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I started this 25″ X 25″ tabletopper about two years ago – in fact, I took a class to learn how to quilt and this was the project. So it is only fair that it be my first quilt project to actually be completed. I stitched this myself from beginning to end, including the machine quilting and binding. Here is the detail of me quilting the top:
See that little guide on the right hand side? I love it! I makes sewing straight lines a breeze and you don’t have to mark up your quilt top.
And here is the back detail:
Many thanks to JJ at JJ’s Log Cabin Quilt Shop who took time out of her busy day to show me how to pin a quilt and quilt it (and also for her quick tutorial on stitching a binding).
What I learned from making this project:
- It was worth the $30 to buy a walking foot with straight line quilting guide for my sewing maching.
- You don’t have to be perfect to quilt, but it helps all your triangle points to line up if you are accurate with a 1/4″ seam allowance.
- You should finish what you start.
- Machine quilting is not as hard as you might think.
- Fabric has quite a bit of stretch so you can fudge a little if things are just a little bit off.
Please visit my new page at Caribousmom: All Things Creative. This is where I am going to keep track of my creative projects so check back often as I update things!