First attempt at machine quilting-advice please

First attempt at machine quilting-advice please

Post by Bill & Marie Lyn » Wed, 13 Dec 2000 23:34:28



Hi all,

I need some advice.  I have a baby quilt top that I'm going to try to
machine quilt - my first attempt!  It's a nine-patch alternated with a
snowball block.  I'd like to do diagonal straight line quilting in the
nine-patch blocks, and for the snowball blocks I want to free motion quilt
the baby's older sister's handprints.

My question is should I do the free motion quilting first or the straight
line quilting?  I'm a hand quilter who always follows the rule of work from
the center outward, but from everything I've read, it doesn't seem like one
should follow this rule for machine quilting.

All advice would be appreciated!!

Thanks,
Marie

 
 
 

First attempt at machine quilting-advice please

Post by SMercad » Thu, 14 Dec 2000 00:23:38


Hi Marie,

I would do the straight line stitching first. That will help stabilize
the quilt.
Then I would do the free motion.

Sounds like a lovely piece... Good luck!

Starlady


Quote:

> Hi all,

> I need some advice.  I have a baby quilt top that I'm going to try to
> machine quilt - my first attempt!  It's a nine-patch alternated with a
> snowball block.  I'd like to do diagonal straight line quilting in the
> nine-patch blocks, and for the snowball blocks I want to free motion quilt
> the baby's older sister's handprints.

> My question is should I do the free motion quilting first or the straight
> line quilting?  I'm a hand quilter who always follows the rule of work from
> the center outward, but from everything I've read, it doesn't seem like one
> should follow this rule for machine quilting.

> All advice would be appreciated!!

> Thanks,
> Marie


 
 
 

First attempt at machine quilting-advice please

Post by I.E.Z » Thu, 14 Dec 2000 01:10:38


This (the message below) is what I would do also

Iris


Quote:
> Hi Marie,

> I would do the straight line stitching first. That will help stabilize
> the quilt.
> Then I would do the free motion.

> Sounds like a lovely piece... Good luck!

> Starlady


> > Hi all,

> > I need some advice.  I have a baby quilt top that I'm going to try to
> > machine quilt - my first attempt!  It's a nine-patch alternated with a
> > snowball block.  I'd like to do diagonal straight line quilting in the
> > nine-patch blocks, and for the snowball blocks I want to free motion
quilt
> > the baby's older sister's handprints.

> > My question is should I do the free motion quilting first or the
straight
> > line quilting?  I'm a hand quilter who always follows the rule of work
from
> > the center outward, but from everything I've read, it doesn't seem like
one
> > should follow this rule for machine quilting.

> > All advice would be appreciated!!

> > Thanks,
> > Marie

 
 
 

First attempt at machine quilting-advice please

Post by Pat Winter » Thu, 14 Dec 2000 02:14:41


Marie,

MQ is great fun!  Do make a practice piece and
work on that each time you change the settings.
First you should STABILIZE the structure with
straight line quilting on the block seams
(horizontal & vertical, not diagonal).... then you
should do the diagonal stitching across the blocks
(if you do that first you run risk to warping the
quilt, especially as a newbie) .... finally add
the free motion. Good luck,

PAT in ***ia


Quote:

> Hi all,

> I need some advice.  I have a baby quilt top that I'm going to try to
> machine quilt - my first attempt!  It's a nine-patch alternated with a
> snowball block.  I'd like to do diagonal straight line quilting in the
> nine-patch blocks, and for the snowball blocks I want to free motion quilt
> the baby's older sister's handprints.

> My question is should I do the free motion quilting first or the straight
> line quilting?  I'm a hand quilter who always follows the rule of work from
> the center outward, but from everything I've read, it doesn't seem like one
> should follow this rule for machine quilting.

> All advice would be appreciated!!

> Thanks,
> Marie

 
 
 

First attempt at machine quilting-advice please

Post by Lenora » Thu, 14 Dec 2000 03:00:15


straight stitch first then when you free motion quilt don't forget to
cover or drop your feed dogs or you will have a mess.

Lenora IN Illinois


Quote:

> Hi all,

> I need some advice.  I have a baby quilt top that I'm going to try to
> machine quilt - my first attempt!  It's a nine-patch alternated with a
> snowball block.  I'd like to do diagonal straight line quilting in the
> nine-patch blocks, and for the snowball blocks I want to free motion quilt
> the baby's older sister's handprints.

> My question is should I do the free motion quilting first or the straight
> line quilting?  I'm a hand quilter who always follows the rule of work from
> the center outward, but from everything I've read, it doesn't seem like one
> should follow this rule for machine quilting.

> All advice would be appreciated!!

> Thanks,
> Marie