Baby Safety Pins–A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Good Morning, Quilters!

What better way to welcome a new baby into the world than with a quilt!  

Last week we stitched The Baby Carriage.  This week we’ll add The Baby Safety Pin.  The Safety Pin can be stitched in a row to create a border, or add a loopy line between motifs to use it as an all over motif.

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THE BABY SAFETY PIN-A MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIAL

Begin by drawing parallel lines-2 inches apart.  Add a parallel line 3/4″ below the top line.  Begin stitching on this line.

Stitch an upside down “U”.

 

Stitch in 3-4 stitches, then stitch a smaller upside down “U”.  Sew over a few more stitches to close the shape.

Stitch down to the bottom line and curl up.

Stitch a full circle..

Add another partial revolution…

Stitch a straight line, ending next to the top of the Safety Pin.

Stitch on the previous line of stitching back to the bottom of the “pin”, then add a loopy line.

Begin another Safety Pin in the row or stitch the motif as an all over pattern.

Whatever you do….

Don’t stick yourself and definitely, don’t pinch the baby!

Happy Baby Sitting!

Lori

PS…Velcro may be safer, but as a quilting motif…not so much!

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Machine Quilting Quick Tips

Craftsy Free Motion Quilting

Good Morning, Quilters!

Last week we worked on creating a smooth stitching line by moving one thing at a time…

Whenever you need to move your hands, stop sewing with the needle in the down position.

As you start sewing again, it can be challenging to create even stitches.  It is important to coordinate your hand movement with your foot speed.

As you resume stitching…Say out loud “R-e-a-d-y, stitch!” 

This will help your timing.

As you gain more experience, you can just say it in your head.

Later it will become part of your natural rhythm.

YOUR ASSIGNMENT:  Ready, Stitch!

#smoothandsteady

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

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Doodle to Design, Craftsy, Lori Kennedy

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