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Quilting lessons

I am continueing on with my "Quilting with your Walking Foot" lessons.  Once again I am amazed at how much I missed first time around. 

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This weeks lessons have been about using the fancy stitches on your machine for quilting.  Now, when I think of fancy stitches it was those flowers and leaves and fancy shapes that are there but the best ones to use are those that have a single line.  The old boring ones work best.  Like Serpentine.

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And a scallop stitch.

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I would not have thought to use these stitches for quilting but they give a great texture to the fabric.  I am going to have to come back to this concept and explore just what I can do with my machine.

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Being ill has slowed my mind and body and there have been some positives, such as paying attention to detail.  I wish I could wave a magic wand and be fully recovered but it just doesn't work that way.  One thing I am working hard on is recovering my fine motor skills in my hands.  I didn't loose them completely I just lost that edge I had.  I have had to practice sewing with a needle again.  It is coming back but is no longer automatic.  Hemming the binding on the place mats is a great exercise for this.  What I used to find boring is now an exercise in using my fingers and hands.  There is an upside to everything.


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Rachel Wright

There is indeed, although sometimes the upside is hard to find. Stay positive, you're finding out new things all the time!

Carolyn Foley

Thanks Rachel.

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