I'm finished with my small commission piece that I posted about June 29th. The machine quilting was somewhat frustrating.....but I now have some clues about how to make it easier the next time.
My machine is located in a cabinet where a plastic insert is placed level with the table top. Well......the insert has a bubbled/textured surface....why? Who knows.....but I now know that trying to smoothly move the quilt over the surface is impossible when free-motion quilting. So, that will be replaced. Secondly, 'the husband' has now cut out an opening in the front of my darning foot so I can see better....frankly, I'd like an opening in the back too!
Because I really enjoy handwork, I'm not planning on lots of machine free-motion quilting....but for those projects that are appropriate....I'll now have a better chance of improving my stitches!
OREGON ON MY MIND
41"w x 31"l