I’ve been meaning to do this little P.S.A. for quilters for awhile now.
It is about Free Motion Quilting woes.
(I am in no way associated with the companies I am recommending, I just like these and think you might too!
Although if these companies WANT to send me an all expenses paid trip to Hawaii, I’ll take it. )
I was really starting to have a hard time free motion quilting a few months ago. Frustration city!
I’ve quilted dozens of quilts, was I loosing my mind?
Then I took a look at my quilting gloves and noticed that the rubber had completely worn off!
Jeeesh! No wonder. I didn’t have any gripping traction.
So friends, if you are having a hard time free motion quilting, make sure you have a decent pair of quilting gloves, it really does make all the difference!
There are plenty of types out there, but I like the ones with an all rubber palm. These are the kind I like best:
While I was buying my new gloves I decided to try one of these:
It’s a sheet of something (Teflon maybe?) that you cling to your machine bed and the quilt just glides like butter when you are free motion quilting!
Go get one. Today!
I’ve been working on a new wool applique pattern using Barbara Brackman’s new line 1862 Battle Hymn. It’s a really nice pallet.
They didn’t have yardage out yet when I was at the quilt shop, so I just did what they would have done in 1862 and made do with something else.
I was actually glad that I had to make do because it gave me the chance to break out this hand dyed cotton I have been hording for a few years.
It has the most wonderful texture and color, I just like touching it and haven’t wanted to cut into it. Silly!!
Back to work, Later Gators!