Monday, May 13, 2013

Sip n' Sew at the Electric Needle

On Saturday I finally sewed my rows together on my Plan C quilt!  I went to the Sip n' Sew at the Electric Needle in Madison, WI.  Free coffee, lots of chatting and I learned a bunch too!

Here are my weekend progress photos! 

ROWS!  Plan C - Moda Ruby

Sewing my last row - Plan C Moda Ruby

Plan C Pattern - Moda Ruby - Need to work on borders next!

In the second photo, the shop owner Jen snuck over and put an extension table on my machine.  Which I LOVED!  I need one!  They are really slick so your fabric glides really nicely over it.  Plus I felt less strain on my wrists with more surface area for support.  The most important thing I learned though was I should be using single hole needle plate when piecing  This helps keep your fabric from being eaten by the hungry feed dogs!  I had no idea what they were for and the best part is, my machine came with one!  Yeah!

Next up - borders.  The pattern calls for a thin white border with cornerstones and a scrappy border with four patch cornerstones.  Can't wait to finish this top.  Its turning out so cute!

Any suggestions on how to quilt this?