Archive for the ‘Machine Quilting’ Category

This is the inside of the front of an quilted pillow Christmas present.  I was trimming in up before I add the backing, and couldn’t resist a few pictures of the rows of quilting on the plain cotton

handmade pillow progress: straightline quilting


Concentric squares of quilting are kind of a pain on larger projects, but still one of my favorite things.


handmade gift pillow - concentric squares straightline quilting


I’ll post pictures of the front as soon as I get the pillow finished, and photos taken (tricky, lately, with so little sunlight) I gave away the quilt that this pillow goes with, before I could get a picture of it, so this time I’m determined.


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I got this quilt ready for quilting, a week or so ago, then got stalled trying to decide how exactly to quilt it.

Machine quilting design: random squares

I decided on randomly placed squares: plop a square ruler down more or less randomly, trace it with a fabric marker, and sew two (or three, if I feel ambitious) rows around it — repeat until sufficiently quilted.

modern patchwork quilt pink and orange squares

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When I made this little pillow I didn’t have to think long to decide on the quilting pattern. This little squared off spiral is probably my favorite technique, especially for small projects that turn easily.

quilting detail: square spiral on handmade patchwork pillow

So, I use it alot:

spiral straightline machine quilting on patchwork projects

1. (back) , 2. Sunny coasters, 3. 103_6680, 4. WIP - Quilting Watercolors 3

Do you have fall back quilting patterns that you always turn to?

patchwork pillow sham

(My patchwork pillow)

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I sent this quilt off to it’s new home…

Modern black and white quilt

With a little something extra, and a fun quilting pattern…

Stitch a bit,  turn 90 degrees, stitch a bit, turn 90 degrees. Repeat.

I don’t know that I’d do all that pivoting with a quilt, but it was alot of fun on a little project.

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