Yesterday I layered the quilt, showed you how to bring up our bobbin thread, anchor stitching, quilt a grid and pivot to change directions.. Today I’ll share some techniques for creating beautiful border designs. I hope you do not mind if I share this on my newly started quilting blog? Thank you! Bring your machine’s manual with you so the clerk can help you find the right foot for your model. I love spiral quilting but have never tried it, thanks for the quick tutorial!~ Tabatha at BendingPins.com ~, Thanks for such an excellent and inspiring post. Create jagged circles. The walking foot is a great tool for quilting row after row of straight lines. As it is coil bound, you can have it right next to your sewing machine so you can easily refer to it as you are stitching out one of the designs. This is fabulous. I'm now officially a Duct Tape convert . My first spiral completed but quilt is not lying completely flat. Marianne Just to say thank you for your lovely tutorials.I finished a quilt inspired by your lovely quilts and have given you all credit for it. Replies. Circles are one of my favorite machine quilting designs and Concentric Circles quite possibly the most elegant of all the different circle designs. I have a piece I can practice on and I'm looking forward to seeing how I do! In the second video find an easier version of the design called UFO and how to quilt it with free motion quilting. Loved the spiral and will try it soon. It’s a very delicate tool so if you stitch through it, it will not live to quilt another day! After you finish stitching the center loop of the spiral, you'll be able to use the edge of the presser foot as a guide or the edge/quilting guide if so desired. If you take too many stitches in a line, the edge can become jagged and angular, especially with walking foot style quilting. If you’ve ever tried stitching straight lines on a big momma quilt or larger scale project and been disappointed, let me introduce your new best friend! I LOVE all of your easy to follow examples and ideas. Yesterday I pieced a scrappy log cabin (foundation piecing) 20" x 20" wall hanging that I would like to quilt this way. I'm confused by something, though. Have been considering spirals for my "next up" quilting project, and this post convinced me it's the way to go. Very helpful, thanks so much. Figure 2: An even-feed foot on the left, compared to a regular foot on the right. I use a cheap singer walking foot for my Janome machine. For piecing I use 2.5, but when Machine Quilting it bump it up to 3.5 sometimes even 4.00. There are two keys to success for spiral quilting. Any ideas how to rectify? I love the choice of thread and I wouldn't necessarily thought of using it. Catherine uses pins and bastes in a 2” grid across the whole quilt. Tip: These handy dandy quilter's gloves are just the thing here. Here are some of her tips for getting started: Baste the quilt top well before you start stitching. Put on your Walking Foot. I can see a few spirals coming up for me. Mari, thanks for the great tutorial on how to quilt spirals. Even if I was off in spots, I found the design incredibly forgiving. you've explained it so well. Thanks for sharing your amazing talents. Have you ever had strange ripples down your straps, maybe because you switched the direction of stitching. Hello,This is extremely helpful!! I'm so glad it was helpful. I'm not sure how large the piece that you are having trouble with is. I will be using the edge of my presser foot because I only want 1/2 inch between my quilting lines...if you want anything wider, the guide works extremely well. This is especially true for wholecloth quilts. 114. Or have extra batting over there to go through?? We're making three quilts together from this book and you can join in the fun and follow along anytime! If you’re unfamiliar with the walking foot, I have a post that covers the topic and answers most of your questions. Click here to read about all the sewing feet I couldn’t live without. If you take too many stitches in a line, the edge can become jagged and angular, especially with … Quilt your projects with fresh walking foot designs for a finish you’ll admire. Welcome back to the Machine Quilting Party! When the sewing machine has a built-in foot, but you’re still struggling with wrinkles and drag, it’s a wise thing to try a walking foot attachment. Explore. If you're quilting a wholecloth or placing this in an area with no seamlines to hide that escape hatch, this wouldn't be the best choice. