In 2001 I bought the book "Quilts from Aunt Amy" . I fell in love at the frontcoverquilt. I never made a quilt by machine so this was my first one. Making the top was easy and fun. But then I decided to machine quilt it. I didn't know that the dogfeet need to be down and then freemotion the stitches. So I turn for every circle my WHOLE quilt round and round.....
Pfff a hard work and I don't get my circles neat and can't keep my fabric flat.
I try to meander the border. After a big piece I thought it was a good idea to READ in a book how to do machine quilting . OOh and I saw how it works... so my last borders I did it the right way. After this quilt I never dare to quilt a quilt by machine. The kids may use it for everything , making a tent in the garden, for picnic, on the boat, I don't care.I putt it in the laundry, in the dryer etc. No one can ruin this quilt :c)
After this experience I take some lessons in the shop and now I will practise it . This weekend I made this little wallhanging for my oldest daughter . It turned out very nice. Do I dare to quilt this by machine ?????
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