Monday, June 20, 2011

Free motion sewing lesson no.1- Getting ready to stitch

The batting is a piece left over from a quilt I made. It is a polyester/cotton mix and I'm only using it because it is a scrap. There are cheaper types of batting available, so if you are going to buy a small amount to use for practising on, then the plain polyester types are the cheapest.

OK, any questions so far?
Well then I shall see you back here tomorrow!
Carole :)


Linda said...

Lovely tutorial. And your nails look great!

Terri said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for "following", I am so glad you did, as I was able to come and meet you! And I am your newest follower!
I am just now learning to free motion quilt for my first quilt ever, so I was so thrilled to see your two new video tutorials. I am excited to see the next one and get started.
You have a truly wonderful blog, I really enjoy your posts, and I am adding you to my blog roll.

Jensters said...

This is exciting Carole....looking forward to the next tutorial x oh love the colour of your nails x

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

Lovely, clear instructions as usual Carole.

Mrs A said...

Great start, i have a question about the feed dogs, i do have a BSR on my bernina which auto drops them, but i have done FMQ with them up, I asked my LQS about this and apparently its ok, to be honest i didnt see any difference with them up or down, is it just personal preference?
The verification word on this is hakedi, sounds a bit kiwi hey?

carole brungar said...

To answer your question Mrs A, the main objective is to be able to guide the fabric smoothly with your hands. Usually when you have the feed dogs up, their teeth grab the fabric making it hard to guide it to where you want it to go. That's why we disengage them. However, I don't see why you couldn't try both methods and find the best that suits you personally.
Hope that helps somewhat!
Carole :)

~*~Patty S said...

I have learned a lot already dear Carole...thank you

ditto what Lidna said about your nails :)