a blog for a chickadee who sews and is armed and threaded!
hotpads for Craig and Amanda, front and back, I'm so happy with how my free motion has progressed, you should have seen it when I started!
Interesting! I am planning on making some hotpads as Christmas gifts, and have been debating whether to try giving them a quilted look...I am curious about how you started out with the free motion sewing. I should really just youtube it or something...with this kind of swirly pattern, did you draw it on first or just go for it? (Sorry if that seems like a dumb question :).) These are beautiful!
No not dumb at all, I watched alot of different videos, to start you have to check out this site and her tutorials http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2009/03/quilt-along-14-freemotion-quilting.htmlI would draw for a while but really just practicing on some fabric scraps ALOT is what helped most. Its like you are drawing with a stable pencil and then moving the paper it feels very weird at first--oh invest in some good thread, it's almost impossible to get a good stich if you don't (I almost gave up for this reason)