the April Cornell prints:

Can you see the beautiful feathered wreath I'm quilting in that square using bright green thread?  No?

Me neither!

I am quilting this quilt on my Handi Quilter Fusion.  I added a Handi Light goose-necked light to my machine so that I can change the angle of the light.  I swung my light so it was aimed at the side of my block (rather than from overhead).  I was able to see my stitching this way:

Side-lighting works!  The next time you can't see your stitching, light your quilt from the side so that you can see the shadow of where the stitching is.

Happy quilting!

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