26 Nov

My Stitch Regulator is NOT an art quilter

So, I think I’ve figured it out. My Stitch Regulator is NOT an art quilter! I quilted a table runner this morning and figured out a few things. I found out that I like bobbin thread, but granite stitch still uses up a full bobbin awefully quick. I changed the orientation of my spool so thread doesn’t snag. I’m watching where I’m going, not where I am. I’ve decided to stick to motifs that are intentionally wonky. I don’t like quilting fused quilts with fused backs, because they’re too stiff to work with. And I found out that the stitch regulator works GREAT on plain fabrics! Flash back to my frustrations in the last days and I realized that the BSR (stitch regulator) doesn’t like lots of contrasty fabrics. It really likes shiny rayon thread and silky fabric. It’s a classy lady :-)

Me quilting

Yippee! Thank you every one for your tips and encouragement!!!!!! I got into a groove and couldn’t stop. I spent all day on the owl quilt and am quite pleased with the results. It’s not completely finished, so no big pic yet. But here’s a detail:

Owl detail

3 thoughts on “My Stitch Regulator is NOT an art quilter

  1. Kristin,

    Your quilting looks great! It makes sense that your stitch regulator machine doesn’t like layers. I’m glad you are getting it to work for you. You know, if you use Neutrogenia Swiss Formula Hand Cream, you don’t need to wear gloves while quilting?

  2. Hooray! I’m so glad you noted each of the things you discovered. And the quilt is looking stupendous. I am so eager to see the whole thing. Great job.

  3. If you ever take a machine quilting class with Mrs. Mel, she will make you take off the gloves! I think your quilting is looking great. I tried the Bernina Aurora and I didn’t like it. Or it didn’t like me!!

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