The Baby Carriage-A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Machine Quilting, Tutorial, Baby Carriage

Good Morning, Quilters-Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunties, God Mothers, and Babysitters!

Any new babies coming in 2017?

If so-the Baby Carriage machine quilt motif is perfect for you!  Stitch a row of carriages to fill a border or add a single carriage in a block.

THE BABY CARRIAGE-A MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIAL

Begin by drawing four evenly spaced parallel lines to fit your border.  In the sample below, the lines are one inch apart.

Begin stitching on the second line from the top.  Stitch a bowl shape.  Stop stitching –with the needle in the down position.

Stitch along the line to create a semi-circle.

Stitch a curved line to the top line, then stitch straight down.

Stitch three or four scallops along the vertical line–then begin echo stitching the “hood” of the carriage.

Echo stitch the left side of the carriage then curl around to begin the wheel.

Spiral in (clockwise) and spiral out (counter-clockwise)-then take a few stitches under the carriage.

(NOTE–If your Spirals aren’t perfect–don’t worry–messy spirals look great too!)

Stitch the front wheel–Spiral counter-clockwise in to the center, then clockwise out–again don’t worry about perfect spirals!

Echo stitch the front of the Baby Carriage then add a spiral handle.

Over stitch the handle–and echo stitch the centerline of the Baby Carriage, or….

Overstitch the handle to begin the next Baby Carriage in the row…

Machine Quilting, Tutorial, Baby Carriage

It’s the Perfect Perambulator!

Shhh–Baby’s sleeping–you know what that means–

It’s time to quilt!!!

Lori

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Quick Tip–Machine Quilting

 

Happy Monday, Quilters!

Just a Quick Tip for free motion quilting a smooth line...

When free motion quilting,  your hands form a “hoop”.  You can move the “hoop” left or right and up and down, but when you need to move your hands —to change the position of your “hoop”–STOP STITCHING!

Many beginners try to move their hand position while quilting.

It is nearly impossible to maintain a smooth stitching line while moving both your hands and the quilt.

So if  YOU are trying to move your hands, move your quilt, watch TV, plan dinner….

Consider doing one thing at a time-

YOUR ASSIGNMENT–sit down at your sewing machine and give it a try.

You might also like this:  The Myth of Multitasking

#onethingatatime

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!

PPS…Check out my Craftsy videos–50% OFF—Limited Time Only–Offer Expires April 15, 2017

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Doodle to Design, Craftsy, Lori Kennedy

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