Quilting fail

I’m new to quilting. I’ve been sewing for years, but actually machine quilting a top, batting and back of a quilt together. Never really done that, I’ve only hand-quilted. Which must make you think I’m mad to be making all these quilts. Turns out my machine is not so set up for quilting, or I should say – I had to learn the hard way. I need to adjust the pressure, the tension and buy a walking foot and better batting, because the first row I decided to quilt was a total disaster. Now I think I should just buy a new machine and start fresh. It’s hard to chase up little parts when you live in a quilt unfriendly city and don’t have a car.

Beautiful hand quilting on an Amish quilt.

So even though I wanted to finish my Architextures quilt today, hah, not a chance. That will still be another coupe of weeks or so. Until I get a walking foot and figure out the Singer better. I had a bit of a tantie today, so I’ll continue piecing my farmers wife quilt tomorrow. Old trusty. And then sewing Craftsy’s April block.

Tall pine tree

Hopefully everyone had a fun weekend. I baked fluffy cupcakes which we decided to celebrate Satuday with by having them for dinner (:

I’ll be reading the hundreds of quilting blogs I follow all evening to get more tips on beginners quilting and try and narrow down the insane amount of choice there is between sewing machines.

One comment

  1. sam

    Pretty square. Yes, the whole quilting thing is a wonderful skill. I’ve seen some quilts that are ‘made’ by the quilting that has been used. Alas I have no skills ther either, but would love to hear what you find out :)

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