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Free-Motion Framework Quilt Panels From Spoonflower

Free-Motion Framework Quilt Panels From Spoonflower

on Aug 20, 2018 in Blog, Books, Featured, FMFWQ, Longarm Quilting Gallery, Notions | 1 comment

Grab Your Quilt Panels Today! I’m so happy to announce the new release of Free-Motion Framework PANELS! These 36″ x 36″ square panels are directly inspired from the best-selling title, Free-Motion Framework. Updated to add: See all the Free-Motion Framework details, workshops, projects, and samples here, on the blog. In the Isolating Shapes chapter of Free-Motion Framework, we cover how to take any linear framework and select areas in which to quilt. I’ve illustrated how easy it is to isolate shapes by color-blocking them in as a visual aid. Well, as luck would have it, those color-blocked images looked really cool. With the help of C & T Publishing, nine fabric quilt panels are now available at Spoonflower.com! Purchasing Choosing your panel couldn’t be easier. Simply head over to the Free-Motion Framework Collection at Spoonflower.com from the ReannaLily Designs shop and select your favorite design. You’ll be able to choose your fabric type. For this demonstration piece, I choose satin. It’s only $.50 more than the woven cotton, and the results are stunning. You’ll also have the option to pick a test swatch, fat quarter, or yard. Choose Yard. Notice also, the fabric width is 42″. The design will repeat a bit. (Shown marked off in RED below.) This is actually perfect because it gives you a chance to test out ideas and colors before stitching them directly onto the 36″ square panel. Neat trick, right? Threads For my own project, I opted to match thread colors with the color-blocked shapes. Here’s my suggestions: Glide Linen 10WG1 Glide Celery 60580 Glide Cerulean 30308 Glide Split Pea 60389 Glide Baby Blue 30290 Glide Jungle 63415 Quilting Using my HandiQuilter Avante longarm I set up the satin panel with wool batting, just as I would load any other quilt. You absolutely can do this on a domestic machine, as well. As suggested in Free-Motion Framework, I worked symmetrically, trying to complete a single color at a time. The satin is quite shifty, so I opted to pin baste around the quilt top as I stitched. It was so neat to work within coloring shapes. Trying to stay “in the lines” is an added level of control and practice. You can really...

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Seamingly Accurate Seam Guide

Seamingly Accurate Seam Guide

on Jan 31, 2011 in Featured, Notions |

Purchase Here Tired of having inaccurate seams? Is your sewing machine covered in masking tape for your wider hemming and sewing needs? Wish you had a REAL guide beyond the metal throat plate? Do you have a metric machine and need an “inches” guide for your new patterns? Seamingly Accurate? is a new product allowing you to sew hems, apply trims, quickly make half-square-triangles and more without permanently altering your sewing machine! This product has been designed by me, owner and founder of ReannaLily Designs. I found, in my commissioned sewing endeavors, that I really needed more sewing guide lines. It occurred to me, that you might also. Seamingly Accurate? has been an editor’s pick for “Best Half Square Triangle” method in a few different magazines. And the guide was even offered as a sweepstakes prize for Vogue Pattern Magazine. Click the magazines to read more about the article. How To Install the Seamingly Accurate? Seam Guide 1. Peel off the backing of Seamingly Accurate? to expose the repositionable adhesive. 2. Apply Seamingly Accurate? to your sewing machine over and around the throat plate, lining up the black “needle line” of Seamingly Accurate? with your needle as shown. Use any straight lines on your machine such as the edge of the throat plate to help you line up your Seamingly Accurate? straight on your machine. Use a ruler to help you. Remember that you can remove and reposition it many times if needed. If you have an accessory case that opens or a removable table, or free-arm bed, make a cut in the Seamingly Accurate? so you can open your accessory case or remove your arm or table without removing Seamingly Accurate?. You can position Seamingly Accurate? any way you like. 3. Using a craft knife, cut around your metal throat plate and bob-bin case. Remove this piece of paper, or you can mark where you want to cut with a pencil, remove Seamingly Accurate? from your machine, cut with scissors, and reposition Seamingly Accurate? on the machine. If you have an accessory case that opens or a removable table, or free-arm bed, make a cut in the Seamingly Accurate? so you can open your accessory case or remove...

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