Quilted

Thanks for all the comments, I am feeling a little better but still a long way from well. Luckily, I don’t have a lot of demands on my time right now so I’m working when I feel like it and resting when I need to. I’m thankful that I at least feel well enough to work and tonight I quilted this 16 patch top pieced by little Mary in Maine. I give them a hard time because calling her little Mary must make me BIG Mary …

It’s quilted with one of my new pantographs called Kindle by Lorien Quilting. She designs some of my favorites!

I also made a little change to the machine. I dislike the Innova side clamps, they’re small and even worse, heavy.

I didn’t like the original clamps that came with my Gammill either but after a bit of trial and error, I’d found clamps that I really like about 8 years ago. When I traded in my machine, I gave them the original clamps but kept the ones I liked thinking I might use them on the new machine only they connected by a strip of Velcro to the frame and I didn’t think that would work on the new frame. Tonight for the first time, I realized I could probably just tie the bungee cord from the Innova clamp to the ones I like …. and it worked. These hold a larger area and they’re a lot lighter so they don’t weigh down the edges!

8 thoughts on “Quilted

  1. Hi Mary! Great job in keeping the clamp – it does look like a good one. Nice and strong and sturdy plus holding quite a bit of fabric. Just take it easy – those bugs are hard to get over. Besides, you have that wonderful porch to enjoy! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  2. Thanks for this idea on clamps. My Handi quilter has a very small clamp I hate and now rarely use. I think I will try your idea, I have some of these lighter plastic clamps for chips. Glad to hear you are better, so am I.

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  3. Clever idea on how to use the clamps! They do look like they would be better. I thought of flames when I saw the quilting design so the name Kindle didn’t surprise me.

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  4. Interesting, my clamps look the same but are from the dollar store kitchen section. I have them attached with cored elastic and a stop slider to lengthen or shorten the cor as needed.

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