Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Practicing with a purpose

I am a longarm quilter, but I also want to learn how to quilt on a domestic.  I think it would come in handy from time to time, and it is a skill I want to learn.  But, I am not good at practicing.  I doodle, and practice, but I don't do it with intent, or very seriously if that makes any sense.  Well, I figured out a way to practice my FMQ on a domestic, and auditioning a design at the same time.


I stitched out this motif using my domestic machine, using FMQ techniques.  Then I was able to use as a good visual by pinning it to the quilt I want to use the motif on.


This picture is actually a paper template, but using the quilted sample, I was able to get a much better idea how it would look.


So, I used it in my next quilt.

Thanks, Esther

6 comments:

  1. Oh I love it! I too use my domestic once in a while for FMQ. I dont want to loose that skill. What a great idea to use it to audition designs!

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  2. Looks good. So did you quilt the whole quilt on the domestic? How do you get the outside arcs so smooth?

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  3. That's a neat idea. I quilt on a domestic, well, sitdown longarm now, but I would like to quilt on a stand up. A little afraid of the learning curve though.

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