Last week's class was devoted to assembling our quilt sandwiches and learning how to "stitch-in-the-ditch." We were given the option of quilting along the sashing lines, or go the more labor intensive route and quilt each block separately. Guess which route I chose. Yep, I'll be burying twelve knots instead of two. Sigh.
|Stitching in the ditch|
So nice to be in the final stages of making my first quilt. And so glad I bought the Singer 301, a machine that's great for quilters because of the long bed. As you can see, this quilt, which is only 39" by 51", isn't a problem to quilt on my machine. But a larger quilt would cause some issues since the clearance to the right of the needle is only about 5 3/4" wide. The 301 can accomodate 7" to the right of the needle. Plus, I have the longbed, which extends out 6 inches. I hope to use it for my next quilt- just waiting for the walking foot I ordered to come in.
My work area- the pillows on the chair and books under the foot pedal are there because I'm too