Friday, July 2, 2010
New Sewing Table for Quilting
I purchased this sewing table at my local thrift store. It needed a leg reattached which my husband fixed for me. This is the first time I have had a large flat surface to quilt on and it is as wonderful as I have heard it would be. I put this table perpendicular to my regular table (which is just a cheap-o dining room table left over from college) and my old ironing board behind the table. It is a bit of a tight squeeze to get in and out of my chair, but should be a great set-up if we can get the bats out of the attic so I can move my sewing room upstairs.
I'm currently quilting Parker's Cub Scout quilt.
Originally I was going to quilt in the ditch around all the blocks in the center then do some free motion quilting. I didn't baste it together well enough and I was getting puckers on the front and back. So I stopped, ripped out the little bit of stitching I had done and rebasted it. I decided not to quilt in the ditch and just get right to the free motion but couldn't decide what pattern to use. So I checked out Leah Day's site and picked her cucumber vine pattern to try out. It has the effect of stippling, but with a different look.
You can see the pattern better from the back.
I have not decided yet how to quilt the borders. I plan to get the center quilted then check out Leah's patterns again for border quilting ideas.