Sewing Scissors-A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Scissors, Free Motion QuiltedGood Morning, Quilters!

Today we have Sewing Scissors–the last (for now) of The Sewing Room Series of Free Motion Quilt Tutorials.  I hope you are all going to make a little quilt to hang in your sewing room!

THE SEWING SCISSORS FREE MOTION QUILT TUTORIAL

Scissors, Free Motion QuiltedThis motif can be stitched any size.  I have provided guidelines just to give you a start at proportions.  Make the handles or the blades longer to match your sewing scissors.

Begin by drawing a rectangle:  2-1/2″ wide by 3-1/2″ tall.  Drop down 1/4 inch from the top line and draw a line 1-3/4″ long.

Scissors, Free Motion QuiltedStitch a narrow triangle around the drawn line.

Scissors, Free Motion Quilted

Stitch to the left a few stitches, then stitch on the drawn line and echo stitch back.  (You may stitch all the way to the tip or stop a few stitches short to avoid a build up of stitches at the tip.)

Scissors, Free Motion QuiltedStitch a small rectangle at the base of the blades.

Scissors, Free Motion QuiltedStitch a spiral in the rectangle and exit out the middle of the rectangle.

Scissors, Free Motion QuiltedStitch down, then stitch a spiral.  Spiral in, then spiral out and reconnect with the rectangle.

Scissors, Free Motion QuiltedStitch to the right and create the ride sided handle.

Scissors, Free Motion QuiltedJust remember…These are SEWING scissors…Don’t use on paper or you’ll incur your Mother’s Wrath!

Have fun with these…Add your initial in place of the spiral or add a little heart.

Tomorrow…a small quilt with Sewing Notions.

Happy cutting, Happy stitching!

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, share or tweet with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

PPS…This tutorial was stitched on Kaufman Kona fabric with Superior’s Magnifico Trilobal Polyester thread and Aurifil cotton thread in the bobbin using a Topstitch 90 needle on my Domestic Sewing Machine:  The BERNINA 820.

Free Motion Quilting Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs, FMQ

Happy Monday, Quilters!

I originally planned to call today “Mistake Monday”, but decided to go for a more positive approach…

Let me explain…Two years ago, while working on The Easter Egg tutorial, I stitched a little Egg Quilt…(the lower part of the quilt below.)

The quilt has decorated eggs all along the border.  Later, I filled the center with The Squiggle Square.

Both of these motifs are fabulous…but together…”not so much!”

Easter Eggs, FMQOver the weekend, I had a few minutes (and a little of this hand dyed fabric leftover) to re-do the quilt.

Easter Eggs, FMQI used Sulky rayon and a little metallic too…

In the bobbin, Aurifil 50 wt cotton–grips the specialty threads really well.

Of course…my BERNINA 820 with the large harp space…(No stitch regulator)

Easter Eggs, FMQMuch better!

Easter Eggs, FMQSometimes….Less is more!

–a lesson I have difficulty remembering!

Easter Eggs, FMQHope you are decorating eggs or quilts or both this week!

Lori

PS…There’s also an Easter bunny tutorial for more fun!

PPS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, share and tweet with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!