Look familiar? Yup, it's more strip piecing around here. I've pre-cut all the fabric for this quilt. You didn't think I was going to cut and sew hundreds of squares, did you? If you look carefully, you may see that I replaced two of the main fabrics. This is because I decided to make this quilt twin sized and I didn't have enough of the other two fabrics. All fabric requirements and instructions coming by the end of the week. If you can sew a straight line and cut strips, you can make this quilt.
In my last post I offered tips for free motion quilting.
However if you are not yet ready for free motion you can quilt your quilt using machine-guided quilting which is really just like regular sewing. All you need to do is:
1. Tape out a grid on your quilt using blue painter's tape.
(or you can just follow the lines in your quilt)
(you can remove and reuse the tape over and over so tape out just several lines at a time)
2. Install a walking foot.
(you must use this foot to avoid wrinkles in your quilt. The walking foot contains an upper set of feed dogs to match the lower feed dogs already in your machine - these work together to feed all three layers evenly. The walking foot is also ideal for attaching binding.)
4. Sew along the lines of the blue tape, removing safety pins as you come to them.
First watermelon from our garden - not very big, but very sweet.