Let's try this
I’ve finished my first quilt top and it’s now in the quilting phase. It’s a quilt made with simple half square triangles and simple borders. At this point my internal dialog goes a little something like this:
Me: What the hell are you doing?
Also Me: I have no idea!
Me: Let’s try this and see what happens.
Also Me: Cool.
My God I am weird.
|A quilt for my mom, thankfully she loves me and will not mind the imperfections.|
I managed to get the quilt sandwich made (which killed my knees even with a knee cushion) and I wrangled it into the sewing machine. I'm gonna try this technique * next time which I hope will make it quicker, smoother, and allow me to use a table of some sort which will keep me off my knees.
|Very relieved that this walking foot was easy to attach, I was a bit nervous.|
So far I've made 7 lines of quilting with the first few being a struggle. I’ve been getting the feeling of the walking foot and maneuvering this large amount of fabric through the machine. It’s my understanding that this machine, which is about 10-15 years old, is able to do the quilting but I don’t feel the throat area is large enough to do any free motion quilting. More of a reason to upgrade as soon as I can right! But really, who needs justification to upgrade?
*I have no idea who came up with this, but this seemed to be a great explanation.