Thursday, October 20, 2011

First quilting project!

I did it!
I tried quilting and I'm quite happy with my little result:
This Mug Rug!

I was excited to discover my machine has a "quilting guide"  - who knew??
 (I've now had my machine for 7 years and am still discovering things about it!!)

I used this tutorial  for the Mug Rug, plus this machine binding tutorial.

I had fun stitching the wavy lines - nice to have a play around!

But am painfully aware that the corners of my binding need a little work!


Overall - I enjoyed my first foray into quilting, and will definitely be doing more!  If anyone has any simple quilting tutorials to recommend - please leave me a comment! I'm on the hunt!

For now I can enjoy my new pretty Mug Rug!

Just perfect for a cup of tea, homemade chocolate chip biccie - and a browse through some wonderful creative spaces!
What have you been up to in yours?

19 comments:

  1. Awesome job! Congratulations :) Your mug rug is so adorable.

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  2. I just ordered some new sewing feet, great deal on Amazon about 8 different feet for $11, but they didn't come labeled so I don't know what many of them are for. Thanks to this post I now know that one of the pieces is the quilting guide. This will come in so handy. Now I just need to figure out which one is the button hole foot, the main reason I bought them to begin with!

    Lovely little mug rug!

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  3. It looks fantastic! Great job.

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  4. It' just so cute, and I also feel rather peckish for a choc chip biccie now hehe, I think you've done a wonderful job good work.

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  5. It' just so cute, and I also feel rather peckish for a choc chip biccie now hehe, I think you've done a wonderful job good work.

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  6. Those wavy lines make me giggle! I'm definitely not a quilter...You, go girl!

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  7. oh how adorable, and I'm so impressed with your wavy lines!

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  8. A mug rug would be a good way to begin quilting. You've done a great job and I do like the wavy lines. I see you've joined the Solids Only Tote Challenge, so no doubt I'll run into you over there.

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  9. What a fantastic first quilting project! You're a natural! Can't wait to see what else you come up with. :)

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  10. That looks pretty bloody ace for a first try; well done!

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  11. That looks really good. I do a bit of quilting but just SUPER basic stuff.

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  12. Great Job, Jill! This looks so cute :)

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  13. I think it's fantastic and you should make more (for when it's in the wash)... and remember, Christmas is just around the corner too....

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  14. Beautiful quilt!!! Try quilted coasters and mobile pouch, I have tried it as a beginner.Loved those wave stitches

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  15. very cute ! :)

    I made my first quilt using this tutorial (http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2008/10/how-to-make-ragged-squares-quilt.html)

    give it a try, good luck :) !

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  16. huh, that's what that stick thing is for. there you go! thanks for solving the mystery! your little quilt is very cute, and looks very well finished to me.

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