Edit: Dawn has let me know that I have the picture of the first workbook, Pajama Quilter Reloaded, but what I was actually using was the second workbook, Pajama Quilter Rethreaded. I’m always confused! But, the winner can choose either Reloaded or Rethreaded!
For those of us who machine quilt, whether on a longarm or short arm or on our domestic sewing machine, half the stress is deciding which quilting design to use. I struggle with coming up with different ideas for my machine quilting
If you’ve done any ruler work, or the type quilting that requires marking, you know that can be so time consuming. There’s definitely a place for that type quilting but for the quilts that are donated or used at our house, it’s either panto, free motion or Baptist Fans. Those items are much quicker than custom work!
With a panto, and you know I love many of them, everyone’s quilting looks pretty much the same. But, with free motion quilting, you’re free to add a little of your own creativity. Here’s where Dawn over at Pajama Quilter comes in.There’s a workbook and/or a DVD full of ideas. For Jessi’s quilt, I used the Jungle Riot design.
The quilting doesn’t show up so well but it was fun and quick! I started with Dawn’s design and kinda went off in my own direction with it so mine doesn’t look a whole lot like hers. That’s the beauty of this type quilting . . start with an idea and go from there.
I couldn’t come up with any free motion ideas on my own, so thanks Dawn for coming up with these ideas and for publishing your book for those of us who need your ideas.
Because Dawn is not only talented but generous also, and because I truly believe her designs will help every quilter out there, we’re having a giveaway! Leave a comment on this post sharing a machine quilting tip or a funny story about your own machine quilting and you’ll be entered to win Dawn’s workbook or DVD. Winner will be chosen by a random number generator and drawing will be tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon.