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Archive for July, 2010

Machine quilting my first quilt with matching pillows. I started with the pillows to practice my machine quilting, and quickly grew frustrated. Even with the feed dogs down, I couldn’t go left, right, or backwards . . . Luckily, our local quilt guild, Calico Quilters, had their annual picnic this evening, and I was able to question a few quilter friends. The trick? Roberta mentioned I needed to change my stitch length to zero, and as soon as I got home, I gave it a try, a voila! It worked!

Here’s a sneak preview of one side of the quilt. I thought it would be fun to make a two sided quilt, with each side of the pillows matching one side of the quilt! Double the fun 🙂 This side will be using my newly batiked and dyed fabric.

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Finished Batik FabricsAfter a week of boiling, rinsing, washing, dyeing, discharging . . . The fabrics are finished! I can’t wait to begin to use them in a project. Hmmm . . .

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