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.