If you have some tips you would like to share, then you can share them here with the new quilter or the experienced quilter.
Definitely do "directional" sewing when sewing your strips together to avoid the "wavy or warped" thing that happens when you just sew strips together.
Kathy, what is "directional" sewing in this context?
What do you mean by directional?
What I do is sew pairs together all going in the same direction. I then sew the pairs together in the opposite direction. That way your panels don't get "wavey" or look like a giant banana!
Gail in NH
Directional sewing is where all even number strips are always on top. In other words you would sew strip one to strip 2 with two on the top and then when you add strip three you would turn your work and sew from the bottom; then add number 4 and you are sewing from the top again. Hope this helps.
I have a tip that has always worked for me . I pin the first two strips , one pin on the top , then middle then bottom , I pin while its sitting on my lap . The third strip I just sew and the 4th pin , 5th just sew and 6th pin and so on.
You guys have some good tips. Don't forget to put your finished Bargello quilt in the media section for all us to see.
I would like to try designing my own bargello quilt. Does anyone have any tips for how to get started? I have EQ which is supposed to have the capability to assist with bargello design, but I find it's not that easy for that purpose. The only Bargello-specific software I've found is not Windows 7 compatible. Are there any good books out for bargello design? Any online classes?
Try Bargello 32 , that is what i use
I emailed Soft Expressions.com about the info on their site. It says bargello 32 is not compatible with Windows 7, but it also says it is! Their reply was to download the demo to see if it works. The person said it's old software no longer supported by the developer so no new version is available. Do you use it with Windows 7?
OK, so I figured I'd try the download. My computer gives me a message that "bar.exe is not commonly downloaded and could harm your computer." Wish I knew a computer programmer who could develop some updated software!
I also have windows 7 , it works fine .Before you purchase I would recommend you download the free trial i think its 30 days
Thanks, Becky, for your help! I tried the download again and my laptop gave me 3 different messages telling me that it's not going to work since it's a 16-bit application. Oh, well.
ohh thats sad . sorry