These are the three quilts I completed Friday night!
The quilt in the video.
Back side view
Close up of binding with invisible thread.
I just love this pattern! I used Camille's version from her Simplify book, but I know there is a Moda Bakeshop tutorial for something similar!
I made these pillow covers Saturday night. They're for a giveaway at a workshop I'm attending next weekend in Nashville.
I'm also playing around with some Amy Butler Love charms I've had for 2 years! It was about time to use them in something! I think this will be a nice size lap quilt (about 50"x60").
Who knew my FMQ video would spark so many questions?!?!? I'm going to try and answer all of them here so I don't have to continually send the same emails. :) I'm also posting a video of how I baste.
1. I have a Baby Lock Symphony--no, I do not have a stitch regulator
2. I use Gutterman poly thread for everything. Aurifil doesn't like me, but my friend Tracey has the same machine and she loves Aurifil, go figure!
3. I spray baste using 505
4. I use size 80 or 90 needles to FMQ
5. I machine stitch binding to the BACK of my quilts then use invisible thread to stitch it to the front.
6. I don't use any particular brand of invisible thread, just whatever is at the store when I need it
7. I cut my binding at 2.25" on the straight grain unless I'm using premade bias binding.
8. I can get about 5 lap size quilts or 10 baby size quilts from one can of 505. This is a rough estimate.
9. The style of FMQ I use is very easy for me in part because I used to draw and paint a lot and one of my favorite things to draw is underwater scenes (I'm a Pieces, ha ha!). Do you see where this is going? I drew seaweed ALL THE TIME so the movement to create the stipple look comes naturally from that. I would suggest doodling to find what movement comes naturally to you and translate that on to a quilt rather than try and copy how other people do it. This is the only form of FMQ that I can do easily. I try and make swirls and it looks like a hot mess! Stick with what you know!
Here's a little video of me spray basting!