Are you ready for day two of our sew-along?
If you are still working on day one, no problem at all. These tutorials can be accessed at any time!
Please be sure to leave any questions in the comments section of this post or in the Flickr group discussion area.
This tutorial will show you how to "sandwich" your quilt and how to machine-quilt it. You will need a walking foot for your machine to do this.
This is a picture of the finished quilt top:
You lay your backing piece on the floor or table, wrong side up (right side facing the floor) and then put the batting piece on top of that. Last you will add the quilt top, facing up. (Iron the backing and the quilt top well before putting these together).
YOU WILL FIND MY TUTORIAL FOR STRAIGHT-LINE QUILTING HERE.
For this particular quilt I simply stitch on each side of the seams, like this:
When you get to the point where the seam pivots, simply lower your needle into your fabric, lift the presser foot, and pivot in the direction of your sewing line to follow the shape of the tumbler. Like this:
Now you will cut this piece to fit the sewing machine. My machine measures 15-1/4" across the front (side to side) and 26" from the bottom of the front, all the way to the bottom of the back (over the top of the machine). So those are my cutting dimensions. Measure your machine the same way to decide how big or small you want this piece.
Be sure to let me know if you need any help.