Thursday, August 01, 2019

Quilting with a walking foot on Throwback Thursday

Welcome to Throwback Thursday (TBT) link-up for August. I'm co-hosting for Sandra of mmm! quilts this month. If you're looking for Free Motion Mavericks, click here!

First Sampler Quilt Using a Walking Foot

I believe that this is one of the first sampler quilts that I made to practice using my walking foot. It was supposed to be a cuddle quilt for pre-mature babies, however it turned out incredibly stiff. Even my brother's dog Boots wasn't interested in lying down on it!

Sampler quilt quilted with a walking foot
It was made with flannel and a thin batting. I recognize the star blocks since I made a few Christmas runners using those blocks.
It would make a better mat than a blanket!
This is the back. I got to be pretty handy with the walking foot before I finally got my Jag (my awesome Jenome)
Quilting from the back
It may be too stiff to lie down on but Chevy is always ready for a photo op!

Chevy doesn't lie down on it either!
What I learned
  • I'm not really sure why the quilt was so stiff, but now if I'm going to use flannel, I usually only use it for either the front or the back. I know that I made another one what turned out fine - but I'm not sure what I did, since it was donated a long time ago.
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  1. maybe if you wash it several more times it will soften up - it really doesn't look stiff - maybe it was different batting then you normally use - did you use a spray adhesive for basting - I did once and used too much and the quilt is still stiff even though it has been washed a lot and I used it for a picnic table cloth now

    1. Hi Karen, thanks for the advice. I will put it in the laundry room and wash it several times. It would be great if it was usable! Thanks for linking up :-)

  2. Interesting that it turned out stiff, as it certainly isn't quilted to death. Wash, wash, wash.

    1. Thanks Susan - it's in the laundry room, ready for the next load and the ones after that!

  3. I hope you can get it softened to usable, it's a pretty little thing.

    1. Thanks Dione. I've washed it a couple of times and it is softening up. Maybe my Chevy will want to sleep on it!


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