Hey, all. I had several requests for video of me quilting last week. We have the video, it’s just on the treadle sewing machine instead of my Bernina. But, I watched them this morning and they’re very much what I am doing on the Indian Orange Peel quilt. These are not new videos. You may have seen them before.
This is a series of video, so the first one is stability stitching with a walking foot. I’ve learned since these were made to have side lighting when I do ditch work. It casts a shadow from the ridge into the ditch and makes the ditch easier to see. You can’t quilt the ditch if you can’t see the ditch. The Teflon sheet is a Supreme Slider.
Next, I set the machine up for free motion quilting, just like I do my Bernina. The feed dogs do not drop in either machine.
Here, I set up the quilt to be free motion quilted. This is how I fit the quilt into the machine.
And, here Rob is video taping me doing fmq. Notice that I am listening to music. Also, free hand free motion goes much faster than ditch work free motion (and I might have been trying to show off a little by going fast). If I get off a line in free hand, no one will ever know because the line was only ever in my head. But, if I get off the line in ditchwork, it’s always there.
Everybody have a great Tuesday. Lane