Friday, May 3, 2019

My Un-Quilting Adventures ~ Part 1 ~ Ribbit ~ Ribbit ~ Ribbit


What do I do when I have a quilt more than half quilted on my regular sewing machine

... and I am not happy with the quilting ...

... so I put it aside in my closet for a few months ... 

... and now my new long arm quilting machine should arrive (hopefully) next week.

We are still waiting for the frame to arrive.

I know I am never going to finish it on my regular machine.

I would have done so by now.


The "strand" quilting is not all that "bad."
However, it was making this light and airy top look "heavy" though.
Also, I had difficulty wrestling this large quilt top
on my regular sewing machine.
I became achy and frustrated
and got a wrinkle in the backing.
I just put it aside and it has  been the ghost of summer past
haunting me from my closet.

I think this quilt top is one of the reasons that helped me to finally decide
I needed to commit to getting the long arm.

It seems only right it should be my first quilt on my new Amara 20.



This was my " Last Quilt of Summer 2018" posted Here

I will be sew much happier with this quilt if I make this effort.

So I here I sit with my trusty seam ripper ...

ribbit

ribbit

ribbit

ribbit 

ribbit

You know where I will be this weekend.

ribbit

ribbit 

May you have a happy quilty weekend ... :)

I will be riveted to my seam ripper.

ribbit ... ribbit 


4 comments:

  1. Uggggh. Nothing more irritating to me than that blasted work ribbit! LOL!! The quilt is so darn cute...hang in there with it. Congrats on your longarm too.

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  2. I did the same thing a few years ago. After starting quilting on my bargello, I didn't like the look and ripped it all out. I tried again with a different quilting plan, and now that quilt is one of my favorites! Can't wait to hear about your new longarm!

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  3. Congratulations on the long arm. You know, If I could I would help you rip out the stitching. I don't mind ripping and I have years of experience. Some folks have advised me in the past, not to rip things out, but I am with you, if you don't like it, you should rip it out. You will love the quilt later for getting it quilted the way that makes you happy.

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  4. Skinning a quilt isn't difficult with a razor blade between the batting and the backing and it goes quickly. Batting can take a great deal of abuse from the razor blade, just be careful to keep the blade away from the fabric. I have a seam ripper that holds a razor-type blade and it has saved me hours of picking away quilting I wasn't happy with!! Good idea to remove the quilting you don't like so you can do the kind of quilting you want on your new LA!! Have you come up with a new plan for the quilting??

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