Build your blocks with NO sewing and then top stitch the finished block with invisible thread.

Aug 4, 2016

The block on the left is a block for our retiring quilt guild president, it will be joined with other traditionally pieced blocks.   In the past I have built individual blocks but then slip stitched by hand around the edges. I wondered if I could use my Featherweight machine to top stitch the block with invisible thread. (I used Coats .005 Invisible thread available at Wal Mart; and Botton Line by Superior Thread in the bobbin.

      Success!  I just used my clear 1/4 inch foot, and stitched close to the edge.  I am so tickled that this worked. Now I plan to take my Featherweight on the road with me to finish these purple blocks on the right by topstitching and then join with sashing. Then I can send that quilt top out to be long arm quilted.  “Edna’s Star” on the left is named for my mother in law - the design came from an old bedspread at the farm where she lived. It will be an easy 3 hour class that I will offer soon and my “Valentine Surprise” blocks on the right will be a new 6 hour class. Happy Quilting!

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