I’ve signed up for Craftsy classes before but I recently purchased the Creative Quilting With Your Walking Foot class with Jacquie Gering. I watched while I wrapped up on the plus sign quilt top (sneak peak below!) and I gotta say WOW!
After watching through the first 2 lessons of the class I was inspired to get at my machine and give a few things a try. One suggestion Jaquie goes over is trying different stitches. I’ve always wanted to look at what the difference is between stitch lengths so armed with some scraps I tried out stitch lengths on my straight stitches as well as some of the decorative stitches on my machine.
Wow that stitch sampler was enlightening! I listed to the the tips Jaquie mentions (especially the slow down tip!!!) and it went really really well. I used a Pigma Micron 05 pen to mark the stitch numbers, stitch length and width I used in that section. Now that I know what these decorative stitches look like I can totally see myself using them for a quilt in the future!
Oh and here’s the sneak peak of the plus sign quilt and an idea on straight line quilting!
What do you think? That the right quilting pattern? Just framing the seams 1/4″ or 1/2″ in both directions. I think that’s the right plan!
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I like the sneak peak of the plus quilt! I think that having samples and practicing is a really important part of growing quilting skills. I just tend to keep pushing through projects instead of taking time out to practice, even though I know that! I am looking forward to seeing how you incorporate these new stitches in your projects.
Thanks for reviewing this class and posting about it. I really want to buy it, but I also really need to finish at least one of my other Craftsy classses before I can justify the purchse 🙂 I’m keeping this one on the wish list. Can’t wait to see your plus quilt after you carry about that plan.
LOVE my walking foot – use it for piecing too 🙂 So nice to get to the end of the fabric and find both pieces are still the same length 🙂
I need to do that stitch sampler piece. . . there a SO many different stitches on my machine.
This just jumps out at you! I am seeing these cross quilts everywhere! Yours is so beautiful! I love it!
I’m so glad you reviewed this! I’ve had my eye on this class but wasn’t sure I could justify the cost. It sounds like I might have to!
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