No-Mark Machine Quilting – Part 1 of 3

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by Shirley Stutz

In school I loved learning about fractions and their least common denominators. It seemed like a wonderful math game. I also love to find the least common denominator in quilting designs, reducing them to their simplest forms. This makes no-mark machine quilting easy.

To analyze designs, start by choosing a picture, a form in nature, or a design in the carpet. If you look carefully, you will realize that any design can be created from three simple shapes: straight lines, curved lines, and points.

Now that we have identified the common denominators, let’s draw them. Once you draw them on paper, you can draw them with your sewing machine. If you learn one design this week, another next week, and so on, in a very few weeks you will have a whole tool box of quilting designs.

Click here for Part 1 of No-Mark Machine Quilting.

The second of this three-part series is available by clicking here: nomark-mach-pt2

 

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B. Wetteland

when clicking on the above article, I lose all my navigation bars. I cannot enlarge the print on this page or navigate the article. Any help?

That’s really thniknig out of the box. Thanks!

Mary Alice Bates

Since I have been making dorm quilts for grand neices and nephews, I have made a lot of Stack’n’Whack quilts. By choosing a dramatic print fabric, the designs in each block are unique and pretty easy to follow for the hand-quilting touch that makes each unique. The rest is machine-done for both piecing and quilting. Yup, it is the lazy lady quilter – too much time to mark a big quilt so if one can follow another “line” why not do it?

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When I bought a Bernina QE 440 I found it came with a BSR (Bernina Stitch Regulator). With this I can start with any design I want. i.e. Start with a duck or swan and doodle around it, then repeat the design again. This is so much fun. I now quilt all my own quilts.

leny

I love all patterns. For now I’m student yet, but each day I’m looking to do the best.
Thank you very much for the wonderful free patterns.My work is for my vooluntier group which to be care poor people with terminal cancer in the S.Rita Hospital.
Hugs, Leny

Niña Klinck

I’m confused. Are there photos that go with this article? All I see are the first three paragraphs describing the common denominator. There doesn’t seem to be a place to click for more detailed information.

Now we know who the seinsble one is here. Great post!

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