Sunday, January 29, 2017

When the grass was green.......

Here are some mug rugs/coasters that I made on my Babylock Destiny in May, when the grass was still green.....just haven't had time to post about it yet....

They were quite fun to make, despite some problems along the way.......

This was white thread.....looks like it somehow picked up some oil from the machine somehow? I have NEVER seen this before. The strange thing is, it happened in the middle of sewing....not at the beginning, where you would expect, if it were related to the thread path - any thoughts?

This was a first for me as well - embroidery thread shredding.....I am using the same thread, needle type, stabilizer, etc..... that I always used on my Babylock Ellageo and never had "shredding" happen. Quite frustrating on this brand new and not so cheap Babylock Destiny. It happened in a spot where the stitching was quite dense. I finally just pressed the needle up/down to SLOWLY get past the problem area.

I do enjoy the large hoop on the Babylock Destiny. I was able to make two at a time, which save a lot of thread changing time.
In the end, I got them all done and they make me smile, which is a good thing.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

31 days of quilting with a walking foot (great information)

Petit Design Co has done a 31 day series on quilting with a walking foot.........think it is just straight lines? NOPE - she includes curves. There are some great ideas applicable to quilting on a longarm as well. Click here to visit the landing page with links to the 31 days......

Monday, January 16, 2017

Free Quilt Pattern with great cutting instructions

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Here is another one from Robert Kaufman, using the 2016 Kona cotton solids color of the year. Again, great strip cutting instructions (no templates.) Wouldn't this be a cute baby quilt?

Friday, January 13, 2017

Tuxedo Bib

Finished this adorable tuxedo bib a little while ago. 

I made this one in a classic black and white, but wouldn't it be cute to use your favorite collegiate colors!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Working on some heirloom sewing

I don't always quilt, sometimes I do other things, like heirloom sewing. Currently, I am working on a child's night gown. I can't tell you how much I am loving my Babylock Destiny right now!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

It's Snowing - free mug rug pattern with free machine embroidery files included!

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There is still snow (well ice) on the ground here in Northwest Georgia from the blizzard (that wasn't) of January 2017. Oh well, snow can be fun, when it is fluffy and to celebrate the blizzard that didn't happen, I found this really nice mug rug with napkin. The free machine embroidery design, by Michele Mishler is even included! Thank you Sew4Home for sharing this with all of us!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

The cutest cat quilt pattern I have ever seen - and it's free!

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I have seen a lot of cat patterns, but this is the cutest one I have seen. And it is a great opportunity to use up some scraps. It is a free quilt pattern from McCall's Quilting.

To Grandmother's House We Go - a free quilt pattern

Click here for the free quilt pattern This quilt is a take on little red riding hood. I just think it is adorable for girls of any...