Saturday, October 1, 2011

Taking the "Drag" Out of Free Motion Quilting

This post is not my original idea.  I give the whole credit to Leah Day.  She posted about how she attached dresser pulls on her ceiling along with a few bungee cords and clamps to hang her quilt as she free motioned.  I thought about this for a long time and didn't want to put any holes in my ceiling so I came up with a similar idea, but with a little different equipment.  I have an old snap together quilt frame that I received for Christmas years ago from Dean.  I hand quilted one quilt in this frame.  Well I found a different way to use it this week.  I put it together a little differently and still used Leah's idea.  I'm only doing a baby blanket right now, but I'm sure that a larger quilt would work just as well.  I didn't buy a thing.  This was stuff that I already had in the house.  If I want my frame a little bigger, I will have to go the hardware store and get longer PVC.  Please let me know what you think!

Now I can have it both ways--no holes in my ceiling and no drag.

Hmmm--I can have my cake and eat it the saying goes.

 My friend, Sandi, at Sew in Peace is having an I Spy Swap!  I have my blocks from a previous swap and received some really unusual and fun fabrics that have given me enough blocks to make an I Spy Quilt. If you have a child in your life that just needs an I Spy Quilt, here's your chance at getting a large variety of fabric.

Happy Quilting

Kay Lynne


Anonymous said...

what a wonderful idea Kay Lynne,you are so clever and that cake is gorgeous,well done

Sandra said...

You are so creative! Your "quilters assistant" looks like a great idea. I'll be anxious to hear what you think after you've given it a good test run.

Thanks for sharing a link to the I Spy Swap. It's filling up fast:)

Gra said...

What a clever idea!!!!!!!
The cake is beautiful!!

Kari @ The Purple Quiltapotamus said...

Thats a super neat idea to help with free motion quilting.

I'm in the swap too - can't wait to see all the fabric!

sewsilly said...

Very cool idea. You could probably market that in some way or the other. Great job!