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. I like it better than the expensive Janome walking foot that came with my machine. Sewing straps with a walking foot. Thank you for this! I've done both free-motion and walking foot spirals in the past, and love them both: the walking foot ones are so regular and hypnotic, and my FMQ ones so wildly wonky and exuberant. Very cool. And I still had not jumped into free-motion quilting at this point, I was never happy with my results and was too impatient to practice or sacrifice a quilt top. one full motif is 3" or larger. Prepare a Sample. When I connect the circles together with a line, I call that design UFO and it's a handy way of "escaping" from one circle to another. Thank you :). The bigger the circle, the easier it will be to quilt because the curve will be shallower which means less need to stop and lift the foot to shift the quilt. Thanks all, I love your blog, which I just found this morning :) Kate. 3. Have you, or ANYONE, ever done a method of spiral quilting, that somehow uses a PUSHPIN and somehow you either hold the pin, or run your foot along side it (I CANNOT REMEMBER ANYTHING BUT A PUSHPIN :)?????? Sewing with a walking foot makes quilting easily, is helpful when you're sewing a lot of layers, and prevents ripples in your project! A walking foot works beautifully on stitch-in-the-ditch quilting or lattice quilting. Learn how to quilt Concentric Circles with two free quilting tutorials shared by Leah Day. 4. It can feed all the layers of your quilt sandwich right under the needle, with an even pace. I have used a pin for circles, and it works well. Quilting . A flat quilt is preferable in most cases, and in my mind, open seams make it all the more possible. Machine Quilting Pattern.. Feel free to send me a photo and perhaps I can be of more help. This is about my quilt journey...I would love to hear about yours, your comments are most welcome. Article from thequiltingedge.com. 4. I put the edge/quilting guide onto my presser foot, just to show you what it looks like attached.....you want to attach it, to the left side of your presser foot....these fit onto regular walking feet as well. Just got my first iphone. The most wonderful gentle curves CAN be quilted just using the walking foot and the feed dogs in place. Just in case this confuses anyone I made a mistake on the tutorial and made a change. Thank you so much! It's just circles within circles within more circles! That's a small magnetic pincushion and a cheater needle. I'm definitely going to try to use this technique sometime soon. Some walking foot brands are interchangeable so you don’t necessarily need the one that comes with your machine. Some walking foot brands are interchangeable so you don’t necessarily need the one that comes with your machine. Did you slice it later? I dont have basting spray and just used a few pins. I usually stress over the quilting part. Mar 19, 2014 - Quilting circles with a walking foot? Love your spirals! See more ideas about machine quilting, straight line quilting, quilting techniques. On paper Concentric Circles is a very easy design to quilt. Whether it be the birth of a new baby, the loss of a loved one, a spectacular sunset or the way the light hits the glass of a beautiful building....life is a quilt waiting to happen. Just to stabilize the block a little more, I stitch in the ditch on one or two major seams...I find the blocks lay a little flatter this way, once the quilt is finished. If you use a walking foot when sewing on quilt binding (or mini-quilt binding), it will keep the top layer of the binding from shifting ahead of the bottom layer, which causes puckers and wonky binding. At least it's only one block.....of course there's always the seam ripper. Like the ditch stitching bit first! Thank you Julierose, super cool quilt and the quilting is fabulous, Genius- I just ruined a block on my QAYG trying to free motion a spiral- it certainly spiraled out of control. I am afraid of Free Motion Quilting. ReplyThe purpose of the walking foot (aka even feed foot, IDT on a Pfaff) on a sewing. That looks fabulous! Or am I just hopelessly confused? The larger the piece you are quilting is the more distortion. How to quilt with a walking foot. Thanks for the inspiration and great directions. I like this quilt very much looking so nice and i love the color combination so beautiful . This looks better for me. That first stitch when you start quilting again is the hardest to keep in line. Loading your quilt: Load the bottom of the quilt at the top if your top is directional. Not only can it help with piecing and keeping your fabric from shifting, you can also use your walking foot to quilt and finish your project with ease and accuracy. 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