Monday, September 12, 2011
Ta-da! Finished Quilt!
here. There is a quilt shop nearby that has an AccuQuilt Studio Cutter than you can pay to use by the hour. It's $25 an hour, so I cut my fabric into 7 1/2 inch strips, pressed them and had them all neatly stacked up. I showed up, had them cut with the 6 1/2 inch tumbler die in less than 10 minutes and it cost me all of $5! Think of all the time it saved me -- no cutting all those angles just right, and it even trims off the corners so you don't have little tags sticking out. Then it is a cinch to sew them all up, my top was done in just a few hours of sewing. First I lined them all up in the order I wanted them, sewed the rows together, pressing the seams of each row in alternating directions, so when I sewed the rows together the seams all butted up against each other and made perfect little intersections.
new machine I really got
to work and made so many little practice sandwiches, I think I could have carpeted my home with them - except I wouldn't have ever wanted anyone to see most of them! I have learned to make freehand feathers and all kinds of little fun things. I think machine quilting is my favorite part of the quilting process.
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