FMQ related. There’s so much info “out there” right now about machine quilting and each of us has our own personal “faves”, based on how we see and learn this art, that I thought I would do a simple post that includes a sampling of my favorite hints and mentors that have inspired me over the past 5 years.
To begin with: a couple of products that have made my (FMQ) life easier….
Basting safety pins that are fine wire which slip through batiks, and other finely woven fabrics, with ease…. Please, note the yellow flower in the upper left corner!!!!! This makes all the difference!!!! Ask your favorite shop to stock these!!!!!!
Next are the Spiral Eye (hand sewing) Needles……..the link is here.
Pam (the inventor) also makes available machine needles with this feature! Check out the above link.
And, here is a list of a few totally awesome FMQ gals………..
Leah Day: http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.com/ Lori Kennedy (“Inbox Jaunt”): http://theinboxjaunt.com/ Wendy Sheppard (“Ivory Spring”): https://ivoryspring.wordpress.com/ Karen McTavish (“Mctavishing”): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga6pTEAkGyg Cindy Needham (“The Linen Quilter”): http://blog.cindyneedham.com/ Diane Gaudynski: http://dianegaudynski.blogspot.com/ Sharon Schamber (the pin basting method I use): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhwNylePFAA Kelly Cline: http://www.kellyclinequilting.com/ Karen Miller (“Karen’s Quilts, Crows and Cardinals”): http://karensquiltscrowscardinals.blogspot.com/
One last link for info on the Juki TL2010Q machine that I use for FMQ: http://www.raichert.com/TL2010Q/tl2010.html That link will take you to the specific page/machine. A free telephone call will answer any questions you may have. Free shipping is a plus (along with an excellent price!!!!) Servicing is no problem….any technician will happily give the machine any needed check-ups, as it is a completely mechanical (no computer!) straight stitch machine.
Feel free to let me know if there are any other pieces of info you would like to see on this blog!!!!!
Sending warm South Texas hugs to y’all………………………..