I have blogged about something new my online quilting friends and I are doing in order to get our pile of quilt tops finished or quilted. We've chosen to name this "Flimsy Friday" or "Finish it up Friday." We try to devote each Friday for quilting either by hand or machine.
Lately, there has been some discussion about using Press 'n Seal as a stitch guide for a quilting design. Some who have used this product say that it can be difficult to remove in the areas where you have to double stitch.
A product that I have used and really like is the Golden Threads quilting paper. I find that it is easy to remove after I have stitched out my design, and there are many different ways you can attach the paper to your quilt top for quilting.
Rather than tell you all the wonderful ways to use this quilting design paper, I found this video on the Golden Threads web site. The technique of 'dot to dot' quilting is explained, and is a great way to practice if you are a beginner. In the demonstration they are using a long-arm machine but I use my regular domestic and it works great!
Sometimes I send my quilts out to my long-arm quilter and they always come back beautifully quilted but this can get expensive. I am finding out that by going through the exercises described in the video and practicing regularly that my free motion quilting is improving, and I am hoping to get to the point where I am satisfied enough with it to do it on a quilt top that I have spent a lot of time working on.
If you are interested in learning more about Golden Threads and the products they offer, click HERE to be taken to their web site. There are other learning videos that you can view there as well.
I hope all of you have a very productive Friday getting your quilt tops quilted!
Until next time . . .