Wednesday, 26 June 2013

twin needle quilting

I decided to do the quilting part of the oven gloves which I cut out a few weeks ago. I started with my usual straight stitch.

When I was doing that one, I wondered how it would look using the twin needle.

Then I wondered how it would look using the twin needle and some fancy stitches.

For the last one, I went back to the wavy lines just because I could!

I don't know when I had so much fun just quilting oven gloves!

I've put them aside for now as I really have to get on with some dressmaking. All those summer dresses waiting to be made. If I'm not careful, summer will be gone and they still won't be made. Who said "just like last year"?? Sad but true! *blush*

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  1. Looks like you had lots of fun playing with stitches! :)

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    1. I did, Sandi! I had to dig out the instruction book for the sewing machine to make sure which stitches could be used with the twin needle and I was surprised at how many could. :o)

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  2. I love your quilting with the twin needle, it really adds something extra. The wavy lines are my personal favorite.

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    1. Thanks Jules. I liked those wavy lines best as well - that's why I did it twice. Now I'm wondering how it would look with 2 variegated threads in the twin needle! :o)

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  3. That looks like a lot of fun. I have a twin needle which I've never used, so I think I may give it a try. Thanks Anne, you are a mine of creativity.

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    1. I honestly can't remember when I last used my twin needle, Susan. I had so much fun with it, I am determined I'm going to use it more often. :o)

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  4. I love all your fancy quilting! The twin needle does add an interesting touch! Isn't it so much fun to experiment? Looking forward to your next experimentation!
    Linda
    mysewwhatblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Linda. It was almost like it was when I first got the machine - trying out all the stitches and seeing what could be done. :o)

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  5. Love the wavy lines. Great idea! xx

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  6. It looks like your having lots of fun with your sewing just lately. The wavy lines are my favourite.

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    1. I am, Jo. I was like a kid with a new toy! LOL

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  7. What fun! Good on you for playing around with options... I like them ALL!

    Now I need to play with twin-needle quilting... *lol*

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    1. Oh you should, Freda. I wonder how your wavy line quilting would work with a twin needle?

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  8. I was just going to write "clever clogs" ..... but then I thought people might think I was being rude! I've never done anything but straight stitch with a twin needle - I feel an experiment coming on!!

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    1. I'm the same, Anne. I was amazed at how many of the fancy stitches could be done with the twin needle. I usually lengthened the stitch length to 2.0 but I didn't adjust the width just in case the needles hit the walking foot. Now that would be an expensive mistake!

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