Memorial Day Sew In – Photos!

I got a new tool! The Versa Tool by Handiquilter has lots of different applications and so far I like it a lot even on my sit-down longarm. They don’t recommend using longarm rulers on domestic sewing machines since you can damage your machine (the feet on domestic machines raise too high and if you break a needle on the ruler you can really mess up your timing or something worse). But if you have a sitdown or regular longarm rulers like this are pretty common. This was my first try using one. I’ll probably mostly use it for straight line and small curve work.

Memorial Day sew in photos

Memorial Day sew in photos

Memorial Day sew in photos

Memorial Day sew in photos

Memorial Day sew in photos

Memorial Day sew in photos

Memorial Day sew in photos

 

A new owl joined the owl corner! She’s pretty fancy. I got her on sale at Cracker Barrel.

Memorial Day sew in photos

 

I tried to video me using the ruler while quilting and it didn’t work out so well. First entry for the “blo0per reel”.

 

And I’ll be talking more about the pink bars attached to my Powerquilter table in my next podcast! Lots of folks have asked about them. I plan on doing a full blog post explaining what they are and how I like them. I think they have lots of applications for domestic machine quilting too – eliminating drag is pretty important and we all can’t drill into our ceiling to hang bungee cords up.

I started marking my MQG challenge quilt for quilting and the blue pen promptly ran out of course.

Memorial Day sew in photos

 

Not pictured is all the progress I made last night working on my first Amy Butler Pouf. I’m not quite at the halfway point yet. I am enjoying using up lots of scrap batting and upholstery fabrics!  The pouf will probably go to Bernie so she can look out of windows easier.

I added some blue to my hair!

Memorial Day sew in photos

Memorial Day sew in photos

Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing your new toy with us. Love the creative quilting you are doing on that gorgeous looking quilt. Can hardly wait to see more of it when completed.

    Comment on the “drag” problem when quilting at home. I purchased an old board room table from a company that was replacing their office furniture. It is large and wide enough to lay more than half of a full queen quilt on it while quilting. It has been wonderful.

    I have huge sewing desk as well for smaller projects like baby quilts and other smaller projects on the go.

    The table is the best buy I have made.

  2. Really cool tools, Katie! Do you push the rulers on the quilt and move it together under the sewing machine? I’m really curious about your pink “suspenders” 🙂