this week I did some simple echoing, hearts , x's circle and one herat vine and farmland . I hope you will join me in praticeing these as echoing is a very popular filler in your quilts , if you have any questions please ask and I'll get back with you , Rmember to take a deep breath ,relax and have fun, this is no contest.. Barbara
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Nice work Barbara. Your circles are very smooth. My favourite of this batch is the "vineing hearts". The farmland is very cool looking too. WTG.
Thanks Kris, the farmland its the only one I copied from Leah Day ,the rest I was just messing around and liked them so I thought they would be good for the girls to pratice these, very helpful with building skills.My hearts were alittle ruff,but I loved the vining hearts to ,I just might use them on my next border. Barbara
I need to do some practicing too. I've got too much going on.
Barbara, very nice practice pieces this week. I also love the vining hearts, I may try them on Teddies quilt. The border is still waiting for me.
Marie and Melody, look fowrd to deeing what you do , have fun. Barbara
Melody did yo look up the manufacture and see if they can get you one,? I don't really know anything aobut this machine , Barbara
this website might have what you're looking for.
Sewing machine parts online
Melody ,yes you do need good llighting ,I have one of thsoe small desk lamps that I can adjust right next to my machine so I have better light . I thing I paid 6.99 for it at walmart, they also have small Ott lights that work well.to I got mine at Office depot when they were on sale , If you save your joann coupons when you get the 50% off one, thats when I'd buy a small lamp to use next to your machine. Barbara
Can you get another foot like the one you have that isn't terribly expensive? If so, take a small utility or snap-blade knife and cut through the foot on both sides of center so you still have part of the circle, but the front is open so you can see where you're going. Reason for getting another foot is that then, you still have the original foot as a fall-back, should the cut not go as you'd like it to. I'm lucky, my machine takes low-shank feet, so I was able to order an open-toed foot.
I did a little with the darning foot that came with my Futura (Miss Futie) but had knots allover the back, because my hands weren't in sync with my foot speed. I'm determined to keep at it, because this is a skill I really want to master.
It's Quilting! You're supposed to be having fun!