A Place For Everything! My New Sewing Studio

Sewing Room, Vintage Sewing Notions

Good Morning, Quilters!

Once again, I would like to thank all of you who have ordered autographed books from my Etsy shop:  The Inbox Jaunt Shop HERE

or from Amazon Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 HERE

Or from YOUR Local Quilt Shop!

It’s already a bestseller on Amazon and it won’t be released until March 15!!

THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

KIMBERLY EINMO REVIEWS

I was really honored to have fellow columnist at American Quilter Magazine, Kimberly Einmo review Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 on her blog yesterday.  See “A Really Good Read” HERE

Kimberly is an amazing quilt instructor, author of six books HERE, Craftsy instructor and all around lovely lady!

She is definitely someone YOU should know–and we will be interviewing her soon in our “Make New Friends” feature coming soon!

Sewing Room, Vintage Sewing Notions

SEWING STUDIO

I am slowly moving into my new digs—-arranging and re-arranging….

It is so nice to have all of my collections in one place and visible!

Do you recognize some of my “photo props”!?

Sewing Room, Vintage Sewing Notions

MY COLLECTIONS

As I organize my new shelves, it is like making new friends again!

I have collected a wide variety of things over my years of sewing…

Vintage Scissors

Vintage Notions

Old Cameras

Red Tins

Anything Red

Teacups

Vintage Rulers

Vintage Flower Books

Vintage Bird Books

Sewing Room, Vintage Sewing Notions

As I read this over….(and I didn’t even include fabric, thread, quilt books….)

Am I a HOARDER?!?!

If so…I blame you…I need photo props after all….

Yeah–that’s it…It’s The Inbox Jaunt’s fault….

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

What about YOU?

Are YOU a Hoarder?   Collector?

What do YOU Collect?

We’d LOVE to hear!

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, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!!

A Quick Finish–And A Quick Machine Quilting Tip

Leaf Tablerunner, FMQ

Good Morning, Quilters!

Sometimes it feels good to make something small and finish it–wouldn’t YOU agree?

I started this little table runner as a sample when I was filming Sewing with Nancy a few weeks ago.  (Read more HERE)  (The episodes will air in September, 2017)

Leaf Tablerunner, FMQ

The colors were speaking to me–as Minnesota has been a bit dreary lately…

Leaf Tablerunner, FMQ

SIMPLE QUILTING ON PRINTS

This little quilt demonstrates that machine quilting shows up best on solid or near solid fabric.

Keep your quilting simple everywhere else–then add a zinger of a motif in the solid fabric.

THE OLD CORNER TRICK

Also…instead of figuring out a complicated way to turn the corners–do something different in the corners–no one will know that you didn’t know how to quilt a vine in the corner–it will look like YOU planned it that way all along!

Leaf Tablerunner, FMQ

What about YOU?

Do YOU have any quilting tricks up your sleeve?

Do YOU need a break from a big project?

We’d LOVE to hear!

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, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

The Coal Car-A Machine Quilting Tutorial

Good Morning, Quilters!

I can feel YOUR excitement about Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 from across the world wide web straight to my sewing studio in Minnesota!  The response has been overwhelming!!  Thank YOU!!!

We even made it to the Amazon Bestseller list–ranked #1788 of over 8 million books!!!

Strong work–ladies and gentlemen!!!

Be sure to look for the Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 at your Local Quilt Store

I would love to send you an autographed copy from my Etsy Shop:  TheInboxJauntShop

or purchase at Amazon HERE

All of the books will be available around March 15!

Wherever you purchase—a big Thank YOU!!!!!

BACK TO WORK…

THE COAL CAR-MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIAL

Last week we started stitching The Circus Train, an adorable border motif.

Begin by drawing two lines–3 inches apart.  Add a line 3/4 inch above the lower line.

Begin stitching between the two lower lines.  Stitch a Silly Spiral to create a wheel.  Stop stitching on the right side of the first “wheel”.

Stitch over several stitches and begin another Silly Spiral Wheel. Again, end on the right side of the “wheel”.

Travel from right to left over the top of the first spiral Stitch over one to two stitches then over the top of the first wheel–to the front of the Coal Car. Stitch up and at an angle to create the front of the car.  Add a little jog and stitch a horizontal line. Stitch a long horizontal line–stitching past the right wheel.  Stitch back to the left,, stopping just before the left edge of the Coal Car. Now is the fun part….

Add a decorative element like a deep zig zag.

Complete the decorative element, then finish the right side to complete the Coal Car.

Stitch to begin the next Coal Car.

Have fun coming up with a variety of decorative elements….

Wouldn’t it be fun to add pretty packages or animals in the cars?

Don’t worry about perfection—just have fun decorating the cars.

And of course, doodle first!!

Chugga,  chugga, Choo-Choo!!!

Signed,

Conductor 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, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!