I just joined and I am looking forward to meeting cyber quilt friends. I live in the Black Hills near Mt. Rushmore. I have been a fine artist for over 40 years but just started quilting last Fall. I love the artistic expression in fabric. I suffer from several chronic illness and find quilting a stress reliever, unless my seams are crooked. I'd love to learn how to keep my points sharp, and my seams straight.
Hi Sarah, welcome
Welcome Sarah. Quilting takes lots of patience, If you don't have one already, you might try getting a quarter inch foot for your machine. I did, and it sure helps keep those seams straight and at the proper 1/4". And if you can keep a consistent 1/4" seam, you'll see your points improve.
Hi Sarah, welcome to the group
gini in north idaho
Welcome to QCA, Sarah! As an artist, you might consider moving into art quilts (landscapes, portraits, modern freestyle, etc) and not worry about sharp points and seams matching! LOL Glad to have you here with us.
On the banks of the Mississippi River in north central Minnesota (Brainerd lakes area)
Welcome Sarah. You will love it here. Looking forward to seeing some pics of your quilts.
Georgetown CA I'd Rather Be Quilting
Welcome Sarah. It will come with practice. To get a straight seam it will help to go slow (you can speed up after you get the hang of it) and never watch the needle.
All accurate things in quilting depend on that 1/4" seam. There are several different guides available out there to use plus practice, patience and more of each. Look forward to seeing your accomplishments.
Hi and welcome Sarah, nice to have you join us, enjoy!
This is on my "to do " list. Thanks!
If I should not watch the needle do I watch the side of my 1/4 foot? I have the Angler 2 clear mat and that helps.
Thanks for sharing!
Stetlerarts:If I should not watch the needle do I watch the side of my 1/4 foot? I have the Angler 2 clear mat and that helps.
Look at the fabric in front of the needle as you feed it under the presser foot. I use the angler as well.