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Holiday quilting - finishing UFO's

datcat23

Holiday quilting - finishing UFO's
« on: July 07, 2017, 06:08:31 AM »
Its school holidays at the moment, and hubby has taken the car a couple of times this week, so I have been splitting my time between winter decluttering, and sewing.  First up was finishing a couple of UFO's.

First up is  a top I made up last year.  I decided that my mother would probably love this as a lap quilt, so I finished it off with a scrap border, and then simple wavy line quilting.

Missouri Star quilt by Dani, on Flickr

datcat23

Re: Holiday quilting - finishing UFO's
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2017, 06:09:54 AM »
And second, is a set of placemats.

These were purchased at a charity store; 4 embroidered pieces of linen, in two different sizes.  I am not sure what they were, perhaps out of a sample book?  The edges were overlocked in clear thread (fishing line?) and there were bits of glue on the edges.  I decided they would make a great set of placemats for my dining table.  I didn't want to quilt over the embroidery, so was forced to face my nemesis ..... free motion quilting.  Yep, still hate it. 

Embroidered Linen Placemats by Dani, on Flickr

Iminei

Re: Holiday quilting - finishing UFO's
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2017, 06:46:12 AM »
Definitely sample book pieces...
and what a clever cat you is making something beautiful from them!
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Sewingsue

Re: Holiday quilting - finishing UFO's
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2017, 09:54:28 AM »
'Simple' wavy line quilting?
Please, how do you get your pairs of wavy lines to 'wave' in the same direction?

and how do you 'wave' without free machining?
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Vegegrow

Re: Holiday quilting - finishing UFO's
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2017, 10:48:26 AM »
Lovely Dani ..particularly like the Missouri star colours
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datcat23

Re: Holiday quilting - finishing UFO's
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2017, 11:11:26 AM »
'Simple' wavy line quilting?
Please, how do you get your pairs of wavy lines to 'wave' in the same direction?

and how do you 'wave' without free machining?

Hey there Sewingsue, I draw the wavy lines using a wave edge ruler.  I then follow the lines using the walking foot.  After a while you get into a bit of a rhythm.



Ploshkin

Re: Holiday quilting - finishing UFO's
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2017, 11:27:56 AM »
There is always that thing that comes in the accessory box of every machine for quilting parallel lines.  Once you have the first line I would think you could use that so you don't need to mark every line.  I used one for the first time ever on my log cabin quilt for diagonal lines but they weren't wavy.
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Acorn

Re: Holiday quilting - finishing UFO's
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2017, 11:50:04 AM »
I think I need a ruler like that just because it's a lovely thing... all wavy...  :|
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Sewingsue

Re: Holiday quilting - finishing UFO's
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2017, 12:11:39 PM »
I think I need a ruler like that just because it's a lovely thing... all wavy...  :|
Ooo, gadgets, gotta love a new gadget  :D
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datcat23

Re: Holiday quilting - finishing UFO's
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2017, 14:45:09 PM »
I think I need a ruler like that just because it's a lovely thing... all wavy...  :|

This was actually on the second ever ruler I had bought, and its done me fine.  I tend to use the "bigger/longer" wave side.  I tend to find the smaller ones are a bit tight for the walking foot to negotiate.  I find these are a simple way to quilt a log cabin or 9 patch ..... just enough to hold down all the seams.  I don't even measure, I just eyeball it, and then draw the lines in with chalk (dark fabrics) or water erasable pen (light fabrics). 

It creates a nice effect .... this is just strips of xmas fabric, with some wool batting and insulbrite batting, made into a trivet/bread basket.

Trivet/Bread Basket by Dani, on Flickr