Quilting with Kids!

Quilting with KidsGood Morning, Quilters!

Sorry to have missed a Tuesday Tutorial this week–it’s been very busy around here!  We’ve been enjoying the beautiful Minnesota summer with family and friends and I’ve been working on a Sulky FREE webinar–(Mark your calendars — September 12th.  Sign up for the Sulky newsletter HERE to receive webinar notifications.)

Here’s a sneak preview of the project we will be making:
Quilting with Kids, Stick and StitchI LOVE TO STITCH

The webinar focuses on choosing the right thread for all your quilting needs while making a small wall hanging.

We will be using Sulky’s Stick ‘n Stitch to transfer the design onto fabric–and there will be PRIZES!!!

STICK ‘N STITCH

I love when I find a product that makes quilting easier–and Stick ‘n S makes pattern transfer as easy as pushing a button!

Simply print the pattern on to the dissoluble sheets–it runs through the printer with ease–then peel off the backing and stick it onto your quilt.

All you have to do is stitch over the lines!

Once all the stitching is complete, the sheet rinses away in minutes.

(Note–The sheet rinsed away in less than a minute, then it took a little coaxing to remove the ink from the printer. Soaking and a little rubbing did the trick!)

Stick and Stitch, Sulky

FAMILY CREATIVE TIME

When we had a little break in the action, I asked the kids for a few drawings….

Owls and turtles and snakes–Oh my!

I plan to print the line drawings onto the Stick ‘n Stitch to recreate their projects into mini quilts or wall hangings for their bedrooms.

(BTW-The leftover S ‘n Stitch can be used to carve pumpkins!)

What about YOU?  Do YOU ever quilt with kids?

What are YOUR favorite projects?

We’d LOVE to hear!

#SummerQuilting

Lori

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Instead of Stippling….Try This!

Blue Flowers, FMQGood Morning, Quilters!

Are you tired of stippling or meandering?

Or–are you like me–and find stippling difficult to motor plan?

Try stitching straight line fills between motifs!

In this little quilt, I used the same thread (40 wt Sulky Rayon) to stitch the flowers and the background fill.   You could stitch the background using a finer weight thread like Sulky’s Poly Deco or Superior MicroQuilter.

Blue Flowers, FMQ

Make a quick sample to see which effect you prefer!

I’m gardening this week–have to soak up all the summer I can!

#MinnesotaSummerstooshort

Hope YOU are in YOUR garden today!

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!Dandelion Quilt

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Loose Screws-A Machine Quilting Tutorial

Loose Screws, Spirals, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

I don’t want any commentary from the peanut gallery–(especially family…)–about the name of today’s tutorial…

Before we get to work…

QUIZ–FREE MOTION MACHINE QUILTING 1-2-3

Many of you have received your copies of The Book…

Now the question is…how many of YOU read it thoroughly?

Did YOU read the Dedication page?  (It’s one of the last pages of the book….?)

I’m not telling….YOU will have to see for yourself!

Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3

Personalized copies from, The Inbox Jaunt Shop HERE

Also available in print and Kindle editions at Amazon HERE

BERNINA AMBASSADOR BLOG TOUR

We continue our “Make New Friends” series with the BERNINA Ambassador blog tour…

Yesterday we met Kelly Ashton, Lynn Carson Harris, Diane Doran and Melody Crust...

Today you are in for a real treat!

Kathy Delaney (Appliqué)

Christa Watson, (Modern piecing and machine quilting), and

Mandy Leins, (Modern Long Arm quilting)

Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Now don’t be gone too long….

We have a FEW LOOSE SCREWS to Machine Quilt!

Begin by drawing parallel lines–In the sample below, the lines are one inch apart.

Stitch a wavy line along the drawn line, then stitch a clockwise loop.

 

Loose Screws, Spirals, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Continue stitch clockwise…

Loose Screws, Spirals, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Around and around…as many times as you like.

Two or three looks nice…

But so does five, six, seven….

Loose Screws, Spirals, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

As you approach the drawn line…stitch another wavy line and begin a counter clockwise spiral…

(Does this look musical to anyone????–we may have a new motif in the works!?!)

Loose Screws, Spirals, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Stitch a full row of Loose Screws from Edge to Edge…

Then add more rows…

The spirals can be all different sizes.

Loose Screws, Spirals, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Be sure to Doodle first! 

And get right on this one–we need it for next week’s tutorial–The Daffodil!

If you like Loose Screws--you may also like Silly Spirals

They are similar-Silly Spirals are a little easier to learn because there is a place to stop and think before your begin the Spirals.  On the other hand, Loose Screws are a little more challenging to learn, but once you do, they are faster to stitch!

Silly Spirals, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

I know I say this all the time…but I think both of these motifs are my new favorites!

What about YOU?

Do YOU have any new favorites?

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!