/ by: RoseHoffaQuilts

Bunnies and Bears

I made the Easy Variable Star Quilt from Even More Quilts for Babies from CT Publishing.  As far as quilts go, this one was a simple breeze.  I cut it out on Wednesday evening, put it together in about 5 hours on Thursday, quilted it on my Sweet Sixteen on Friday, and put the binding on it with hand sewing Saturday.

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After that Sweet Sixteen class, I wanted to try a few new techniques for quilting on my Sweet Sixteen and these did not disappoint.  I purchased a pack of 3″ panto patterns and Golden Threads paper.  I used the 3″ size on the middle and then enlarged them to 4″ and put them on the border.  _DSC8902

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I wanted to use pearls on the inner, but found I didn’t have a circle small enough….Ah-Ha… now I need a ruler…next order for sure, so I just did a simple meandering.

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The only thing with the Golden Threads… when you take it off… boy what a mess.  It cleaned up easily enough, thank goodness and really you can’t argue with the results, so that will be a keeper.

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I also pressed my big cutting table (from Tracey’s Tables) into full service for a change and Wow!  Glad I bought that thing… I was able to quickly pinned without crawling on the floor and saved my back a ton, which is finally feeling better.  I couldn’t quite get the regular pins up so I used the safety pins with some PinMoors… I’ll be order more of those soon too as they were quite handy.

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Overall… this was a great learning experience.  It took me about the same amount of time to set up the quilting as to do it… it wasn’t as smooth as I would’ve have liked, but I’m getting better.  Also used King Tut in the top and Bottom Line in the bobbin and that worked awesome.  Loved that thread and will be adding a few more there as well.  I also learned a better way to do borders and a better way to do binding, so overall I’m calling it a success.

 

 

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RoseHoffaQuilts

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  • Your stitches are so nice and even….I’m wondering what your settings were on the Sweet Sixteen for stitches per inch and speed.

    • I don’t think these comments get emailed, so I emailed you Ruth…

      Just in case anyone else would like to know. I have the Tru-Stitch regulator and set it for 25% and 10 SPI, since I was using a heavier 40 wt thread – Superior’s King Tut. I used Superior’s Bottom Line in the bobbin.

  • The quilt is lovely. I would like to see how one attaches the the Golden threads paper to the quilt and actual stitching process. Can anyone show this?? Thx. Emily

  • Rose, You mentioned a Sweet Sixteen class, was this at your local quilt shop? Is that where you learned about using a panto design with your SS? Like Emily, I would love to see photos showing the process of getting the panto design from the original pattern through to the finished stitches.
    Your quilt turned out great! Thanks for sharing!
    ~June in AZ

    • Yes, I learned at a LQS here in Rockford IL that sells HQ. We had a class with a HQ instructor and it was great. I have lots of small quilts and I will get one of those out this week and do the process from start to finish.

  • Love your quilt AND your quilting! You have a better look to your stitches than I’ve gotten so far with my SS. Yes, please give few more tips/specifics on using Golden Threads paper. I’ve seen it but still don’t understand why one would choose it over marking your top with a stencil and a pounce or using a chalk pencil and tracing your stencil. TIA, Georgia

  • COMMENTS (9)

    1. cerena8 22 June - 2013

      Beautiful job!

    2. Georgia Foster 22 June - 2013

      Love your quilt AND your quilting! You have a better look to your stitches than I’ve gotten so far with my SS. Yes, please give few more tips/specifics on using Golden Threads paper. I’ve seen it but still don’t understand why one would choose it over marking your top with a stencil and a pounce or using a chalk pencil and tracing your stencil. TIA, Georgia

    3. ~June in AZ 21 June - 2013

      Rose, You mentioned a Sweet Sixteen class, was this at your local quilt shop? Is that where you learned about using a panto design with your SS? Like Emily, I would love to see photos showing the process of getting the panto design from the original pattern through to the finished stitches.
      Your quilt turned out great! Thanks for sharing!
      ~June in AZ

      • Madame Purl 22 June - 2013

        Yes, I learned at a LQS here in Rockford IL that sells HQ. We had a class with a HQ instructor and it was great. I have lots of small quilts and I will get one of those out this week and do the process from start to finish.

    4. Emily 12 June - 2013

      The quilt is lovely. I would like to see how one attaches the the Golden threads paper to the quilt and actual stitching process. Can anyone show this?? Thx. Emily

    5. Ruth Thomann 11 June - 2013

      Your stitches are so nice and even….I’m wondering what your settings were on the Sweet Sixteen for stitches per inch and speed.

      • Madame Purl 12 June - 2013

        I don’t think these comments get emailed, so I emailed you Ruth…

        Just in case anyone else would like to know. I have the Tru-Stitch regulator and set it for 25% and 10 SPI, since I was using a heavier 40 wt thread – Superior’s King Tut. I used Superior’s Bottom Line in the bobbin.

    6. Cindy 11 June - 2013

      Looks Great!

    7. Dawn 11 June - 2013

      It turned out amazing. Stephanie loved it and I know Lucy will too.