Monday, January 24, 2011

Red and White - Part Seven

As hoped I did managed to get in some stitching time over the weekend. I've been working on a tonne of different things though, flitting from one thing to another and not managing to actually get anything completed, lol. But here is a little progress report on Red and White.

To try and combat the usual problems I encounter when quilting with puckers appearing on the back I decided I would take my time in the basting process this time. I laid everything out carefully and as tautly as possible. I turned my back for a couple of seconds and look what happened .........little paw depressions all across my nicely laid out fabric. Thankfully not dirty paw marks or someone would have really been in trouble!!With a little help from my kitty friends (or should that read in spite of my kitty friends) I did manage to get the layers together and under the machine. I have had my sewing machine for coming up to 5 years now and I have never used the walking foot that came with it.I'm hoping that this will also help with some of the puckering issues. Only time will tell, but the first quilting lines are in and all is well so far.

3 comments:

Miss 376 said...

I used a walking foot for the first time a couple of months ago and can't believe the difference

KimP said...

You are going to LOVE that walking foot!

Anita said...

My machine didn't come with a walking foot I wonder if it would be worth buying one.

I have been laying out my quilt and even though it seems the furry kids are sound asleep in another room when I start they are soon right the in the mix of it. They must have radar for that sort of thing.