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My name is Amanda Murphy and I’m a Quilting and Longarm Spokesperson for BERNINA. I wanted to share a new panel print that I designed to help teach free-motion quilting. It is available exclusively through participating BERNINA stores! I hope you like it!funny pillow cases
In my studio I sew on the lovely BERNINA Q 24 Longarm Quilting Machine but you can also use this panel to practice on the BERNINA Q 20 Longarm Quilting Machine or on domestic machines.？ I frequently teach both domestic and long arm quilting and think it is important to design for both. There is also a workbook available from participating BERNINA stores？so that you can practice tracing some of these designs before quilting.
I used Aurifil monofilament on the top of my quilt， with Aurifil 50 wt. cotton in the bobbin. With this combination， I haven’t had to adjust thread tension at all—plus it is hard to see my mistakes!
If you are a more advanced quilter， you can fill in some of the smaller spaces between the motifs with loopsdecorative pillow cases， pebbles， stilling or whatever your heart desires! Directions to quilt these motifs and more can also be found in my new book—the Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book， which gives you ideas for how to place these？ motifs in actual blocks. The two products really work well together.
There are actually two versions of the panel—the “training panel” is pictured above. It finishes at about 36″ x 52″. A smaller event panel is also available. It includes the simpler motifs and is designed to be cut up into placemats， pillows， or even made into a bag! Please share pictures with us on instagram using #berninausa and #berninalongarm， we’；d love to see them.
Even though Quilting BERNINA-Style： Free-Motion Quilting Panels look like finished quilts， they really ARE practice panels. So keep that in mind because， with quilting， you get better and better with time. I hope that these panels will make the process more enjoyable for you by helping you figure out which patterns are your favorites and how to travel from motif to motif for a beautiful finish!
Stay tuned as I will share a few quilting techniques here on WeAllSew.
I have a “Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book” to give away to one awesome WeAllSew fan. All you have to do is post a comment below answering the following question：
Which？Free-motion quilting technique would you like to learn more about？
A winner will be chosen on November 20， 2015 and announced later this month!
Baby bedding has become very creative and luxurious thesedays. It is the desire of every new parent to give a sleeping experience to thenewborn that is not only most comfortable but also stylish and elegant. Thereare so many options in terms of size, pattern, color, and price that it is easyto become overwhelmed for new parents. Remember that the basic purpose ofbedding for your baby is to give him nice and comfortable sleep. Tips containedin this article will make sure that you are able to buy baby bedding with ease.
One of my favorite traditional wedding substitutions has been taffy tasting instead of cake tasting. We are not cake people and on our big day we’ll all have white chocolate cheesecake. In the meantime, our guests were going to need treats. Our favorite taffy store is in Morro Bay, CA and just 30 minutes from our house. We?planned a date day at the beach, but my goal in the taffy store was to choose a sampling based on colors and theme. Chuck’s goal was to taste as many free samples while we were shopping. Turns out we found flavors like huckleberry, passion fruit, grape, berries & cream, birthday cake, and caramel cheesecake. We purchased 10 of each flavor and brought them home to share with the family for their feedback. Turns out only two unanimous favorites! Passion fruit and birthday cake stood out in our mini taste test while the others were less exciting.
Create beautiful, unique, and stylish reusable wraps for gifts this holiday season in minutes using a serger. Read on to find out which stitches work best for finishing the edges, tricks for turning tubes without a bodkin, and how to serge crisp square corners without touching the presser foot.