My next show is Fredericksburg, Virginia. If you're looking for a little inspiration for machine quilting, consider joining me on Saturday October 3 in the Handi Quilter studio.
I love to use simple shapes cut out from freezer paper. When they are ironed to a fabric, there's no need to mark the fabric in the traditional way (ie, with a pen, chalk, etc). The outside of the shape provides the sewing guide. What do I mean?
First, tracing a stencil from one of my favorite quilting motif books, "501 Quilting Motifs."
This is a compilation of stencils from Quiltmaker. An awesome book! I bring it to every class and highly recommend it.
|Tracing a pattern from 501 Quilting Motifs (Martingale)|
Now, for the freezer paper. Used one of my own patterns which I call Stacked Hearts. First, here is the mini quilt I made using this applique pattern:
|Stacked Hearts, available on my Craftsy pattern site (only $1.99)|
Here is the cutting out of the Stacked Hearts template using freezer paper:
|Trace the template onto freezer paper and cut out.|
|Quilting using the HQ Sweet 16|
|Stacked Hearts freezer paper applique template ironed to a large rectangle of fabric|
|Stacked Hearts mini whole cloth quilt|
I have other samples using freezer paper to guide me for machine quilting. I'll be back with some more. But, for now, I wanted you to see one of my latest tricks. Even a simple stencil will work for this.
Two quick pics of some samples I've dragged on the road with me the past 7 years. My students get these applique patterns: