I have to admit I’m a lazy quilter and will always try and find the easiest way out when quilting! That said, I have decided that the long arm route is not for me! Why, would you say! Well for one, space and secondly I still like the idea of the more hands on way! Don’t get me wrong I love quilts quilted on a long arm machine!
So my normal route when it comes to quilting a big quilt will be the following, after I have pinned the 3 layers together I will –
• Stitch in the ditch.
• Do some free motion quilting, most of the time this will happen in the border area as I don’t have to fight with the bulk of the quilt. I find free motion quilting quite tiring!
• Then comes the lazy part! I love using my embroidery machine. Using the jumbo hoop I then embroider a quilting design in the blocks!
As you all know every action has an opposite reaction and when it comes to using the embroidery machine the bad part is that you can’t leave the machine! You have to sit and watch it like a hawk! Well to overcome the boredom of staring at the machine I then find a hand project, in this case I decided to finish knitting my Dr Who Scarf and started tying and sewing in the ends, which I shared with you in this post.
I hope to reveal both the finished projects with you soon.