Finishing your Ultimate Beginner Quilt at home on your standard sewing machine is easy and fun, and I'm excited to show you how I learned!
I also have another blog post with some free motion quilting tips. So please check that one out too. I love red and purple, so I thought this fun nail polish mini quilt pattern that my friends at It's Sew Emma designed several years ago would be fun to share today.
If you love it too, you can make it, here is the pattern Download
batting (I used 80/20)
505 Spray baste and/or a few safety pins
Lay your backing fabric down (pretty side down) then lay your batting on top, smooth it so there are no wrinkles, spray a little bit of 505 on the batting and then carefully lay the quilt top over the batting. Smooth it all out again and add a few pins to secure. Then I apply a piece of masking tape from the top right corner down to the bottom left and then head over to your sewing machine. This Ultimate Beginner Quilt Sew Along is sponsored by EverSewn Sewing machines, so I got to use the Sparrow QE and I thought it produced some very nice stitches. If you'd like to check it out, here is the link to read more.
This looks great when you fold the binding over to the back side, it fills up the gap.
I hope you return for my next blog post on Oct 24, 2019, I am going to have a full video tutorial, and step by step pictures for you to follow on binding.... If you want to get a head start, here is what I do. I like to cut strips that are 2.5" for binding, then you will need to sew a few strips together so the binding is long enough to go all the way around your mini.
I hope you learned something about straight line quilting on your home machine. Please check out my other blog post showing free motion quilting...