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Hopefully by now you should be on the home stretch with your top assembled, or almost assembled.
Judging by the photos in the flickr pool a lot of you have steamed ahead and are now at this point - basting and quilting.
As you can see by the mosaic above, there are some amazing quilts - each one totally unique. You've done such great work!
But let's not give up now - let's get these babies finished!
I quilted my quilt in super fast time. It took me just over an hour or so. Which is pretty good going, I think (I am not a fast quilter).
I love how the wavy lines look like they're free motioned...but here's the trick. It's just a lengthened stitch on my machine. Sneaky!
When washed the quilting wrinkles up beautifully and gives that snuggly look that we all love so much.
If you'd like to give it a go, here's the low down on how to do it.
You will need your walking foot and the big zig zag stitch on your machine. I've circled it in the picture below - on my machine (bernina activa) it's number 4.
You also need to increase your stitch length to 3.5 (again, see how I've circled it below?)
And that's it. Just use your walking foot as a guide and stitch in lines that will automatically wiggle. I used the walking foot to guide me, didn't mark the quilt top at all. I just followed the lines of the seams and then used the quilted lines to follow for filling in between those lines. I did approximately 7 lines of quilting per block width.
Do you need any tips on basting or binding? Or quilting in any other way? There are links galore over in our tutorials page. But if you need any extra help just start a thread in the FQ flickr group and we can help each other out.
And don't forget to keep uploading your pics to the pool - we want to see those beautiful quilts!!!
Fiona had a great idea to use up her left over scraps from the quilt along. She made a mug rug for her sister who's having a tough time at work.
Doesn't it look fantastic?