FM quilting video
I’m in the movies! Well, ok, not really, but I am on-line in a video:
Go down to the third clip on the page and you’ll see about a three minute clip from a recent demo. All done on a treadle, as always.
Annie in Wisconsin, USA
~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns
~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine.
See patterns, quilting, and National sewing machines at: http://community.webshots.com/user/damascusannie
A nice chance to see you in action! Beautiful work. Thanks for the link. You make it seem effortless, but I imagine it is actually hours of practice. Cathy
Nothing beats practice. I've been doing this as a job for about five years, so it should be effortless by now!
Oh, Annie - you're a movie (or video) star now! You make it look so easy! The variegated thread is lovely against the dark background. Did you have the pattern marked on the fabric? I ask because your work is so even (or does practice make it so)? Thanks so much for sharing this with us.
Nope, no patterns. I rarely use patterns since I figure it's a waste of time to put markings down that I'm going to have to try to wash out later. For work like this, the variations in the feathers just add to the charm of the project.
You are one gifted lady, Annie! Excellent job! (You're right about having to wash out the marking, plus the time it takes to do the marking). You're proof that practice makes perfect.
Practice doesn't even have to make perfect--just pretty good. 8^) I think it's a confidence issue for most folks. It takes some courage to just sit down and start drawing with thread. And it also doesn't hurt to have some natural ability, which I inherited from my maternal grandmother who was a very talented artist that never had the confidence to pursue it.
So that's the secret! Thanks for the insight, Annie - it makes perfect sense.
Wow! That is truly incredible. I am in awe!
Thanks! I have to get working on that project again. It's going to be a tote bag for a sewing machine collector friend in California.
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