Learning New Skills

On Caiden’s birthday quilt, I free motioned stars in the solid squares.

2-DSCN5867I decided to practice my swirls on this quilt, since they can look like a galaxy it fits with the theme.4-DSCN6511I was just getting ready to use my new batting scissors to cut the end of the quilt off the frame when I remembered an instructor in the one of the classes said putting the binding on the quilt on the long arm is sooooo much easier than on a domestic. I thought now is as good of a time as any to give it a try.

So far I am LOVING this. So much easier.

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What have you learned lately?

Learning on the Journey, Jackie

  • Sandi Colwell

    That’s a great idea about the binding! The quilting looks awesome!

    • Jackie

      Thanks Sandi. My quilting is improving each time!

      Jackie Berdych
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  • Ruth Bourke

    I really like the choice of stars and swirls for your astronomical quilt. Really suits the subject!

    • Jackie

      Ruth,
      Thank you for stopping by. I love free motion and while the stars I’ve done before it was fun to try something new with the swirls.

      Jackie Berdych
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  • Jessica

    Very cute quilting. 🙂

    • Jackie

      Thank you Jessica and thanks for stopping by.

      Jackie Berdych
      Sew Excited
      Website/Blog: http://www.sewexcitedquilts.com
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  • Rebecca Ruch

    I haven’t tried putting on binding with the long arm. Great tip! While my stars leave something to be desired, I am in love with the swirl pattern and will sometimes find myself adding in when the rest of quilting is totally different.

    • Jackie

      Rebecca,

      How long have you had your long arm? I had heard about putting on a binding but I’m still so new with my long arm I figure I could claim newbie ignorance if it didn’t work. 🙂

      I’m just learning the swirl and loving it!

      Jackie Berdych
      Sew Excited
      Website/Blog: http://www.sewexcitedquilts.com
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      • Rebecca Ruch

        I’ve had my long arm for a couple years, I think. I’m still learning, though. I do quilting for charity and that has really helped build my confidence. With the charity quilts I usually only do the quilting. Some pieces them, I quo,t them and another person attaches the binding. The teamwork is phenomenal. My ruler work is very rough, but I do stitch a mean meander.

        • Jackie

          Most of my quilts have been charity quilts with a few gifts here and there. I have basic free motion down. Working with rulers more to improve there.
          Jackie Berdych
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          • Rebecca Ruch

            Quilting is just another skill to be learned and honed. You will get where you want to be with practice.