you get where I am going right? Well, in this case there are 720 stamps. Yup, still working on the third remake of the Postage Stamps Quilt.
Maritime Modern Quilt Guild has their very first Sew In yesterday and I got this bad boy top all done!! Very exciting indeed.
I decided that I wanted to stick with straight line quilting, but I didn't want it too dense. So I needed one of those quilting bar / guidey thingies. My machine came with one, but it will not stay in the hole it is designed for, and I really like to quilt with my walking foot. So, a little tape and ingenuity and I have this
Do you ever have to get crafty for quilting tools? Would love to hear about it :)
Linking up with A Lovely Year if Finishes for the February goal setting party.
I love your solution. I was just contemplating the same thing for one of my quilts. I was wondering if there was a trick to it as my guide bar doesn't stay in any of my feet.ReplyDelete
Good luck on finishing it this month. You're off to a great start!
Great innovation! Looks like the first sew in was a great success :) How many people were there?ReplyDelete
Great idea for the guide bar. I have yet to figure out how mine works, so I'm breaking out the tape. I'm actually giddy with the thought of being able to use it. LOLReplyDelete
Great Idea! Mine does the same thing. Love the quilt too! What color is the sashing?ReplyDelete
I keep wondering why your straight line guide (I don't know if that's the official name) doesn't stay put. So strange. It's the one attachment for my machine that I use all the danged time. In any case, you MacGyver-ed things up nicely. Good job on such a productive quilting week-end. If you keep this pace up, you're sure to meet that goal!ReplyDelete
Ah! My quilting guide thingey won't stay in the hole either - hence I have never used it, but wish I could. I see some masking tape in my future...haha!ReplyDelete
You will meet your goal, no problem. Such a productive weekend.ReplyDelete
When there's a will, there's a way! clever solution to a sticky problem.ReplyDelete
Great job on those postage stamps too...
Well, that's a clever fix! You should have that quilt done in no time.ReplyDelete
Carole, from Fresh off the Frame :-)
What a beautiful quilt! You know, a persons got to do what a persons got to do. I think you are generous!ReplyDelete
I love this quilt - well done!ReplyDelete
Ok, so I have to admit that I didn't even know that's what that thingy was for! I've never used mine : P Now I think I'll have to get it out and see what it does. Beautiful quilt! My guild has a retreat in April and I'm already giddy with the thought of all that time to quilt and quilt and quilt! Looks like you made very good use of your time, too - have fun!ReplyDelete
Oh wow, I'm going to remember your tip. That's brilliant! I have the same problem with my guide moving around too much.ReplyDelete
Love your stamps!! And genius idea with the guide bar!ReplyDelete
Mine doesn't attach to my walking foot either, time to bust out the tape!
Hi Adrienne, Beaquilter sent me your name as a partner in the Pincushion Swap...I need you to e-mail me. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com. thanks.ReplyDelete