Smoother sailing

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Yesterday while I was practicing my free motion quilting, I was somewhat frustrated that my top thread kept breaking. That’s never fun! And when the thread wasn’t breaking, the quilting stitches were pulling so tight that it was really pulling … Continued

Practicing on printed panels

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I’ve been concentrating so much on piecing this past year or two that I realized it’s been a really long time since I’ve done any free-motion quilting. I think I’ve been subconsciously avoiding it and procrastinating, even though I have … Continued

June Free-Motion Quilting Challenge

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June’s special guest teacher for the 2012 Free-Motion Quilting Challenge through SewCalGal was Cindy Needham. She does such beautiful work. This month she encouraged us to do a sampler of sorts. She wanted us to experiment with “The Basic Three” … Continued