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You are going to feel really accomplished once you get through this video tutorial. In today’s lesson I show you how to quilt your quilt on your home sewing machine using a walking foot.
Now I have a fancy sewing machine with an extra large throat and extension table, but this is a beginner course, and I wanted you to know you don’t need a fancy machine to do this. So I quilted the entire quilt on my backup machine, which is a Babylock Rachel.
You are going to want to pull out your walking foot and put it on your sewing machine for this step. I show you how in the video. I talked about this in the first video about the stuff you need.
I also don’t quilt or bind without my Machingers Quilting Gloves. They help me grip the quilt and move it around with less wrist strain. You can order those by clicking here.
A walking foot is absolutely critical when quilting your quilt or applying binding. It has a second set of feed dogs on the top that helps move all three layers of your quilt together at the same rate so you don’t have any puckers in your final quilt.
In the video I go over how to quilt straight and curvy lines using your walking foot. We talk about how densely you need to quilt. Then I demo as I quilt curvy lines on my quilt. Whether you do straight or curvy lines is up to you, but I would suggest giving curvy lines a go.
I have seen far too many beginner quilters get hung up on their straight lines not being straight and ripping out more stitches than they put in. That is just frustrating. Start with curvy and then when your lines aren’t straight, there are no worries, because that is how it is supposed to be.
Don’t worry if your quilting isn’t perfect. Nobody’s quilting is every perfect, that is what makes handmade awesome. The goal is for your last stitches to be better than your first. As long as you are improving, that is all that matters.
One last tip … don’t try to quilt this all in one sitting. Your body will be very angry if you do. Just quilt for an hour at a time then take a break and come back to it later. You’ll be less stressed, you will do better work and you won’t get so sore.
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