Baby Isabelle finally graced proud parents with her presence and the baby quilt is complete and should be arriving to it's destination today. I didn't do a very good job displaying it. I stuck it to my design wall and didn't pay attention that is wasn't on their…Continue
My sister remembers my mother making a quilt for her son when he was born. Now her son is about to have a new baby and wanted a quilt like the one my mother made for him. Only the new baby is going to be a girl. This is what we came up with. We are personalizing the clothing with baby's name and stats. I will finish the bottom clothes (just patterns showing in the…Continue
Good Morning All! I have a question. When I sew with my Bernina 930, which is a very heavy machine, it sews just fine from the desk that it sits on at home. It is a very sturdy desk. When I take this machine to retreats and use it on the light weight folding tables (the molded plastic type with folding legs) the vibration of my machine really throws off the thread tension. I read before my last retreat to use a folded towel under the machine, but that really didn't help much. Somehow…Continue
I recently made this customized quilt for one of my friends DH. He has a western room, he also raises cattle and requested his brand in the quilt and also requested specific colors. I threw in some pillow shams and included his brand as well. Can you tell he lives in Texas...lol He was so pleased with this quilt, like a kid in a candy shop. I was so concerned that he…Continue
I have a question for those that hand quilt. I have a friend that has a quilt top that she wants hand quilted. She is a senior citizen and has limited mobility. I have volunteered pick up her batting and backing for her. I am a long arm quilter and I know that the backing and batting needs to be 4" longer on each side of the quilt top. Are there guidelines to follow for the backing and batting for hand quilting?