Sunday, 6 May 2012

Free motion

Another teaching day helping give ladies from Norfolk Quilters confidence in tackling free motion machining.   We begin by doing practice patterns with this unique 'pen machine' made by my ingeneous  husband!  It works really well with its spring loaded pen and gets the user into the way of moving the hands to make the pattern instead of the pen!  No need to worry about threads, stitch length, wasting fabric etc.

At the end of the day the stitched samples were assembled and reviewed.  The ones here by Kate were especially good but all achieved some perfectly good pieces for a first day.  Having put the fears to rest it's now time to do the frequent practice that is the only way to make progress and I think most of them will.


  1. The pen machine looks good and Pat is rely concentrating.

  2. My goodnes, your husband is a genius. Who would have thought of such a thing for teachers to use. I wish I had the benefit of using this when I was learning free motion stitching.

  3. What a clever machine - very unusual! Went on a similar free-motion course a few weeks ago in Ilkley and so enjoyed it.

  4. Beautiful art. work, I Like it :)))