Detail of Stitching and Quilting at the same time

Aug 2, 2013

Look at the sewer’s stiletto. Do you see that the point is hidden into the turned under edge.  There is no sewing in that seam, yet - Remember this technique is No Sewing Until You Quilt it.

This design was very easy to stitch and quilt at the same time.

I used a zig zag stitch with invisible thread on the top and a 

40 weight Rayon in the bobbin. Use the free motion or darning foot.  I simply zig zag towards me, getting a stitch on both sides of the seam. Then - travel in a ditch to the center of the strip and back up with straight stitching. Repeat! All those wonderful blues were a joy to work with but hard on the eyes with invisible thread; so I had a pair of magnifying glasses made.

Also, I have discovered .005 Invisible thread by Coats and Clark, available at some Wal-Marts. My sewing machine likes this thread. You should give it a try. 

I hope to be writing an article for American Quilter on joining the units of this quilt that have curved seams. 

In my “No Sewing Until You Quilt It” book -  on page 54, the quilt “Bloom Where You Are Planted” - You can see how I joined units with straight seams. Happy Quilting!

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