I absolutely LOVE the look of curved crosshatching in my quilting and there are quite a few different tools out there now that make this easier. It really simply requires a curve to do this treatment, but some tools have extra details on them to make it easier & more accurate to achieve. Renae Haddadin was one of the early quilters to highlight this style using her Arcs set, but now she has come out with 3 rulers that are specifically designed to make this simpler.
This is a great acrylic template for straight and curved lines. Available in 3 sizes: 7", 10" and 12"
These acrylic templates are a fantastic all-in-one tool that are useful for quilting straight lines, curved lines and guiding the hopping foot around. The markings are every 1/4" to help you space the lines evenly.
Price: $AU16.00 for 7”
$AU20.00 for 10”
$AU24.00 for 12”
We also have back in stock Renae’s Red-E-Edge clamps
Light weight side clamps that hold securely and evenly. see video SOLD AS A PAIR.
These clamps weigh only 1 1/2 oz and pinch the edge of the fabric tightly to allow you to add side tension to the entire exposed edge. Available in 12", 16" and 20" there is a size for any frame machine.
Note: they are stiff the first few uses but become easier with proctice and use. Open and close them starting with one end and working toward the other. Watch the video here to see it done. It can seem tricky at first ;)
Lastly, I have now received plenty more of the 2” Extra Clamps for using with the Red Snappers!
More new books to tempt you!
Mastering the Art of Longarm Quilting by Gina Perkes
This essential guide to using a longarm machine includes easy-to-follow instructions to get you well on the way to mastery! In addition to marking tips and thread selection, you'll also find detailed direction on planning and executing designs. Plus, the gallery section provides a treasure trove of inspiration! Featuring 40 original quilting designs, there's something for both traditional and modern quilters at all skill levels.
Quilting Designs from Nature by Lone J. Minkkinen
Step away from the usual look of continuous line quilting designs into the natural world of a Danish artist with these extraordinary patterns. Drawing from such venues as the barn yard, a pond, the ocean, a forest, and a field of flowers, Lone brings flora and fauna to unusual life. Her birds and beasts can populate individual blocks or stretch along borders. They can be enlarged or reduced to create pantographs or the most intricate fill patterns. Each design was created for continuous machine quilting, but hand quilters will find these shapes beautifully adaptable.
Pathways from Quilt Top to Quilted by Sally Terry
Well-known teacher and author Sally Terry has compiled decades of machine quilting experience into one book. Designed for quilting on any machine, the book starts with troubleshooting! You will know right away how to prevent problems, and that's a great gift of time. Sally covers 29 machine quilting tips from backing to loading to zippers, and everything in-between. Plan your quilting with Sally's quilt design and layout planning page to preview your results. Then use any of her 22 Shadow Rhythm or Walking Borders quilting patterns for stunning quilts.
Sally has filled her book with pictures and exercises to inspire your quilting s - 05/09/2011
Reviewer: Quilter's Home magazine from Winterset, IA, USA
We could be wrong, but this might be the first mainstream craft pub to address the specific issues around long- and mid-arm quilting techniques. Of course, most of the information in Sally's third book on machine quilting can be applied or adapted for home machine quilting as well. A longarmer for more than 20 years, Sally fills her book with pictures and exercises to inspire your quilting skills. What we really like about this book is that Sally not only tells you how to quilt correctly, she shows what happens when it's wrong, both in pics and illustrations.
Your Machine's Decorative Stitches by Karen Linduska
Learn to use all of the stitches that come with your sewing machine. Go past straight stitches and zigzags, and pump your quilts with surface design excitement. Appealing not only to the beginning quilter, this book will remind every quilter of all the choices available at her/his fingertips. Written for any brand of machine, Karen shows you how to use and manipulate those stitches to maximize surface embellishment. Practice on 12 small projects, then combine decorative stitch techniques to make two larger wallhangings.
Thread Magic Garden by Ellen Anne Eddy
A flower garden is a place to daydream, make wishes, quiet the mind, or spark imagination. Bring this special space indoors by making a floral art quilt using fusible appliqué and machine embroidery techniques. Learn how to develop your own vivid designs and then choose the best fabrics, threads, and embellishments to create special effects that bring your flowers to life. With Ellen's innovative no-pattern approach, you'll be on your way to becoming a master art quilter just like her!
• Over 20 different floral studies help you see the simple shapes in flowers like hearts, bells, teardrops, and spirals
• Machine-embroider like a pro with zigzag and straight stitch techniques for progressive shading and edge-to-edge color
• Includes an inspirational gallery of sumptuous quilts and flowers
Hari Walner's Continuous Line Quilting Designs
A Smooth Path for Your Quilting
- 80 original continuous-line designs for hand or machine quilting
- Spend less time starting, stopping, and securing stitches
- Visual design index makes it easy to find the best patterns for your quilt
- Includes tips on machine quilting, marking, and background stitching
Best-selling author Hari Walner is back with brand new quilting patterns and also variations on old favorites. This book has something for everyone, from sophisticated motifs to sweet animal faces. Directional diagrams make it easy to smoothly stitch your design from start to finish in one continuous line.
I’m still uploading even more new books to inspire & tempt you, so stay tuned whilst I work at this. I’m stuck here at home in front of the computer for a few more days after minor knee surgery this week, so wish me well for a very quick recovery!
Until next time…